The ban on public speaking has been lifted as the license conditions imposed after the radical preacher Anjem Choudary was released from prison have expired.
The militants were imprisoned five years ago after being convicted of seeking help from an Islamic State terrorist group, leaving Belmarsh’s high-security prison licensed in 2018.
Originally from Ilford in eastern London, Choudary was automatically released in the middle of a five-and-a-half-year sentence.
PA News Agency understands the string of more than 20 strict license terms that Choudary followed for the Choudary release to expire on Sunday.
His use of the internet and mobile phones was not only forbidden to speak in public, but also to contact with suspected extremist-related crimes without prior approval.
He wears electronic tags, complies with curfew, attends only pre-approved mosques, stays in the designated area, and also has regular meetings with probation officers, etc. Had to comply with the standard requirements of.
Police and MI5 were considered to be one of a number of organizations involved in monitoring him under a system known as the Multi-Agency Public Protection Agreement (Mappa).
Another measure added his name to the UN sanctions list. This means he was banned from traveling and his property was frozen.
A former lawyer who was a leader in the once banned group al-Muhajiroun (ALM), formerly stayed on the right side of the law for years, despite being considered radical influence.
Since the 1990s, the five fathers have been ALM celebrities, and ALM has been run by many other names.
For over 20 years, he has expressed controversial views on Shari’a law, gaining thousands of supporters through social media, demonstrations and talks around the world.
There is no suggestion that Choudary organized the attack, but others previously linked to ALM include Michael Adebolajo, one of Fusilier Lee Rigby’s murderers, and Khuram Butt, the mastermind of the London Bridge terrorist attack. included.
As a teenager, Usman Khan, an attacker at Fish Mongers Hall, was also interested in Choudary’s view.
Islamic convert Luis Ludlow, who attempted a terrorist attack on Oxford Street, participated in a demonstration led by Choudary and the ALM Group.
However, Mark Rowley, a former head of counter-terrorism police, previously stated that Choudhary was not “a kind of evil genius” and dismissed him as a “poor groomer” in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today program. I did.
“I think we need to be careful not to exaggerate his importance,” he added.
It has not been confirmed whether the counter-terrorism police and MI5 will continue to track Choudhary or consider him an interested person. However, ALM is expected to continue to be of considerable interest.
Security services that may be considered in such cases and other means available to the police are Tpims (Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures). These present the suspected people and threats involved in terrorism, but are considered the most rigorous surveillance tools available to those who cannot be prosecuted or deported.
Tpim notifications (valid for up to 2 years) may include conditions such as curfew, tagging, the need to stay away from certain locations, and restrictions on overseas travel.
A senior security source told PA: “Destructive measures, including prison terms and licensing terms, have had a major impact on ALM’s ability to spread toxic ideologies.
“The group is ironically preying on vulnerable individuals, but their spokespersons are hiding behind their cult-like status and encourage others to commit violence. The group must be hungry for propaganda-breeding and propaganda oxygen that it relies on to spread hatred. ”