‘Sweet shop’ jihadi boss is the elder brother of jailed hate preacher Anjem Choudary

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.