Anjem Choudary invited to address Oxford University
Anjem Choudary invited to address Oxford UniversityReuters

Radical Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary has been invited to address students at the Oxford Union, he has claimed.

Hate cleric Choudary – who defended the Charlie Hebdo massacre on religious grounds and also acted as a mentor to one of the killers of soldier Lee Rigby – has been told by Oxford University's debating society it would be a "great privilege" if he did speak to students about fundamentalism.

Choudary is known for making inflammatory statements about the coming of a Shariah state in which "the flag of Islam will fly over Big Ben" and hailing terror group Islamic State (Isis), for its vicious interpretation of Muslim law.

The former lawyer – who sank bottles of beer and posed with porn magazines when he was younger – has reportedly been invited to speak at a debate entitled "This house believes that radicalism is born at home".

Choudary revealed his invitation during a street protest in Westminster. "I am still on police bail after being arrested by Scotland Yard in September last year," he said. "But the police can't stop me from speaking. They can't stop me from going to the Oxford Union where I've been invited to speak.'

Choudary, 47, is currently on police bail for allegedly belonging to a banned group and supporting terrorism. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

The east London resident told IBTimes UK of his wish to live in territory controlled by IS and even said he would conduct a "farewell press conference" at Heathrow Airport.

The Oxford Union did not reply when contacted by IBTimes UK.