Jihadi John Family’s 20 Years on Benefits

James Slack et al., Daily Mail, March 4, 2015

Jihadi John and his asylum-seeking family have milked the British benefits system for 20 years, the Mail can reveal today.

Housing the Islamic State executioner and his relatives in affluent parts of London has cost taxpayers up to £400,000.

One landlord said 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 housing benefit should normally be stopped after 13 weeks.

MPs said they were horrified that the child of a family given refugee status, citizenship and benefits had returned the favour by orchestrating the murder of two of its citizens.

‘They are abusing our hospitality,’ said Philip Hollobone. ‘The rules are quite clear. If there has been any abuse of the system here, money should be paid back.

‘Mohammed Emwazi’s offences are worse than murder or terrorism. They are an assault on the British way of life.’

David Davies, a fellow Tory MP, said: ‘This is an absolute outrage and a disgrace. We should stop their housing benefit immediately. Mr Emwazi clearly doesn’t need asylum in this country.’

The Mail investigation can also reveal that:

  • The family fled Kuwait after the first Gulf War, claiming persecution because they were seen to favour the Iraqi invasion in 1990;
  • They claimed asylum in the UK and won refugee status in 1996;
  • Five years later they were made British citizens and then started travelling back to Kuwait;
  • The family have claimed hundreds of thousands of pounds in benefits in Britain since their arrival in the country and lived in homes costing £450 a week;
  • Emwazi’s father is now back working in Kuwait while the family continues to receive state assistance for the home in Queen’s Park.

The owner of a house in Little Venice where they lived for four years said 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 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.

During their time in Britain, neither Jasem nor Ghaneya officially worked, although the owner of one of their homes alleges Mr Emwazi was working on the side for cash in hand.

Records show the family were first placed in a three-bedroom apartment–now worth £900,000–in Little Venice before moving to a £1million terraced home. The £1,950-a-month rent was covered by Westminster City Council, according to the property’s owner.

The house had to be turned from four bedrooms to five to accommodate the growing family, whose four-year stay cost taxpayers about £93,600 in rent alone.

Despite the huge outlay, Mr Emwazi tried to buy the home for £300,000–even though it was worth double this at the time. The owner had no idea how he had the cash to make the offer, which was declined.

The Emwazis were then moved to a £600,000 apartment near Lord’s Cricket Ground, which was rented through Network Housing Group, and then on to a £1.4million apartment in Maida Vale.

Eventually, they settled in a £600,000 flat in upmarket Queen’s Park. The family has lived there for the past eight years and the owner told the Mail it is still rented to them.

With a 12-year-old daughter, Hana, they are still believed to be claiming an estimated £7,821 a year in child benefits and child tax credits.

That is on top of annual claims of about £23,400 in housing benefit, £678 in council tax support and £5,929 in jobseeker’s allowance.

Their daughter Shayma, 23, is thought to be studying at Brunel University London, for which she is entitled to a grant of £3,387.

Sithy Hussain, 65, owns the £1million home in Little Venice and told the Mail that Mr Emwazi was an ‘aggressive sod’.

She added: ‘They were parasites. He was the tenant from hell. The rent went up to £450 a week and it was paid from housing benefits. They didn’t pay one penny.

‘They stayed for a few years and there were problems. They had to have another room because they had another child and they had the locks changed.’

Yesterday, a lawyer for Mr Emwazi insisted he returned to Kuwait from Britain last November and did not work in the Gulf state.

In sickening propaganda videos, his son led the beheadings of Britons Alan Henning and David Haines.

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  • dd121

    The muzzies are going to try to kill us, and we’re giving them the knife.

    • The camel is in the tent.

      • je suis paganisme

        la bite est dans la bouche

        • je suis paganisme

          de la reine

        • Did I hurt your feelings ?

          • je suis paganisme

            No! You cleverly said, “The camel is in the tent.”

            I agree that, in Britain, the whole camel was in the tent. But thinking it was even worse than that, I changed it a bit to go with your moniker: “la bite est dans la bouche.” Parallelism. And that is “la” not “ta.”

            Then, thinking how the Briitish have seemingly gone crazy with multi-culturalism, I added, “de la reine.”

            It was merely a joke (don’t ask me to translate it) but I guess it fell flat.

          • Got it … I hate to upset like minded individuals 🙂

  • superlloyd

    A vicious, parasitical loser and it’s family is given a fortune by the British, law abiding taxpayer and end up biting the hand that feed it or, rather, cutting heads off. Well done, you spineless, traitorous political useful idiots.

    • Alucard_the_last

      In America they are called ‘black’ or ‘negroes’.

  • MekongDelta69

    What’s that? About $60K a year?

    “MPs said they were horrified…”

    I swear to God, I don’t know what White Western civilization (country) has the dumbest Whites on the planet. It’s gotta be a toss up.

    • KenelmDigby

      UKIP are the mildest type of nationalist party possible. Emphatically, they are ‘non-racist’ – this coming from someone like me. All UKIP want to do is to control immigration and control it on a ‘non racially discriminatory basis’. And yet if you read the British press they are demonized like they are the anti-christ.
      This is what we are up against.
      I continue to root for UKIP because even if they are flawed they are the best of a bad bunch.

    • archer

      We are not far behind, it’s almost impossible to get rid of our own parasites even when they break laws that should get them deported immediately.

  • je suis paganisme

    Hell, give him a knighthood!

    What’s the problem????!!!!!!!!

