Hate preacher Anjem Choudary gets JOB and finally stops claiming £73-a-week benefits he dubbed 'Jihad Seekers Allowance'

HATE preacher Anjem Choudary has finally got a real job – and has stopped claiming the £73-a-week benefits he dubbed the "Jihadi Seeker's Allowance".

The cleric is looking after a charity's account after more than three years of looking for employment.

And the 54-year-old says he's looking forward to keeping busy.

Before he was sent to prison for supporting Islamic State, it was revealed he and his wife were raking in £25,000-a-year in benefits for them and their four children as far back as 2013.

And when he was released in 2018, he began claiming just under £300 a month – meaning he's been handed more than £14,000 since then alone.

Overall, he's been given at least £89,000 from the taxpayer.

Talking to The Sun just two months after his gagging order ended, Choudary said: "You can imagine in the last three years it has been extremely difficult to find a job.

"Not only did I have about 30 conditions attached to me by the police and the Home Office, I was also subjected to a financial freezing order.

"I applied for a number of jobs.

"Either the police rejected it or the jobs were judged unsuitable for people with previous convictions.

"It was such a long process to get the Home Office to approve any employment.

"Luckily, I have now found a full-time job. It's linked to a charity and the position is a bookkeeping role working from home.

"I'm looking forward to it. I think it's an opportunity to do more."

The ISIS-supporting preacher, who lives in East London, took handouts from the state while speaking of his hatred for Britain.

In 2013, he was secretly filmed mocking non-Muslims for working in 9 to 5 jobs, and told followers some revered Islamic figures only ever worked one or two days a year.

'TOUGH TO FIND JOB'

"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.”

Ridiculing hard-working Brits he 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.”

BRIT WORKERS RIDICULED

Speaking earlier this summer, Choudary moaned about his difficulties finding a job after he was jailed for five-and-a-half years in 2016.

And we told last month of how authorities had blocked his bid to become a Del Boy-style market trader flogging shoes and clothes.

He said: “I said I could trade on a market.

"My dad used to work in the market. It's a very noble thing to do in Islam, but they said they did not want me trading."

Just last week, the radical used the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to blame the US and Israel for the atrocities.

He also accused America and its allies of demonising Muslims since the attacks and of genocide in Iraq and Afghanistan.



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