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UK Islamist Leader Anjem Choudary Urges Followers to Collect Welfare Benefits


Stakelbeck on Terror viewers are familiar with UK. Islamist leader Anjem Choudary, dating back to my first face-to-face interview with him in 2010. Choudary has a history of making inflammatory, pro-jihad statements, and some of his followers have been convicted on terrorism charges.

Now Choudary is making headlines again. Here's more, from The Blaze:

A prominent Muslim cleric in the United Kingdom reportedly urged a group of fellow Muslims to collect government benefits as a “jihad seeker’s allowance,” saying non-Muslims who work 9-5 jobs will end up “committing suicide” at the end of their lives when they realize it wasn’t worth anything.

Sun News secretly filmed the man’s remarks at three different meetings where he said, among other things, that it is natural for Muslims to take money from the kuffar (derogatory term for non-believer), that Prime Minister Cameron and President Obama are the devil, and that Islam is taking over Europe.

He explained the benefits of not working (all subsequent emphasis added):

“You find people are busy working the whole of their life. They wake up at 7 o’clock. They go to work at 9 o’clock. They 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.

“And at the end of their life they realize their pension isn’t going to pay out anything, the mortgage isn’t going to pay out anything. Basically they are going to lose everything, commit suicide. What kind of a life is that, honestly? That is the life of kuffar (non-believer)…

“People will say, ‘Ah, but you are not working’.  But the normal situation is for you to take money from the kuffar. So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance. You need to get support.”

To watch my most recent interview with Choudary, which was filmed in London in June 2012, click play below.

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