Choudary, the founder of banned Islamist group al-Muhajiroun, has been linked to numerous terrorists including London Bridge attack ringleader Khuram Butt, suspected Isis executioner Siddhartha Dhar, Lee Rigby’s killer Michael Adebolajo and 7/7 bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan.
Choudary was supposed to be on strict bail conditions, including being banned from contacting a list of known extremists and confined to his home in Ilford, but is believed to have welcomed the pair on 8 May last year.
That night at 11.46pm, Choudary sent a text message to Rahman, which read: “Dear brother did you reach home yet safe and sound?
MI5 attempted to use them as informants because of their known connections to extremist Anjem Choudary, who has been linked to numerous terror cases and was awaiting trial for inviting support for Isis when the plotters travelled to meet him last year.
David Videcette, a former counter-terrorism detective in the Metropolitan Police, said security services were “very lucky” to have caught the plotters in time.
” Rahman was last in touch with Choudary just two days before the start of the period prosecutors said the “Three Musketeers” were plotting their attack.
On 20 May, as Choudary prepared to face trial at the Old Bailey, Rahman sent a message reading: “, how u my brother?
I pray that you and you’re loved ones are in good health and Imaan.
Just a quick msge to check u r well, if you ever need anything don’t hesitate insha Allah [sic].” Later that day, Choudary replied: “ to all those up there with you please.
The next month, Ali set up a group chat on the Telegram encrypted messaging app in the name the “Three Musketeers”, including himself, Hussain and Rahman.