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'I was a hate preacher who radicalised at least one Brit jihadi but I've changed after coming out'
A student hate preacher who radicalised at least one British jihadi in Syria and seriously considered mounting a suicide bomb attack in London has renounced extremist Islamism – and come out as gay.
Sohail Ahmed said he grew up hating the West after being indoctrinated by strict Muslim parents and sent to a hardline madrassa in east London.
The 23-year said he gained respect at college and university as Sheikh ul Islam, telling followers that the West was at war with Islam and that the "kafir" - or unbelievers - were evil.
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