The Truth about Goats
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 visits by the Choudary’s family; resulting in ‘backyard’ walks, ‘stealin’ kisses’ and a fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam.
Mrs Springfield admitted being good ‘isn’t always easy’ and confessed to being radicalized by Billy-Ray’s sweet-talkin commitment to a 60’s caliphate. She also confirmed that the ‘Lord’ knew of her surprise, when she discovered that Billy-Ray’s ‘groove’ was a threat to Western democracy.
The transcript of the late-Mrs Springfield shows her rigorous cross examination and soulful answers…
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
Despite Mr. Choudary’s imprisonment, police have warned that Billy-Ray and his sweet-lovin’ could still strike terror at home or abroad. 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’.