On August 16, 2016, it was announced that British Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary had been found guilty the previous month of eliciting support for the Islamic State (ISIS). Officials said that a vital piece of evidence in his conviction was his recorded oath of allegiance to ISIS, which he posted on an extremist website on July 7, 2014, the ninth anniversary of the London terror attacks. According to The Guardian, British authorities had since then made repeated efforts to get his Twitter posts and YouTube videos taken down, but the content remained online, even though it is in violation of British anti-terror laws as well as of Twitter's own terms of service prohibiting promotion of terrorism.
MEMRI has been monitoring Choudary, including his social media activity as well as video and interviews, since 2011, and has repeatedly warned about him and called for social media platforms to remove his content.
Reports On Choudary's Activity
Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No. 755, Deleting Online Jihad on Twitter: The Case of British Jihadi Anjem Choudary - Tweeting for the Caliphate and the Conquest of the White House, November 4, 2011.
Special Dispatch No. 4278, UK Home Office Bans 'Terror Organization' Muslims Against Crusades; Group Spokesman Anjem Choudary Still Communicating Via Twitter, YouTube, November 11, 2011.
Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No. 797, British Islamist Anjem Choudary Launches 'Shariah for India,' Vows to Demolish Hindu Temples and Bollywood; Muslims Urged to Join In New Delhi March Next Month Marking 88th Anniversary of the End of Islamic Caliphate, February 9, 2012.
Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No. 1042, On Twitter, British Pro-Jihad Islamist Anjem Choudary - Whose Network Is Regarded As 'Single Biggest Gateway To Terrorism' For European Fighters in Syria - Incites To Violence And Jihad, Calls For Conquest Of West; In Tweet, He Defends Opinion Expressed By Accused Islamist During His Trial That U.K. Is 'A Theoretic & Practical Battlefield', December 13, 2013.
Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No. 1124, 1st Issue Of Jihadi Magazine 'Ihya-e-Khilafat' Praises 9/11 Hijackers, Reveals Realignment Of Pakistani Taliban Groups, British Youths Joining Jihadists In Pakistan, October 20, 2014.
JTTM report, Western Pro-ISIS Clerics Disseminate Radical Messages Via U.S.-Based Online Video Chat Platform Paltalk, August 11, 2015.
MEMRI TV Clips Of Choudary
Press TV (Iran) - January 13, 2010 - 03:18
Press TV (Iran) - February 3, 2010 - 04:19
The Internet - May 6, 2011 - 07:11
The Internet - October 1, 2011 - 04:16
The Internet - December 22, 2011 - 06:08
The Internet, Press TV (Iran) - April 11, 2013 - 00:53
LBC/LDC TV (Lebanon) - November 27, 2013 - 02:49
The Internet, Press TV (Iran) - January 14, 2014 - 03:58
The Internet - March 2, 2014 - 02:24
The Internet - September 16, 2014 - 04:51
Murr TV (Lebanon) - January 13, 2015 - 01:54
The Internet - March 23, 2015 - 03:08
The Internet - April 5, 2015 - 04:04