Revealed: ‘Sweet shop’ jihadi boss is the elder brother of jailed hate preacher Anjem Choudary
- Yazdani Choudary, 53, employed extremist associates of his brother
- The younger brother, Anjem Choudary, was jailed for hate preaching
- Court order preventing identification of Yazdani has now been lifted Despite accusations Yazdani was never charged with any offence
The businessman who bankrolled some of Britain’s most notorious extremists with more than £1 million of taxpayers’ money can today be revealed as the elder brother of jailed hate preacher Anjem Choudary.
Yazdani Choudary, 53, employed at least 12 extremist associates of his 49-year-old brother, all of whom are now either in prison or have fled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State terror group.
The 12 were employed by the businessman at three ‘front companies’ which included an IT training firm, a printing business and a halal sweet shop, all housed in a building in Whitechapel, East London.
Businessman Yazdani Choudary has been revealed as the older brother of hate preacher Anjem Choudary (pictured)
The Mail on Sunday revealed last week how the extremists were able to use the nondescript premises of the three firms to plot jihad on the streets of Britain as well as run ‘sharia surgeries’ in its basement.
Now we have overturned a High Court ban which prevented us from identifying Yazdani Choudary as the owner of the three companies.
We can now also reveal that he had an asset-freezing order imposed against him by the Treasury, as MI5 and anti-terrorist police feared he was a fundraiser for his younger brother’s banned organisation, Al-Muhajiroun.