It’s worked for Anjem Choudary. He rakes in £25,000 a year in benefits, paid for by you and me, so he can spout his vile, extremist views at the coffins of dead soldiers.
While Choudary plans a parade by Muslim hardliners through the streets of Wootton Bassett to spit on our fallen heroes, we pay him £15,600 a year in housing benefit. This is on top of his £1,820 council tax allowance, £5,200 in income support and £3,120 in child benefit. Nice work if you can get it.
Why settle for a salary of £17,000 a year to fight for Queen and country when you can make £8,000 more by slagging it off?
You’d think someone who brands our courageous troops “murderers”, “rapists”, “child-killers” and “Nazis” would be banged up for inciting racial hatred.
But no, you can’t do that! This country is so crippled by political correctness this foul and dangerous man is given free rein to “speak his mind”.
When told of Choudary’s plan to stage his hate-filled protest in Wootton Bassett, Gordon Brown could only utter: “I am personally appalled by the prospect.”
Well, you know what? I am personally appalled that a Muslim extremist is allowed to publicly rant in the most vile and offensive way. I am personally appalled there’s one rule for him and a completely different set of rules for the rest of us.
I am proud to live in a country where racism is unacceptable. Our kids are taught from birth never to call each other names and to treat everyone, not matter what their ethnicity, with respect.
So how do I explain that what Anjem Choudary does is not illegal or even considered wrong by the authorities?
How can I explain to my kids that if they call another child a name in the playground they’ll be hauled in front of the headmaster and possibly the police. But if they walk through the streets of Wootton Bassett waving a Nazi placard in the air, that’s not racism, that’s “freedom of speech”.
I feel for
I am furious that we pay these dangerous men to live in our country so they can plot against us. We are so blinded by PC rubbish we can no longer see the wood for the trees and it’s affecting every part of our lives.
Last week when I returned from visiting my family in
I know we have to protect ourselves from psychos with bombs in their shoes, but is it really necessary to scan my seven-year-old daughter TWICE? Not even al-Qaeda would recruit them that young.
It’s another example of PC madness. British airports scan everybody, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. We are so scared of “discrimination” and “human rights” my kid is forced through the same security checks as a known Muslim hate preacher.
Passengers should be profiled for risk, as they are in many other countries. Anyone with a faintly dubious background or dodgy connections should be put through maximum security – and to hell with their hurt feelings.
The rest of us should have our bags checked then be left to get on with our travels.
But this is about as likely to happen as Choudary losing his swag bag of benefits.
This Government has castrated itself with ludicrous PC laws. It should be punishing dangerous fundamentalists, stripping them of benefits, not effectively paying them to incite hatred.
Neither the Government nor the Tories are showing any teeth on this issue. More fool them at the ballot box.