- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary was charged in the U.K. Wednesday with “inviting support” for Islamic State militants, U.K. prosecutors said.

Mr. Choudary, 48, of Ilford, and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 32, of Whitechapel, were arrested Sept. 25 on suspicion of being members of the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS, the BBC reported.

The men have since been charged under Section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

“We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman for inviting support for [ISIS], a proscribed terrorist organization, between 29 June 2014 and 6 March this year,” Sue Hemming, head of special crime and counterterrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service, said in a statement.

“It is alleged that Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman invited support for ISIS in individual lectures, which were subsequently published online,” she said.

Both men were due to appear Wednesday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

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