Radical UK Cleric Held In Terror Raid

Anjem Choudary / Twitter

Anjem Choudary, a radical British Muslim cleric who justified the killing of James Foley, was among the nine men arrested in an anti-terror raid in London on Thursday, BBC reported:

Anjem Choudary is a deeply controversial Islamic figure, a man who many Muslims despise because they believe he causes enormous damage to their position in British society.

Alongside another now-banned cleric, he once spearheaded al-Muhajiroun, a group that argued that the West is fighting a war against Muslims and Islam.

When the government banned the group, some of its former members founded new organisations, including Islam4UK and Muslims Against Crusades–which were also later banned.

Choudary sparred with Fox News host Sean Hannity on August 27, saying, "Sharia is coming to a place near you."