Jihadis’ abuse Europe’s cradle-to-grave entitlements to fund their “holy war.”


  • Al Harith’s story reveals the depth of one of biggest Europe’s scandals: the jihadis’ use of European cradle-to-grave entitlements to fund their “holy war”.
  • Europe gave them everything: jobs, homes, public assistance, unemployment benefits, relief payments, child benefits, disability payments, cash support. These Muslim extremists, however, do not see this “Dependistan”, as Mark Steyn called the welfare state, as a sign of generosity, but of weakness. They understand that Europe is ready to be destroyed.
  • Filled with religious certainty and ideological hatred for the West, not required to assimilate to Europe’s values and norms, many of European Muslims seem to feel as if they are destined to devour an exhausted civilization.
  • Public policy goals instead need to be to move people off welfare — shown to be basically a disincentive to looking for work — and toward personal responsibility. There need to be legal limits on the uses to which welfare funds can be put — for example, welfare funds should not to be used for purchasing illegal drugs, gambling, terrorism or, as there is no free speech in Europe anyway, for promoting terrorism. One could create and fine-tune such a list. Disregarding the limitations could result in losing benefits. This would help fight the ghettoization and Islamization of Europe’s Muslims. The cycle of welfare and jihad needs to be stopped.

Four years ago, the British liberal newspaper, The Guardian, ran a story about the “survivors of Guantanamo“, the “victims of America’s ‘icon of lawlessness'”, “Britain’s survivors of the detention centre that has been called the ‘gulag of our times'”. The article featured a photograph of Jamal al Harith.

Al Harith, born Ronald Fiddler, a Christian convert to Islam, returned to Manchester from detention at Guantanamo Bay thanks to activism of David Blunkett, Home Secretary of then-Prime Minister Tony Blair. Al Harith was immediately welcomed in England as a hero, the innocent victim of the unjust “war on terror” after September 11.

The Mirror and ITV gave him £60,000 ($73,000) for an exclusive interview about his experience at Guantanamo. Al Harith was also compensated with one million pounds by the British authorities. The victim of the “gulag of our times” bought a very nice house with the taxpayer cash.

A few weeks ago, al Harith made his last “journey”: he was blown up in Mosul, Iraq, on behalf of the Islamic State. Al Harith had also been recruited by the non-governmental organization “CAGE” (formerly known as “Cageprisoners”) as part of its testimony advocating the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

Celebrities such as Vanessa Redgrave, Victoria Brittain, Peter Oborne and Sadiq Khan appeared at CAGE’s fundraising events. The NGO has been funded by the Joseph Rowntree Trust, a fund created by the chocolate magnate, and by the Roddick Foundation, the charity of Anita Roddick.

Al Harith was also invited to the Council of Europe, to give testimony against retaining Guantanamo.


Al Harith’s story reveals the depth of one of biggest Europe’s scandals:

Jihadis’ exploit Europe’s cradle-to-grave entitlements. When they’re injured in the middle east war, they return to Europe to live on tax payer funded welfare.

Europe gave them everything: jobs, homes, public assistance, unemployment benefits, relief payments, child benefits, disability payments, cash support. These Muslim extremists, however, do not see this “Dependistan”, as Mark Steyn called the welfare state, as a sign of generosity, but of weakness. They understand that Europe is ready to be destroyed. They have no respect for it. From Marseille to Malmö, many Muslim children have been raised to despise the societies that have made them so comfortable. Most Islamists in Europe are now living on support payments from the nations they had vowed to destroy.

A few days ago, the Danish press revealed that the Danish government has been paying sickness and disability benefits to Muslim extremists fighting in Syria for the Islamic State. “It is a huge scandal that we disburse money from the welfare fund in Denmark for people who go to Syria,” said Employment Minister Troels Lund Poulsen. The terrorists who struck Paris and Brussels have also used the generous British welfare system to fund their jihad. It is emerging from a trial in the UK that Mohamed Abrini, known as “the man with the hat” after the deadly attack at Brussels airport, received £3,000 in benefits before flying to Paris and disappearing.

It is not the first time that the role of the welfare state emerges in the Islamic infrastructure of terror:

  • The family of Omar Abdel Hamid el Hussein, the terrorist behind the attack in Copenhagen in February 2015, which killed two people, received money from Danish social programs.
  • British Islamist Anjem Choudary, convicted of encouraging people to join the Islamic State, urged the faithful to leave work and to seek unemployment benefits to devote full-time to war against the “infidels”. Choudary himself pocketed £25,000 a year in benefits.
  • In Germany, when the newspaper Bild ran an analysis of the 450 German jihadists fighting in Syria, it found that more than 20% of them have received benefits from the German state.
  • In the Netherlands, a jihadist named Khalid Abdurahman appeared in a video of the Islamic State in front of five heads just cut off. The Dutch newspaper Volkskrant revealed that he had been declared “unfit for work” and was paid for a treatment of claustrophobia.

Europe’s welfare system has created a cultural toxin for many in a sullen, unproductive Muslim underclass who live in the segregated enclaves such as the banlieues of Paris or “Londonistan”. Filled with religious certainty and ideological hatred for the West, not required to assimilate to Europe’s values and norms, certain of these European Muslims seem to feel as if they are destined to devour an exhausted civilization.

