The UK is paying Osama Bin Laden’s ambassador to Europe over £50,000 in annual welfare benefits.
Abu Qatada is wanted on terrorism charges in Algeria, the United States, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and his native Jordan.
But, in Great Britain, life is good for the Al-Qaeda leader.
This includes the £8,000 a year Abu Qatada receives for his bad back. (Daily Mail)
Abu Qatada is to receive almost £8,000 a year in benefits because he has a bad back.
The fanatical cleric, said to be Osama Bin Laden’s ambassador in Europe, will get £150 a week of taxpayer’s cash after being released from jail last week.
He was granted the incapacity benefit because his condition makes him unfit to work – even though a curfew allows him out of his home for only two hours a day, meaning it would be almost impossible for him to get a job.
Qatada left Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire after the Appeal Court blocked his deportation to Jordan.
He is now living in an £800,000 four-bedroom Edwardian semi in a tree-lined street in West London.
His incapacity allowance will push
the family’s total annual handouts to more than £50,000.
His wife has been claiming £45,000 a year in child benefit, income support, housing benefit and council tax credit for the past four years.
Abu Qatada attended the same mosque in Great Britain as another noted terrorist freeloader, Captain Hook- Abu Hamza.