The radical preacher, Anjem Choudary, has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail for inciting support for Islamic State militants. Senior Home Affairs Correspondent, Simon Israel.
Over the last eight years, Mr. Raja and his group, the Unity Initiative, have helped reintegrate more than 50 released prisoners convicted of terrorism offenses. He has counseled more than 180 young Muslims to shun radicalization, all of them referred to him either by members of their communities or law enforcement.
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A lot of people want to give reasons why I did things. They want to find a gap or a void in my life, 'he did this because of that' but I don't buy into those things. I know why I did it because I was convinced on a personal level that this was my religion.
“We’re talking about environments where people are being stabbed in the throat at Friday prayers. Literally. When I‘ve got these guys coming in here, I am able to take that aggression and that survival instinct that they have cultivated in there and really strip it away, but also challenge their idea of themselves from a very healthy perspective.”