Three previously jailed hate preachers have hosted an online conference for scores of Islamist radicals to give their backing to the newly established Islamic State (Isis).

More than 200 people joined the conference on Saturday night to hear preachers who between them have served over 10 years in prison for soliciting murder and stirring up racial hatred.

The former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation Lord Carlile said the conference demonstrated the need for a new globally enforced pact to deal with online radicalisation occurring across several countries.

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