Men arrested after Isil leaflets handed out in Oxford Street

Telegraph: Two men have been arrested following a storm over extremists handing out leaflets in London’s Oxford Street urging Britons to join Isil.

The men, both from Luton, were arrested on Tuesday by counter-terrorism police on suspicion of supporting a proscribed organisation.

The 37-year-old and 61-year-old are understood to be associates of the hate cleric Anjem Choudary.

The arrests follow an incident in August when dozens of leaflets were handed out on the busy shopping street saying it was the responsibility of Muslims to pledge allegiance to Islamic State and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

It sparked fury on Twitter and calls for those responsible to be arrested.


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