Don’t let off your celebratory party poppers just yet! Anjem Choudary may be facing jail, but he is a slippery man - an ex-lawyer always careful to push the boundaries of the law he despised without breaking it - so don’t think he won’t try to play a bad hand to his advantage.
There's a phrase about 'never wasting a good crisis'. And I have no doubt that is precisely what Choudary will do. The judge could order him to be suspended, David-Blaine-style, in a glass box and he would probably find a way to radicalise people using semaphore.
A forthcoming study by The Henry Jackson Society think-tank has found that between 1999 and 2015, 23 per cent of all convicted Islamist terrorists in the UK had direct links with Choudary’s now proscribed al-Muhajiroun.