The Corner

‘Jihad Seeker’s Allowance’

On Sunday, the Sun in Britain published footage of controversial Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary urging his followers to claim their “jihad seeker’s allowance” by going on government benefits. He ridiculed average British citizens who ”work for eight, nine hours a day. They come home at 7 o’clock, watch EastEnders, sleep, and they do that for 40 years of their life. That is called slavery.” He compared that to revered Islamic figures who only worked “one or two days a year” and spent the rest of their time engaged in jihad.

According the Sun, Choudary received “£15,600 a year in housing benefit to keep him in a £320,000 house in Leytonstone, East London . . . £1,820 council tax allowance, £5,200 income support and £3,120 child benefits — equivalent to a taxed salary of £32,500.”

Perhaps it’s time for Britain to revisit its welfare policies?

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