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News by Fred Alan Medforth
Thursday, October 29, 2015
UK: Dad who has claimed benefits for a decade says GOD told him to have ELEVEN kids
A MUSLIM father who has been claiming benefits for a decade insists he is NOT personally responsible for having ELEVEN children because God told him "to go forth and multiply". Mohammad Salim and his wife Noreen, 40, refuse to use contraception and receive a staggering £27,000 in child tax credits and job seeker's allowances in a year alone.
The couple, from Rochdale in Greater Manchester, had their eldest son in 1991 and another 10 offspring followed - with their ages ranging between 24 and seven-years-old.
The father-of-eleven says he has no regrets about using taxpayers' cash because "it's the Government who pay for their upkeep, food and clothing".
The Salim family of 13 live in a four-bedroom house and often travel by minibus.Their family shopping bill comes to £300 a week.
Mr Salim, who once worked as a teacher but has claimed benefits for the past 10 years, said: "Having 11 children isn't irresponsible, we don't believe in contraception.
"We are following God's first command and he said 'go forth and multiply'."
And Mr Salim is in no rush to get back to work because he feels pushed out of the job market.The benefits scrounger said despite his qualifications, he has no desire to go out and get a job because he earns more when relying on handouts.
He said: "I have got qualifications and real work experience but it is the system. I have been forced onto the dole.
"I am expected to do at least seven job applications a week, you are better off on the dole than working a minimum wage.
"It's a sad state of affairs I can't get a job in the UK."Despite describing himself as a "workaholic" who has "never shied away from hard work" Mr Salim says he is yet to have any luck on the job front in 10 years.
He insists he can't find work that would suit his lifestyle and pay enough to support his huge family.
Mr Salim added: "I have been told to do taxi work but the hours I would have to out in to get a reasonable wage, I can't do it, especially with young children."
With the Tory Government proposals to cut child tax credits on the agenda, Mr Salim said his family would struggle if their welfare bill was capped at £500 a week.
He said: " We are feeding 13 people. £500 a week is not enough, the costs are there. "We are having to stretch. Rather than going up they want to shrink them down.
"Next year there will be another cap and I will lose out."
And Mr Salim doesn't want his children to miss out on the latest hi-tech gadgets such as iPhones.
"They want that because it is the thing of the present day and you have to cough up," he added.
Mr Salim said he also faces the financial burden of his children's birthday parties and religious festivals.
But despite the struggles, he wouldn't live life any other way.
He added: "It is a big pull on the little amount of benefits we do get.
"I am the richest man in the world with these children. I have a big family, I am on benefits. There is worry there but God always sees us through." express