DWP: Deport With Prejudice

By DeusExMacintosh

Anjem Choudary encourages supporters to claim "Jihad Seekers Allowance" rather than working

Anjem Choudary was secretly filmed mocking non-Muslims for working in 9-5 jobs their whole lives, and told followers that some revered Islamic figures had only ever worked one or two days a year.

“The rest of the year they were busy with jihad [holy war] and things like that,” he said. “People will say, ‘Ah, but you are not working’. But the normal situation is for you to take money from the kuffar [non-believers]. So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance. You need to get support.”

He went on to tell a 30-strong crowd: “We are going to take England — the Muslims are coming.”

Ridiculing the daily lives of UK workers, Choudary said: “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.”

Choudary, a father-of-four, claims more than £25,000 a year in benefits, £8,000 more than the take-home pay of some soldiers fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to the Sun, which covertly filmed the preacher at three meetings…

When later confronted about his filmed speeches, Choudary said: “Many people in the Muslim community are on Jobseeker’s Allowance and welfare benefits. As a joke I may say something about Jihad Seeker’s Allowance. Clearly it is not a Jihad Seeker’s Allowance.

“The word jihad means struggle. It does not necessarily mean fighting. I have never said to anyone to kill anyone in this country.”

The Telegraph


  1. Mel
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    “The internal combustion engine had such consequences. Is it an ideology?”

    The internal combustion engine is not an idea, it is a thing.

    You’ve lost the plot as well as the argument.

  2. Adrien
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    You’ve lost the plot as well as the argument.

    Well there is some kind of a contest and I’m throwing the towel most definitely. I’m not certain the contest consisted of anything I’d recognize as ‘debate’. Your tactics are pure filibuster, for example.

    The internal combustion engine is not an idea, it is a thing.

    Because it is a thing, not an idea* that’s somehow evidence of having lost the plot? You said something about social consequences and… oh forget it. You’re literate enough.

    Argue about the meaning of ideology backed up by the inevitable credentialism. It’s the standard evasion tactics of the smug campus cocktail party. All in furtherance of evasion.

    The evasion from something that might somehow disrupt the age old swelling of the human instinct to all decide firmly that some other group of humans is suddenly not human anymore.

    Adios amigo.

    * It’s an idea too. :)

  3. Mel
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Oh no, don’t let me discourage you, little gingerbread man. You know you are a genius and you know the world needs you 😉

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