French jihadists regularly received welfare payments after joining ISIS, police reveal

More than 100 French jihadists regularly received welfare payments after joining Isil forces in Syria and Iraq, police have disclosed.

The payments came to light after the launch of an investigation into Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) funding in France and other European countries in 2015.

Their discovery highlighted intelligence failings and revealed that social security offices neglected to carry out checks.

  • simus1

    “Neglected to carry out checks”.

    • k1992

      Yup – they mailed them instead.

      • Ottawa Eyes

        It’s no different to all those who get welfare and disability checks in Canada even though they have gone home to Pakistan and Bangladesh and have the money forwarded overseas.

        All the politicians and bureaucrats know how widespread this is but all turn a blind eye to this huge theft.

    • Watchman

      Social Security Officer: “If we stopped sending them money they might get angry, and we wouldn’t want to risk that. It’s the same reason we keep a map to the nearest synagogue in the office window – better that any bad stuff happens elsewhere.” /sarc

  • simus1

    A common tactic in some places back in the day was when a landlord reported a tenant appeared to be comitting welfare fraud, a social worker was quickly dispatched. Said worker would inform the fraud artist that the landlord had been the source. Landlords soon “got the message”.

  • BillyHW

    Welfare is immoral. If you support welfare you are immoral and are going to go to hell when you die because of your immoral support for welfare.

  • irishrus

    Someone tell me again why and how politicians and judges totally disconnected from the will of the people decide the laws and in the case of judges make force their will on nations?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      It’s our money that they are throwing around, not their own.