The idea is to bribe them into not waging jihad in Britain. This proceeds from the assumption that Muslims only wage jihad because they are poor and disenfranchised, and that giving them money and opportunities will end their interest in jihad.
That idea is ridiculous on many levels. The foremost why is that jihad is a tenet of Islam. The Qur’an directs Muslims to wage war against and subjugate the People of the Book (9:29). It doesn’t say, “Stop fighting them if they give you welfare money and a free house.”
What’s more, since the Qur’an directs Muslims to fight the People of the Book “until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued,” the Islamic State jihadis who get these free houses will see them as a their due: it is natural and proper in the Islamic view for non-Muslims to pay for the upkeep of Muslims.
And it will not blunt their thirst for jihad. In fact, it will only make the jihadis bolder, because they will see how pathetically weak the British are.
Britain is finished.
“Council house ‘bribes’ for UK terror suspects: Returning ISIS fighters are to be offered taxpayer-funded homes and counselling to stop them carrying out attacks in Britain,” by Abul Taher and Martin Beckford, The Mail on Sunday, October 29, 2017 (thanks to the Geller Report):
Terror suspects including jihadis returning from fighting in Syria are to be offered taxpayer-funded homes, counselling and help finding jobs to stop them carrying out attacks in Britain.
The top-secret Government strategy, codenamed Operation Constrain, could even allow fanatics to jump to the top of council house waiting lists.
Official documents seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal that up to 20,000 extremists previously investigated by MI5 will be targeted with what critics last night described as ‘bribes’ aimed at turning them away from extremism.
The highly contentious nationwide programme is due to start next year, with police and cash-strapped councils hoping the Home Office will pay for it out of its £900 million counter-terrorism budget.
Last night, terrorism expert Professor Anthony Glees, of Buckingham University, said: ‘You can’t bribe people not to be terrorists.’
And Tory MP Andrew Bridgen added: ‘This sounds like a reward for being on a list of potential terrorists. You can’t buy people’s loyalty to this country.’…