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Dusty Springfield’s testimony convicts radical preacher



Anjem Choudary has been jailed for five-and-a-half years, primarily on evidence surrounding his wayward son Billy-Ray. At the Old Bailey, Mrs Springfield provided a posthumous eyewitness account of being radicalized by Billy-Ray’s sweet-talkin commitment to a 60’s caliphate.


QC: Was Mr. Choudary’s son the only one who could reach you?

MRS SPRINGFIELD: Yes he was,

QC: Was he the son of a radicalized preacher?

MRS SPRINGFIELD: He was.

QC: And Billy-Ray was the only one to teach you?

MRS SPRINGFIELD: Ooh, yes he was


A MI5 spokeswoman said: ‘Don’t be fooled by someone kissing you and telling you everything is all right. If you encounter a son of a Preacher man, our advice is don’t look into his eyes and avoid the Liza Minnelli cover version’.


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