This is what a society committing suicide looks like: Paris jihad mass murderer Salah Abdeslam was on welfare until three weeks before his jihad, and collected €19,000, even though he was manager and part-owner of a bar, which should have made him ineligible.
But as far as Abdeslam was his fellow jihadis were concerned, it was their due, since the Qur’an mandates that non-Muslims must pay for the upkeep of Muslims: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).
“Terrorist Suspects in Europe Got Welfare Benefits While Plotting Attacks,” by Mark Maremont and Valentina Pop, Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2016:
Belgian financial investigators looking into recent terror plots have discovered a disturbing trend: Some of the suspects were collecting welfare benefits until shortly before they carried out their attacks.
At least five of the alleged plotters in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks partly financed themselves with payments from Belgium’s generous social-welfare system, authorities have concluded. In total they received more than €50,000, or about $56,000 at today’s rate.
The main surviving Paris suspect, Salah Abdeslam, collected unemployment benefits until three weeks before the November attacks—€19,000 in all, according to people familiar with the case. At the time, he was manager and part-owner of a bar, which Belgian officials say should have made him ineligible.
Many of the participants in a disrupted Belgian terror plot also had been on the dole, according to the judge who sentenced more than a dozen people in the so-called Verviers cell last month. Police thwarted the plot early last year, finding explosives, weapons and police uniforms after a shootout that killed two people.
The revelations raise a difficult conundrum for Europe….
It’s not really difficult. Here’s the solution: stop doing this.