Libyan Writer: In Accord with Official Fatwas, Some European Muslims Collect Social Welfare, Claiming it is Jizyah
Following are excerpts from an interview with Libyan writer Mojahed Bosify, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV, on April 19, 2013:
Interviewer: They are unemployed...
Mojahed Bosify: Many of them consider this to be the jizya poll tax, on the basis of official fatwas.
Interviewer: They consider social security to be the jizya?
Mojahed Bosify: When they go to the ATM or the bank teller, and say: "Convert to Islam or pay the jizya."
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Interviewer: And the teller has no idea...Mojahed Bosify: No, he just says: "Here is your money," and that's the end of it. Today, fewer people behave this way, but some still do.
MEMRI, Clip No. 3834, April 19, 2013