British Muslim social and political activist
Anjem Choudary (Urdu: انجم چودهرى; born 18 January 1967) is a British Islamist and a social and political activist convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000 of inviting support for a proscribed organisation, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He was subsequently subject to sanctions by both the U.S. State Department and the U.N. Security Council freezing his assets.
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- Choudary is urging the Taliban to change the name of Afghanistan to Islamic State, which is what IS called its territory once it declared a caliphate. He said: ‘There should be the removal of all borders and an invitation to all Muslims to become citizens of the new Islamic State with the aim to unite the Muslim land of the Indian sub-continent to begin with, to be the precursor of greater unity under the Khilafah [caliphate].’
- Choudary Anjem as quoted in  Anjem Choudary urges Taliban to be MORE hard line: Fanatical hate preacher tells jihadists to chop off thieves' hands, stone adulterers and flog drinkers