Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Jihadi John and his asylum-seeking family have milked the British benefits system for 20 years
Housing the Islamic State executioner and his relatives in affluent parts of London has cost taxpayers up to £400,000. One landlord said that Mohammed Emwazi’s family were parasites and tenants from hell. Incredibly, they are still believed to be pocketing £40,000 a year in handouts despite there being no sign of them in Britain. Emwazi’s father Jasem, who has six children, is back in his native Kuwait – the country he claimed he fled fearing for his life. Westminster City Council is still paying the rent on the family’s £600,000 flat even though the rules say that housing benefit should normally be stopped after 13 weeks. British MPs said that they were horrified that the child of a family given refugee status, citizenship and benefits had returned the favor by orchestrating the murder of two of its citizens. The owner of a house in Little Venice where they lived for four years said that Westminster City Council paid £450 a week in rent for the family – £23,400 a year. Two more of the five owners of homes they have lived in have confirmed that their rent was paid by the council or through a housing association. Assuming the same £23,400-a-year cost, then the bill over 20 years is £468,000. Emwazi’s father Jasem, 51, and his wife Ghaneya brought their family – including Mohammed, then aged six – to Britain in 1994. The couple successfully argued that because they are Bedoon – stateless people denied citizenship by Kuwait – they should be granted asylum. The award of British citizenship allowed the whole family to make regular trips back to Kuwait.