British Jihadi Preacher Anjem Choudary Banned From LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, And Instagram

August 9, 2021

On August 4, 2021, U.K.-based pro-jihadi Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary launched an account on LinkedIn but was quickly banned from the platform. Choudary's Instagram account was similarly suspended on August 2, following the closure of his accounts on Twitter and Facebook last week.[1] Choudary, who was released from prison in October 2018, Choudary was legally restricted from speaking publicly, a condition which expired on July 18, evidently prompting the preacher to open accounts across multiple social platforms.

Choudary was the head and co-founder of the banned extremist U.K. group Al-Muhajiroun, spokesman for the banned Islam4UK organization, and spiritual advisor to the banned U.K. Islamist group Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), and who encouraged young British Muslims to go to Syria to fight for Al-Qaeda and, later, to join the Islamic State (ISIS) – for which he was sent to prison in 2016. For more about Anjem Choudary, see From The MEMRI Archives: Reports And Clips On British Jihadi Anjem Choudary, Recently Released From UK Prison After Serving Half Of Sentence For Encouraging Britons To Join ISIS.

Choudary's LinkedIn profile, now closed.


[1], August 4, 2021.

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