- The 51-year-old has to visit his local JobCentre Plus to qualify for the benefits
- The cash comes under the Fresh Start scheme available to freed inmates
- If he refuses to look for work, he risks returning to jail due to terms of his release
An Islamic hate preacher has applied for £73-a-week benefits that he once called the 'Jihad Seeker's Allowance'.
Anjem Choudary, 51, wants to pocket tax-payers' cash just days after he was released from Belmarsh Prison.
However, to qualify for the benefit from government hand-outs he has to apply for a string of jobs to qualify.
He was recently spotted enjoying a coffee and cake in a branch of Costa in Camden, North London earlier this week.
He then went on to walk through the streets of Camden with his wife among members of public who claims to despise.
Under the Fresh Start scheme available to freed inmates, he must visit his local JobCentre Plus office and show he is willing to work.
He'll be offered a range of positions available to newly-freed offenders that often include working in takeaways, supermarket stock rooms and working for firms that employ ex-cons like Timpson's.
A source told The Sun: 'As part of his release terms he will be required to look for work and the first stage of that will be to sign on for Jobseeker's Allowance which can be paid as quickly as two weeks after someone has first applied for it.
'If he refuses to look for work it could be deemed that he is in breach of the terms of his release and he risks being returned to jail.'
Before he was sent to prison for supporting Islamic State, he and his wife were raking in £25,000-a-year in benefits for them and their four children.
All the while, the ISIS-loving preacher continually poured out his hatred for the UK but loved the benefits he was handed from the Treasury.
He was secretly filmed in 2013 mocking non-Muslims for working in nine to five jobs their whole lives.
He went on to tell followers that some revered Islamic figures had only ever worked one or two days a year.
Ridiculing the daily lives of British workers, Choudary has said before that people are busy working the whole of their life and compared that to being a slave for 40 years.
He was freed last week and is now living just yards from a Jewish centre in London – despite his deep-seated hatred of Israel and its people.
The cleric has often called for the Jewish citizens to leave Palestine before they are wiped out by a united Muslim force like Islamic State.
While his wife was once probed by cops about alleged anti-Semitic comments she made on TV.
Now Choudary, who was released from Belmarsh prison on Friday, is staying in a 31-bed bail hostel.
Less than three years ago the hate preacher appeared on US TV and said in a Skype interview that the Jewish people should leave Palestine.
He also said elections in the country just angered groups like ISIS.
The radical cleric's wife Rubana Akhtar was probed by police after featuring in a documentary also broadcast in 2015.
The programme, aired in November 2015, featured her, referred to as Umm L, ranting about plots against Muslims and referring to 'filthy Jews'.
The documentary showed footage obtained by an undercover reporter of her addressing a group of women and teenagers, telling them of 'plots' against Muslims and describing the 'audacity and the arrogance of these Jews' over the Palestine conflict.
She also hailed the establishment of a caliphate – a symbolic Muslim state – by ISIS, saying: 'The good days have already begun, nobody ever have thought in our lifetime we would see the establishment of the Khilafah [Islamic State].'
And she claimed that more people were becoming radicalised as a result of government moves to stop extremism.
'If they thought it was a plan to deradicalise people, God they got it so wrong, because if anything more and more people are becoming what they call radicalised,' she said.