A few weeks ago, the papers carried a story about a white Muslim convert called Rich Dart, who preaches hatred of this country while simultaneously claiming thousands of pounds in benefits from the state. It was not uncommon to see Dart described as a "hypocrite" for this. Similar accusations have been levelled against other British jihadists and Muslim welfare sponges in recent years, including Anjem Choudary and Abu Qatadah.
But are these guys really being hypocritical?
The jizya is a tax levied against non-Muslims in the Qur'an: “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 [Jews and Christians], until they pay the Jizya [non-Muslim poll tax] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (9:29)
The important Muslim scholar Ibn Kathir says that non-Muslims should pay this tax "in defeat and subservience", being "disgraced, humiliated and belittled."
Muhammad Shafi, the former Mufti of Pakistan who died in 1976, wrote the following in his commentary on the above Qur'an verse:
“Literally, jizya means return or recompense. In the terminology of the sharia, it refers to the amount of money taken from disbelievers in lieu of killing.
“The reason is that kufr (unbelief) and shirk (polytheism) are rebellion against Allah...Killing is the real punishment for it. But, Allah has, in His perfect mercy, reduced their punishment by giving them an option. The option is that, should they agree to live as subjects of the Islamic state under the general Islamic legal framework, they may be allowed to remain there against the payment of a nominal amount of jizya.”
Another influential modern Islamic commentator, Maulana Maududi, writes:
“One of the advantages of jizya is that it reminds the dhimmis every year that because they do not embrace Islam...they have to pay a price – jizya – for clinging to their errors.”
An article published today in the Telegraph, about the jihadist terror threat to Friday's Royal Wedding, contains this telling exchange:
As the group [Muslims Against Crusades] accused the Royal Family of being responsible for war crimes, onlookers shouted: “You're all on benefits anyway” and “Long live the Queen”.
One of the Muslims retorted: "You paid for this camera, you pay for my benefits, you're basically my slave."
In light of all of the above, it is abundantly clear that those British Muslims who take welfare benefits from the same state they claim to despise are not being hypocritical. The Qur'an and Islamic law mandate extraction of the jizya from non-Muslims as a symbol of Islamic domination and as a punishment for disbelief in Allah. These Islamic supremacists, therefore, view themselves as inherently entitled to all the money they are given by the Infidel state.
If our clueless leaders knew any of the above, this would not be an issue.