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Fringe preacher Anjem Choudary is trying to discourage Muslims from voting in elections by claiming the act is a 'sin' under Islamic law.

Mr Choudary's group is promoting a campaign on social media with the hashtag #StayMuslimDontVote and has released a series of videos aimed at discouraging young Muslims from taking part in the democratic process.

Despite having become adept at marshalling repeated media coverage, Mr Choudary is a fringe figure in British Islam.


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