Muhammad Shamsuddin, a 39-year-old London-based Islamist, was featured in a documentary called “The Jihadis Next Door.” Shamsuddin, a divorced father of five who lives on state handouts and claims he cannot work because he has “chronic fatigue syndrome,” was filmed preaching hate against non-Muslims on British streets. (Image source: Channel 4 video screenshot)

Public policy goals instead need to be to move people off welfare — shown to be basically a disincentive to looking for work — except in extraordinary cases, and toward personal responsibility.

There need to be legal limits on the uses to which welfare funds can be put — for example, welfare funds should not to be used for purchasing illegal drugs, for gambling, for terrorism or, as there is no free speech in Europe anyway, for promoting terrorism.

One could create and fine-tune such a list. Disregarding the limitations could result in losing the benefits. Measures such as that will help fight against the ghettoization and Islamization of Europe’s Muslims.

Who is winning here? Democracy or Islamic extremism? The cycle of welfare and jihad needs to be stopped. Now.


Neighbors warned police of their fears over Brit freed from Guantanamo six months before he fled to Syria to become ISIS suicide bomber

  • The suicide car bomber was named as British fanatic Jamal Udeen al-Harith, 50
  • Born Ronald Fiddler, the Muslim convert was detained at Guantanamo in 2002
  • He was freed after two years following lobbying from Tony Blair’s Government
  • Al-Harith was later handed £1million out of taxpayers’ pocket in compensation 
  • He fled to fight alongside ISIS in 2014 – less than a decade after leaving prison
  • The home, still thought to be owned by al-Harith, has been empty since he left 
  • Al-Harith’s neighbours described the jihadi as ‘arrogant’, ‘secretive’ and a loner

A British ISIS fighter who was handed as much as £1million in compensation after he was freed from Guantanamo Bay spent £220,000 on a three-bedroom semi in Stockport where neighbors grew concerned about his activities.

Jamal Udeen al-Harith, 50, splashed out on the smartly decorated family home in a quiet street in April 2011, just three years before he fled to Syria to join Isis. He had lived there with his wife Shukee Begum and their four children.

Pictures show the gleaming modern kitchen, smart bathroom, conservatory and back garden where al-Harith, his wife and children played.

Police were asked to investigate after neighbors became concerned about his secretive behavior, his Islamic dress and his rude manner. But locals say nothing was done until six months after he disappeared.

Reyaad Khan, from Cardiff, is thought to have travelled to fight in Syria late in 2013

Rahul Amin was born in Bangladesh and grew up in Aberdeen before reportedly moving with his family to Leicester

Hacker Junaid Hussain was described as a key ISIS operative before he was killed by a US drone strike.

A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still file image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. The United States on November 12, 2015 carried out an air strike in Syria targeting the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” who participated in gruesome videos showing the killings of American and British hostages. Dressed entirely in black, a balaclava covering all but his eyes and the bridge of his nose, “Jihadi John” became a menacing symbol of Islamic State brutality and one of the world’s most wanted men.

Pleasant: Jamal, born Ronald Fiddler, is said by neighbours to have lived at the house with his wife Shukee and their children

Home: The plush and spacious property in the Heaton Chapel area of Greater Manchester is not believed to have been sold since al-Harith vanished in 2014

The Muslim convert changed his name from Ronald Fiddler to Jamal Udeen al-Harith in 1994, before fighting for ISIS under the new name Abu Zakariya al-Britani

The attack came as Iraqi forces advanced on ISIS positions in the west of the city.

Maxine Fiddler, Jamal’s father and Maxine Fiddler, Jamal’s sister, pictured during his detention at Guantanamo.

Moazzam Begg

Al-Harith

The video then cuts to a plume of smoke in the distance after the car bomb is detonated.

Footage said to have been captured yesterday morning shows Abu Zakariya’s reinforced vehicle setting off along a dusty road.

Al-Harith was finally released from Guantanamo with five others and alongside the three men known as the Tipton Three: Rhuhel Ahmed, left, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul. Ahmed told MailOnline he ‘doesn’t really care’ that one of his fellow inmates blew himself up in Iraq.

Al-Harith, who worked as a web designer for a time, was able to escape the UK in 2014 to fight with ISIS in Syria.

Al-Harith, who worked as a web designer for a time (same man as above photo).

Tony Blair

Tim Loughton

5 of 31 Suspicious: His former neighbours today claimed they had warned the police al-Harith of their suspicions long before he fled the country to join ISIS in Syria in 2014. Pictured: The suicide bomber’s £220,000 home in Stockport, just off the A6.

A British ISIS fighter who was handed as much as £1million in compensation after he was freed from Guantanamo Bay spent £220,000 on a three-bedroom semi in Stockport where neighbours grew concerned about his activities.  Jamal Udeen al-Harith, 50, splashed out on the smartly decorated family home in a quiet street in April 2011, just three years before he fled to Syria to join Isis. He had lived there with his wife Shukee Begum and their four children.

2 of 31 Ill gotten gains: Al-Harith, who this week blew himself up in a gruesome attack on an army base in Mosul, Iraq, bought the three storey property in Stockport with tax payer cash in 2011

Concerning: One neighbour told MailOnline locals were worried about the ‘comings and goings ‘at his substantial semi detached house

 

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