    • falskog

      It is going to happen, seriously

  • Alden

    American Whites are just as stupid. Every penny Laraza, Mecha, Sharpton, Jackson and the rest have comes from a combination of direct government grants and grants from tax exempt foundations and tax exempt donations from billionaires like the Pritzker family (Hyatt Hotels)

    All that anti White activity for the last 60 years has been funded by the working White taxpayers.

  • John Smith

    What a great gig, when you can get welfare payments for million dollar plus houses and apartments without ever having had to be a citizen. This is yet further proof of how much the West hates muslims and islam and why these immigrants should wage jihad against their countries of residence

  • Lygeia

    From the article” Westminster City Council is still paying the rent on [Jihadi John’s] family’s £600,000 flat…”

    And I can’t afford to paint my house.

    • bilderbuster

      And they wouldn’t paint it for you if you offered to pay them because painting an infidel’s house is beneath them.

      • Lygeia

        Well, what I meant was: they are a bunch of murderous Islamic scroungers living very high on the hog (pun intended) in a £600,000 flat.

        I, on the other hand am a productive member of society and do not qualify for this largess of benefits as they are only given to third world savages who would make the Aztecs proud with their blood letting.

        • bilderbuster

          I know.

  • Chip Carver

    This is a surprise? No different than the US where we have black families who haven’t produced anyone who has worked in five generations scream about racism and their poor treatment by Whites. More of this behavior is soon to come from hispanics, who with each generation produce less and less individuals willing to work, and more and more individuals who want to pig out at the public trough.

  • USofAntiWhite

    The best thing that ever happened for Muslim mass immigration to The West was 9-11. Why would the governments of countries in North America and Europe start bringing in more Muslims after 9-11 if they weren’t anti-White? 9-11 should have been the end of Muslim immigration to The West but it was the best thing for it ever. Twilight Zone times indeed.

  • PreserveTheWest

    We don’t need anti whites like you.

  • Demography is Destiny

    The parasitism is unbelievable. How could Britain have allowed to have things gone so far? This is a kick into the face of every British taxpayer, and worse, their pride.

  • SpeedersKill

    Millions of useless third world losers want to come to first world countries like USA or UK and just live off working white people. And liberals welcome them.

  • Alexandra1973

    Jihadi John, Baghdad Bob…who’s next, Mad Muhammad?

  • Speedy Steve

    Punish all mohammedans by cutting off all their benefits. Then watch England turn White within a month as the tawny buggers all pack up and take their gibbering, inbred, imbecilic sprogs with them.

    • BulgAryan

      wishful thinking. wish it were so easy…

  • BulgAryan

    funny and true, but nothing to like

  • JohnEngelman

    It is ridiculous to admit immigrants and then let them sign up for welfare. If immigration was limited to people who had jobs waiting for them that would cut down on a lot of the trash.

    • MathMan

      We here in UK let them sign up for benefits because they aren’t capable of doing any useful job. And still Cameron et al let them in. Vote UKIP!

  • LHathaway

    Jihad Johnny is one interesting case. And there are a lot of numbers mentioned in this article. Numbers everywhere. The number I’d be interested in is how many Muslims or Arab men have married, are married to, or have had children with White women in England.

    Primitive, mindless violence? I hear women are into directing that.

  • ViktorNN

    So incredibly strange and outrageous, it must be true.

  • KenelmDigby

    And in today’s UK hundreds of thousands of indigenous Britons, who can trace their ancestry on these islands back thousands of years are living in appalling housing conditions and are denied council flats.

  • Ed

    Common sense left Britain long ago, how sad.

  • Light from the East

    British people have paid £400,000 to raise a parasite like Jihadi John? Those politicians who uphold “multiculturalism” and “diversity” use taxpayers’ money to fund terrorism. So is it fair to say multiculturalism = terrorism?

  • Without any pinpointed, simultaneous and co-ordinated effort being made – these stories will be coming out time and time again.

    That is the plain fact of the matter.

    I have literally hundreds of these things stored which show the mad-house that Britain has become – and none of them seem to stir people enough to actually organise as one and pick a date to kick things off.

    This is a more extreme case given the nature of the outcomes, but I am sure there will be many more who are not on the radar and many more stories to come.

    • falskog

      Exactly so

  • Alucard_the_last

    Until the west drops political correctness, the terrorism will continue. Facts are facts: someone’s rights are going to be violated. Our civil rights supersede theirs. Deport them all whether they are ‘good’ citizens or not. The west with parasites is doomed to die. America without blacks and muslims will be a great place to live. America with whites and Christians, will become a turd world nation.

  • Hammerheart

    Why do I even bothering reading the internet. I struggle not to be consumed with rage and grief after reading.

    • NorthernWind

      I can’t help but laugh uncontrollably at the sheer absurdity of the stories. How can I take this civilization seriously?

      • Hammerheart

        I guess it’s one of those things where if you’re not laughing, you’re crying.

  • Realist

    “Housing the Islamic State executioner and his relatives in affluent parts of London has cost taxpayers up to £400,000.”

    Who allowed this to happen? Stupid whites….just like in the U. S..

  • falskog

    It is the same story for the past 50 years, nothing has changed and do not expect any changes soon

  • falskog

    The system worked correctly in this case, it is exactly what was supposed to happen. The system was constructed to dismantle Britain as we know it and it works perfectly well. Expect more of the same in future, England crossed the tipping point,

  • falskog

    Interesting that the same people rule Britain in a fundamentally different way

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Turn the entire family into an Organ Bank…

  • IstvanIN

    The UK has had plenty of unemployed and underemployed British men for decades now and yet they import scum.