Why not? They consider themselves entitled to it. British jihadist Anjem Choudary said in February 2013:
“We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is normal situation. They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening. Ah, but you see people will say you are not working. But the normal situation is for you to take money from the Kuffar (non-Muslim) So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance.”
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).
“Three sisters who fled to join Isis with their nine children ‘used benefits cash to fund their trip and are still being paid hundreds every month by taxpayers,'” by Sam Tonkin, Mailonline, June 21, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
The three Bradford sisters feared to have joined Islamic State in Syria are still able to claim hundreds of pounds in benefits from British taxpayers, it has been reported.
Khadija, 30, Zohra, 33, and 34-year-old Sugra Dawood – who along with their nine children are believed to be in the clutches of the terrorist group – are also said to have used Income Support and Child Tax Credits to fund their trip.
It is believed the sisters can still draw the cash from ATMs or get their ISIS handlers to travel into Turkey for it. The Government is now probing the claims.
The sisters and their nine children vanished after going on an Islamic pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
They were then traced to Istanbul – the typical route to Syria from the West – and are believed to have been escorted hundreds of miles to the Syrian border, before being split into two groups of six to cross.
Younger brother Ahmed, 21, who has been fighting for ISIS for a year or more, is thought to have persuaded Sugra to join him in Syria over Skype, saying the extremists stood for ‘what is right’.
Now it has emerged the women still get a total of £625.28 a month in child benefit payments, according to the Sun. Sugra, as a mother of five, gets £327.16, while Zohra and Khadija get £149.06 each for both having two children.
A community leader in Bradford, West Yorkshire, told Ben Griffiths at the Sun: ‘They’ve used taxpayers’ money to join these barbarians.
‘It should be cut off now. Let IS pay for them.’
A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions said benefits only ceased if there was firm evidence people were living abroad….
In other words, the gravy train will keep flowing.