Libyan Writer: In Accord with Official Fatwas, Some European Muslims Collect Social Welfare, Claiming it is Jizyah

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Translated from the original Arabic by MEMRI

Following are excerpts from an interview with Libyan writer Mojahed Bosify, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV, on April 19, 2013:

Mojahed Bosify: Sixty percent of the Muslims in the Netherlands live off social security.

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."
. . .

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.