ISIS Soldiers Receiving French Welfare Benefits

Muslims living in France—either born there or with French nationality—have been claiming unemployment benefits and other welfare while fighting for ISIS in Syria, a French newspaper has revealed.

According to a report in Le Figaro, the Muslims have used the welfare money to help finance ISIS.

At the height of the swindle, at least 20 percent of the Muslims from France fighting for ISIS in Syria were still accessing their social benefits from France, the paper reported.

The scam was possible because relatives of the fighters were collecting the case from French social welfare offices—with the government employees either unable to tell the Muslims apart, or through some other loophole—and then transferring the funds abroad.

Read the rest at The New Observer.

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