HATE preacher Anjem Choudary is facing trial for terror offences after he allegedly encouraged support for his banned militant group.
The 56-year-old was arrested at his home in Ilford, East London, last month.
Choudary appeared at the Old Bailey today via videolink charged with directing a terrorist organisation.
He is also accused of being a member of the proscribed organisation Al-Muhajiroun (ALM) and addressing meetings to encourage support for the banned group.
Choudary appeared in court alongside 28-year-old Khaled Hussein, who lives in Canada.
He was detained at Heathrow before being charged with membership of ALM.
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No pleas were entered during the hearing but a provisional trial date was listed for May 20.
Both men were remanded into custody to next appear at Kingston Crown Court on January 5.
Al-Muhajiroun was banned by the British Government in 2005.
It has been linked to a number of terrorists, including Usman Khan who stabbed two people to death on London Bridge in 2019.
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Lee Rigby's killers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were also members of the group.
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