Gerard Batten MEP, UKIPs Leader, has described today as being a “dark day for the British justice system” as Anjem Choudary, jailed for his vocal support for ISIS after having only served half of his 8 year sentence.
Batten continued to say that the reasoning behind his early release that under moitoroing he will be successfully reintergrated and rehabilitated is flawed and that he remains a “extremely dangerous man”: What the authorities fail to realise is that literalists like Choudary have no desire to integrate. Choudary is an extremely dangerous man and preaches the worst excesses of literalist Islam and he should serve his full sentence where he belongs – in prison.
Indeed, multiple reports have indicated that he has plainly refused to engage with any deradicalisation programs while in prison.
Choudary, according to multiple sources, has refused to engage in de radicalisation programmes in jail.
— Dominic Casciani (@BBCDomC) October 19, 2018
In releasing Choudary, this government which is soft on the EU also shows it is soft on terrorism and terrorists and in putting British lives at clear risk has failed in its first duty, to protect the people under its rule.