A disciple of Anjem Choudary who was jailed for plotting to kill British soldiers is out of prison and living close to the hate preacher, reports said.
Kazi Islam was sentenced to eight years for grooming a “vulnerable” young man to kill two British soldiers. The 24-year-old was released after serving four years and he has returned to his family home in East London.
Islam is said to be living next door to Kazi Rahman, his uncle, who is a convicted terrorist and associate of al-Muhajiroun (ALM), a banned terror group.
Last week, it was reported that Choudary, considered Britain’s most notorious hate preacher, has returned to his former home after serving under half of his five-and-a-half year sentence for inviting support for the Islamic State.
A number of top figures from ALM have recently been released and this has sparked security concerns.
A source told The Daily Telegraph: “The group remains a threat to national security but the disruptions have been very effective.
“Choudary is now out and back at home. He is somebody who preferred to stay in the comfort of his home in London and encourage others to go and fight. He is a coward.”
Choudary is banned from meeting his terror pals, preaching, organising meetings, using the internet without permission or giving media interviews to spread his message.
But a Hope Not Hate report this year claimed ALM’s network was “starting to emerge again” with active cells across London.
Col Richard Kemp, retired Army officer and ex-Cobra chief, was quoted as saying: “He should not be out of prison.
“He’s known to facilitate and encourage terror and I’ve no doubt he’ll be back up to it again with the Hateful Eight and others.”