via BBC: Radical preacher Anjem Choudary is set to stand trial next year for allegedly encouraging support for the so-called Islamic State group.
The 48-year-old, from Ilford, east London, is charged with inviting support for the banned group on social media from June 2014 to March 2015.
He is being held on remand in prison and appeared in front of a packed Old Bailey public gallery via videolink.
A plea hearing will take place before the trial begins on 11 January.
Mohammed Rahman, 32, of Whitechapel, east London, is accused of the same charges.