Posts Tagged ‘benefit fraud’

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More benefit fraud for jihad

July 17, 2015

British leaders are finally starting to realize that benefit fraud by Islamists isn’t just about private greed.  The stolen benefits are actually being used by men and women to join the battle in Syria and Iraq against perceived infidels.  The Muslim British youngsters have taken the teachings of Anjem Choudary and others to heart, learning that it is acceptable to steal money from infidel countries through their generous welfare programs so long as that money is used in furtherance of jihad.

From the Daily Mail (h/t El Grillo):

ISIS jihadis in Syria and Iraq are funding their evil war by milking Britain’s benefits system through false claims, online fraud and student loans

  • Experts fear that jihadis have committed frauds to abuse welfare system 
  • DWP has launched a probe to establish the extent of the fraud 
  • Hundreds of Brits are believed to have joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria
  • First time the Whitehall department has admitted the fraudulent claims

ISIS terrorists are abusing the UK benefits system to fund their holy war in Iraq and Syria, authorities fear.

Hundreds of Brits are believed to have travelled abroad to fight with ISIS and many of them are still believed to be claiming taxpayer-funded benefits.

Experts believe jihadists have committed a number of high-level frauds to deliberately abuse the welfare system.

While a number of countries do have benefits agreements with the UK that allow British citizens to continue claiming state hand-outs, Iraq and Syria are not among them.

But the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Fraud and Error Service has launched a series of reviews after people living in Iraq and Syria successfully pocketed UK benefits…

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Stashes and sanctions: suggested news reading

May 28, 2015
  • ISIS financier killed in raid; documents seized… more>>
  • Danish jihadists receive 400,000 crowns in welfare benefits, and counting… more>>
  • Iraq faced sanctions for years thanks to Saddam. Now it faces sanctions again thanks to an Iraqi airline helping Iran evade its sanctions… more>>
  • Spain busts up a Chinese money laundering operation that helps illustrate how “smurfing” works… more>>
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Welfare for jihad: suggested reading

December 11, 2014
  • British police are warning that fraudulent claims for student loans have been used to fund terrorist activities in “a number of cases”… more>>
  • Of the hundred plus Muslims who have left Denmark to wage jihad on the battlefield in Syria, at least 28 of them have been receiving unemployment insurance benefits of up to 800 Danish crowns a day… more>>
  • Grappling with similar problems in Israel, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is introducing a bill to revoke public benefits such as social security and health insurance for terrorists and their families… more>>
  • In case you missed it, reports like these are the reason why Money Jihad supports a requirement for government agencies to conduct due diligence on public benefit applicants to guage the risk that those benefits will be used to finance terrorism… more>>
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Sentence commuted for suicide bomb money man

June 27, 2014

A court in Scotland has reduced the sentence of Nasserdine Menni, a serial liar who funded a botched suicide bomb attack in Sweden, essentially to 3 years of time already served. If the crimes had been committed in the U.S. Menni probably would have received a 15 year prison sentence for supporting terrorism, separate from whatever sentence he would have received for the welfare fraud that he also committed.

Menni also gave money to the bomber’s wife who destroyed evidence in the case but was never charged.

The disappointing news of the early release comes from the Herald Scotland, with thanks to El Grillo, who notes that the reporting doesn’t indicate to where Menni will be deported. Menni has previously claimed to be from Kuwait but is actually from Algeria.

Terrorist funder to be deported as jail term cut

GRANT McCABE

Wednesday 11 June 2014

AN asylum seeker convicted of funding terrorism is now likely to be deported after appeal judges cut his jail term.

Nasserdine Menni was found guilty of supporting suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab, who blew himself up in a blast in Stockholm in December 2010.

A worldwide investigation uncovered Menni’s links to Muslim extremist Abdulwahab.

Menni, believed to be in his early 30s, had previously claimed asylum while in Glasgow and it was money earned in the city from benefits and low-paid jobs that was intended to help carry out a mission to kill innocent citizens.

He was locked up for seven years in August 2012 for providing £6725 in the knowledge it could be used for terrorism.

His legal team, led by the same QC who defended the Lockerbie bomber, yesterday challenged the jail term at a Court of Appeal hearing in Glasgow.

Lord Gill, the Lord Justice General, sitting with Lords Menzies and Brodie, reduced the sentence to three years and backdated it to March 2011 when Menni was taken into custody.

It meant Menni had effectively served his sentence.

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Dutch Muslim group urges Moroccan pension fraud

April 27, 2014

The Dutch benefits agency SVB is trying to find out the value of assets held by public benefit recipients. To assist in that effort, they’ve asked Moroccan pensioners for their Moroccan identity numbers, because many of them have properties and even businesses in Morocco from which they generate income that they have not disclosed to the authorities in the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, a Muslim foundation known as the Euro-Mediterranean Center of Migration & Development (Emcemo) is encouraging Moroccan immigrants to withhold their identity numbers from SVB.

The benefits should be suspended until the recipients comply. They were probably required to disclose foreign assets when they first applied for benefits anyway. Financing terrorism with fraudulently claimed benefits by Islamist immigrants, which has been endorsed by the likes of Anwar al-Awlaki and Anjem Choudary and implemented by men like the Tsarnaev brothers, is an increasing threat to Western democracies.  De Telegraaf has previously reported on the exploitation of public benefits in the Netherlands by radical Salafist networks.

Vlad Tapes has the exclusive English version of this report from Apr. 15:

Holland: Islamic foundation instructs Moroccans how to commit benefit fraud

“Euro-Mediterranean Centre of Migration & Development” sounds like EU or OECD, but I found out that it is an Islamic foundation. Via 10news.dk, translated by Sjoerd from Parool:

Moroccans not happy with fraud inquiry of Social Insurance Bank

The Euro-Mediterranean Centre of Migration & Development (Emcemo) in Amsterdam is calling on Moroccan elderly not to provide their Moroccan identity number to the Social Insurance Bank (SVB). With that information the SVB traces social benefit fraud.

SVB asks Moroccan recipients of Additional Provision Income Elderly (AIO) since last week in a letter to pass that number. Thus the SVB can check in Morocco if someone owns houses, land or savings in that country.

This benefit is for older people with an inadequate pension and little capital and little additional revenue: with the AIO, the state pension is supplemented to match the minimum income. It is mandatory to report foreign property but it is often difficult for the SVB to check if someone has done that.”