Do you know how do you spell Socialist? D-U-P-E-D.
The Socialist utopias that we are lectured America should be emulating are being overrun by refugees that are mooching off of the ‘generosity’ of their welfare benefits.
These socialist states are paying unemployment, disability and sometimes housing allowances — taxpayer-funded — to terrorists.
Some of them cash the checks and then head off to fight for ISIS.
Tom Keatinge, director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute in London stated this uncomfortable truth, ‘a key funder of terrorist attacks in Europe are European governments.’
Danish officials said this week that 29 citizens were given $100,000 in public pension benefits because they were considered too ill or disabled to work, and they then fled to Syria to fight for the radical group.
“It is a huge scandal that we disburse money from the welfare fund in Denmark for people who go to Syria,” said Troels Lund Poulsen, Denmark’s labor minister. “Staying in a war zone and directly or indirectly taking part in military operations is not something that is in any way compatible with receiving disability benefits.”
Michael Skråmo, who grew up near Gothenburg, fled in 2014 with his wife and four children to Syria. There, he swore allegiance to the Islamic State, changed his name to Abdul Samad al Swedi and has appeared in propaganda videos posing with a Kalashnikov assault rifle. It was not until a year after Skråmo left Gothenburg that a letter was sent to his Swedish address by authorities stating his child and housing benefits had been terminated, Swedish media reported. Over the eight months, Skråmo was paid more than $5,000.
Authorities concluded that several of the plotters in the Brussels and Paris terror attacks that killed 162 people in 2015 and 2016 were partly financed by Belgium’s social welfare system while they planned their atrocities.
Philippe de Koster, director of Belgium’s agency that fights money laundering and terrorism financing, said steps have since been taken to prevent that from happening again. For example, those convicted of terrorism can no longer receive benefits while in jail.
France is the largest source of Western fighters in Iraq and Syria — an estimated 2,000 as of May last year, according to the Counter Extremism Project, a think tank.
A local government council in Birmingham admitted in December that it erroneously paid almost $7,000 in housing benefits to a man who was fighting in Syria for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Anouar Haddouchi used the money to fund his journey to join the group.
In September, radical Islamic cleric Anjem Choudary, who was jailed for terrorist activities, urged followers to claim “jihadiseeker’s allowance” — a reference to the nation’s welfare system. His phrase echoes a manual released by the militant group in 2015. How to Survive in the West: A Mujahid Guide advises that “if you can claim extra benefits from a government, then do so.”
Read more: USA Today
‘Compassionate’ socialist Europe is allowing ‘migrants’ to pour into their countries without proper vetting.
Socialist Europe is funding terror through its social programs.
Isn’t that just craptastic.
And America is supposed to follow that example?
I think not.