May 25, 2013

The UK Pays Anjem Choudary More Than It Pays British Soldiers

Terrorist supporter Anjem Choudary rakes in more tax-payer money than those fighting the terrorists. I would be outraged on behalf of British citizens, but the U.S. isn't much better.

From The Wall Street Journal via Gateway Pundit (emphasis mine):

Most of the extremists who have repeatedly expressed their hatred of British soldiers are themselves supported by the British state. A prominent hate-preacher—Anjem Choudary, a leader of the disbanded al Muhajiroun—was even caught on video earlier this year extolling Britain's "jihad-seekers' allowance." As he explained to his followers, "The normal situation, really, is to take money from the kafir"—a slur for non-Muslims. "Allahu akbar. We take the money."

After the video showed up online, a BBC reporter asked Mr. Choudary to clarify how much he's taking—the press has long reported a sum of £25,000 ($37,770) per year. "It's irrelevant," Mr. Choudary replied.

This would not be the first time a country has paid both sides in a conflict. But if the reported figure is anywhere near accurate, it would surely be the first time in human history that a society has paid its opponents better than it pays its own. A British soldier can expect to start in the army on a salary of around £16,000 ($24,172).

Our nations are compassionate and generous. But sometimes that can be dangerous and detrimental. When your hospitality is extended to evil, it is only a matter of time before you cause your own doom.

By DMartyr at 06:32 AM | Comments |