In secret a secret recording made by The Sun newspaper, Anjem Choudary, an extremist Muslim preacher who leaches £25,000 a year in benefits and lives in a £320,000 house paid for by the state, mocks the UK benefit system and encourages followers to claim ‘Jihad Seeker’s Allowance’.
Choudary has already been banned twice under the Terrorism Act from running organisations. In a hypocritical rant, Choudray said “Democracy, freedom, secularism, the parliament, all the MPs and the Presidents, all the kuffar’s [non-believers] ideas, everything the people worship, we have to believe that they are bad and we have got to reject them. Reject them with our tongue. Reject them with our heart. In our heart have hatred towards them”
What may be more disturbing is that people attend his meetings, and listen to his bizarre version of sharia law, which includes such ranting as “Did you know you are not allowed to ride a sheep or a cat? You cannot hunt domesticated animals. Fishing — not all maggots are allowed”
In the same secret recording he also called Cameron, Obama and the leaders of Pakistan and Egypt the ‘shaitan’, or devil, and said he wanted them to be killed.
Choudary ridiculed non-believers who work 9-5 and paid taxes, and said that claiming benefits from the state made it easier to plot the holy war.
The world does not need people like this on any side of the fence. This preacher of hate is a danger, and has found a gullible audience who listen to his rubbish, and may well take action on it.
As with most extremists who live in the UK, he has found a niche where he can be popular, a place where he can have his ego massaged, and at the same time he is more than happy to scrounge from the state like a stinking rat.
We would also question why the government allows someone like this to take advantage of the benefit system, and instead concentrate their efforts on the vulnerable of society.
Choudray is not the first, and he won’t be the last, extremist to take advantage of the welfare system. Recent examples are Abu Hamza who has cost the taxpayer millions in benefit payments and legal aid, then there is Abu Qatada who has so far cost the taxpayer at least £800,000, and then there is Omar Bakri who claimed over £300,000 for benefits before being exiled to Lebanon.
Surely it is these kind of manipulators who should be targeted by benefits agencies – or perhaps they would cause too much fuss and bad publicity for the government.