Jihadi John’s family has been on state benefits for 20 years: How it’s cost taxpayers up to $600k to house fanatic and his relatives in upmarket areas [Video]

Yesterday, I felt some sympathy for this family when they found out their son was a monster. I noted that he wasn’t made overnight and the family history had something to do with it probably. Oh boy, was that an understatement. The family are grifters… they are on permanent welfare and benefits and live in housing that many upper middle class people wouldn’t be able to afford. All on the taxpayers’ dime. Their landlords describe them as parasites and the tenants from hell. Lovely family there – the apple doesn’t fall far from the morally depraved tree.

Mohammed Emwazi: Jihadi John (pictured left and right) and his asylum-seeking family
have milked the British benefits system for 20 years, with Westminster City Council still paying
rent on their £600,000 home.

From the Daily Mail:

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.


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.


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.’

Somehow, not working and being on welfare, they accumulated at least $300,000. I’ll bet it is a lot more. They just kept on having children – six of them – and didn’t bother looking for work. Now, the father is in Kuwait working and the family is still in Britain. And they are still being financed entirely by the state. Next up is college on the state’s tab for the children. It would not surprise me if Jihadi John was radicalized while at home and with the blessing of his family despite their protestations. With a religious overlay to everything and a lack of ethics and morals, Jihadi John was just waiting to happen. Britain should no longer be paying for this family. Hell, they should never have paid for them in the first place. They invited in a Jihadist vampire and now he’s into everyone’s neck.

The family have claimed hundreds of thousands of pounds in benefits in Britain since
arriving in the UK and lived in homes costing £450 a week. Pictured: The family home in Queen’s Park
for the past eight years.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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