Feb 18 2013
UK: Hate preacher and attorney turned welfare parasite, Anjem Choudary, tells Muslims to “quit your jobs and collect your ‘Jihad Seekers Allowance’ from the government”
The SUN secretly filmed him over three meetings also saying leaders such as David Cameron and Barack Obama should be killed, Muslims should quite working, and predicting a tsunami of Islamic immigrants would sweep Europe. Father-of-four Choudary, who has praised terrorist outrages, pockets more than £25,000 a year in benefits — £8,000 more than the take-home pay of some soldiers fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The SUN Former lawyer Choudary — twice banned from running organizations under the Terrorism Act — said some revered Islamic figures had only ever worked one or two days a year, adding: “The rest of the year they were busy with jihad (holy war) and things like that.”
Figures obtained by The Sun in 2010 showed the extremist cleric received £15,600 a year in housing benefit to keep him in a £320,000 house in Leytonstone, East London. He also got £1,820 council tax allowance, £5,200 income support and £3,120 child benefits — equivalent to a taxed salary of £32,500. Speaking to supporters, Choudary said:
In another bile-filled rant, the scrounger said Mr Cameron, Mr Obama and the leaders of Pakistan and Egypt were the shaitan (devil). He added: “What ultimately do we want to happen to them? Maybe I’m the only one who wants the shaitan to be killed. The shaitan should be finished. There should be no shaitan.
“All should be obedience to Allah, or you have no right to call yourself Muslim.” At a three-hour meeting in a community centre in Bethnal Green, East London, he insisted it was wrong to deny any aspect of Islam — including jihad or ultra-strict sharia law.
He told a 30-strong crowd: “We are going to take England — the Muslims are coming.” He said: “Now we are taking over Birmingham and populating it. “Brussels is 30 per cent, 40 per cent Muslim and Amsterdam. Bradford is 17 per cent Muslim. “These people are like a tsunami going across Europe.
“Democracy, freedom, secularism, the parliament, all the MPs and the Presidents, all the kuffar’s ideas, everything the people worship, we have to believe that they are bad and we have got to reject them.
A STRING of firebrand Muslim clerics have lapped up millions in welfare handouts while living in UK.
* Hook-handed Abu Hamza and his family cost the UK taxpayer over £338,000 in benefits.
* He also had £680,000 in legal aid for his failed US extradition battle. The cost of keeping him in prison since 2004 is estimated at £500,000.
* Fellow hate cleric Abu Qatada’s brood cost the public purse £500,000. And he has won £390,000 legal aid to try and dodge deportation to Jordan.
* Islamic preacher Omar Bakri bagged £300,000 benefits before being exiled to Lebanon. It was for his six kids including a pole-dancing daughter.
Recent CNN interview with Choudary