Convicted hate preacher Anjem Choudary was a ‘boozy womaniser’ at university

He could down a pint in a couple of seconds

He now faces a prison sentence of up to 10 years for being linked to the 7/7 attack, Lee Rigby killers and Paris attacks. But at uni he smoked weed, took LSD and had a one night stand every week.

Jihadi recruiter and Southampton Law graduate Anjem Choudary led a life defined by the very things he preaches against.

The 49-year-old, who has been accused of constructing a “murderous web of evil” by The Sun, had embarrassing pictures of him drinking, smoking weed and looking at pornography leaked online, illustrating the hypocrisy of his preachings. His friends from uni spoke out as he tried to get the pictures removed. One of them said:

“When I knew him, he liked to be called Andy, would often smoke spliffs all day, and was proud of his ability to drink a pint in a couple of seconds.

“And he was ruthless with girls. He would pull one of them every few days, sleep with her, then move on to another.”

He has rightly been named as a hypocrite as he has called for Sharia law in the UK, forcing women to wear burkas, and for people to be whipped in the street for drinking and sexual activity. This video, released three years ago, shows the images Choudary tried to hide:

His old uni friends said: “He always turned up late for lectures, if he turned up at all, and sat at the back mucking about. Choudary lived in an area of Southampton called St Mary’s which back then was very seedy with a lot of prostitution and drugs. It is staggering that he’s pushing for Sharia law. He’s the biggest hypocrite and loser around.”

He is known to be Britain’s most prolific Jihadi recruiter with ties to up to 500 extremists. His organisation ‘al-Mu-hajiroun’ incited extreme terrorism and was involved in the four London bus and tube bombers, as well as the killers of Fusilier, Lee Rigby. He is thought to have been a key part of the recent bombing in Belgium and shootings in France.

After having escaped the law for over a decade, he and his accomplice, 33-year-old Mizanur Rahman, are to be convicted for up to 10 years for terrorist charges after being sentenced by an Old Bailey jury. They were accused of “infecting the young minds of children”.

Choudary has five children and lives off state benefits. He was described in court as the “single biggest gateway to terrorism in recent history”.