Controversial figure and Islamist preacher, Anjem Choudary, has been at the center of a significant development, as the Metropolitan Police has charged him with three terror offenses. Hailing from east London and aged 56, Choudary’s arrest came shortly after the apprehension of 28-year-old Khaled Hussein, a Canadian national, who had just arrived at Heathrow Airport.
The charges brought against Choudary are of a serious nature, encompassing membership in a proscribed organization, addressing meetings aimed at encouraging support for a banned group, and directing a terrorist organization. Alongside him, Hussein faces a charge of being a member of a proscribed organization.
Today, both Choudary and Hussein are set to appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where the legal proceedings will unfold. Last Monday, the Metropolitan counter-terrorism detectives conducted the arrests as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged affiliations with a proscribed group. Their detention, carried out under terrorism laws, culminated in formal charges and their subsequent remand in custody, paving the way for the upcoming court session.