When asked if he feels British, Choudary, who was raised in the UK by Pakistani parents, replied, “What is Britishness? Eating fish and chips? Standing in a queue? Singing ‘God Save the Queen’? If that is Britishness then no, I’m not British. I have no affiliation to the monarchy or the laws of this land.”
“If you’re born in a barn it doesn’t make you a horse. A British passport is just a common document. It’s like a bus ticket to me.”
In an interview with a British newspaper, Choudary delineated his reasons for wanting to move to an area controlled by the brutal Islamist group: “Everybody gets about $500 a month free of charge, no questions asked. Iraq and Syria can afford it as they have oil. You’re given free food, clothing and shelter. You get a free house and electricity, gas and water. You also get income support,” he said.
“I mean, you don’t even get housing free of charge here. It’s a much better society there. Alcohol, gambling, pornography and drugs, are completely eradicated.”
Ironically, Choudary has been known for flaunting the fact that he lives off of the largesse of the British government, receiving what he calls a “jihad seeker’s allowance”: $39,000 a year in benefits (including housing and income support) while living in a $500,000 house in East London.
Choudary also claimed that, “A huge number of people from Britain want to go over there.”
Now, I am seriously calling for solidarity with Choudary. He deserves being sent where he wants together with an unlimited number of his followers. Its inhumane to deny these poor folks all the fabulous benefits of the Islamist State. Of course, provided they would never ever come back to Britain or any other civilised country. If it was posible, we should make a deal with the ISIS and trade Choudary for a horse.
Britain could save some non-trivial money, too: