Security Concerns That Extremist Group May Become Active Again

Posted on September 21, 2018

About a dozen followers are out or will be soon, as restrictive terror protection orders on others end. A counter-terrorism activist says the group could become active again. Security Minister Ben Wallace told BBC News the government works to reduce the risk of freed terrorist offenders. He said there are a “suite of powers and measures we can put in place,” adding: “Terrorist offenders have a lot more supervision than normal offenders and that’s because we recognise the risk and we seek to reduce it to as low as possible.” Choudary will leave prison next month. The firebrand preacher was convicted in August 2016 of inviting support for Islamic State and was jailed for five-and-a-half years.

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