Anti-terror police have hailed the conviction of Anjem Choudary as a "significant" victory in the fight against home-grown terrorism.
Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Met’s counter-terror command, said they had finally seen the hate preacher and his co-defendant jailed after years of "frustration" as they skirted the bounds of the law.
"Their recent speeches and the oath of allegiance were a turning point for the police - at last we had the evidence that they had stepped over the line and we could prove they were actively encouraging support of ISIS," he said.
This has been a significant prosecution in our fight against terrorism and we will now be working with communities to ensure that they are not replaced by others spreading hate.
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