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Report: Millions in Food Stamp Dollars Flowed to Terrorists
Breitbart ^ | 23 Oct 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez

Posted on 10/24/2018 11:28:17 AM PDT by detective

Millions of taxpayers dollars trafficked through food stamp fraud went to terrorists who funded their activities at home and abroad, according to an explosive report from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI).

The report from GAI, where Breitbart News Senior-Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer serves as president, highlighted several instances where money obtained through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud went to fund acts of terrorism, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombings and the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

Although this method of using food stamp fraud money for terrorism has been around since the 1980s, it gained notoriety when New York City detectives testified before a Senate subcommittee about the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: ebt; foodstamps; fraud; hawala; terrorism; terrorists; welfare
The U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) identified that many terrorists would get away with funding their illicit activities by using businesses known as “hawalas” to launder money.

A “hawala”— which is an Arabic term defined in English as transfer (or trust)— is a method of transferring money through informal agents from international networks, and many Muslim immigrants settled in western countries use the “hawala” method to transfer funds to family members.

GAI, citing a U.S. Treasury report, found that more than $7 billion flows into Pakistan alone through hawalas every year.

Because of the informal, simple nature of the transaction, the “hawala” method has also been popular among criminals and terrorists to launder money from the U.S. to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia without a paper trail.

1 posted on 10/24/2018 11:28:17 AM PDT by detective
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To: detective

I often wonder if the money Soros is spending is somehow coming from tax dollars. That we are somehow paying to mess up our own country.


2 posted on 10/24/2018 11:30:51 AM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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Muslim sleepers sending taxpayer money to Muslim terrorists who kill taxpayers intheir jehad. Everything about this is infuriating.


3 posted on 10/24/2018 11:35:01 AM PDT by Bayard
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not surprised. so many people just about gaming systems and getting whatever they can for free or easy and sell trade etc.

Plenty of citizens do it too, even the ones in expensive cars with expensive clothes paying groceries with ebt.

It used to bother me a lot more,but now I laugh when i see it, because God knows all and will deal with each person accordingling in due time.

no real profit to gain the world but lose your soul


4 posted on 10/24/2018 11:39:20 AM PDT by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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To: Bayard

Okay.

As of today ALL welfare money gets shut off. When we can sort this out in a few months or years and get this practice stopped, then we can re-start it.

Won’t happen? Recall petitions anyone? Why should our money flow to these killers?


5 posted on 10/24/2018 11:44:23 AM PDT by frank ballenger ('ll"End vote fraud,noncitizens & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: Democrats hate too much

One of the thousands of heinous, hideous consequences of a printed, fiat currency, and massive debt - courtesy of the Federal Reserve.


6 posted on 10/24/2018 12:04:11 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: detective

Ripping off the U.S. Government is a major activity for the rest of the world.


7 posted on 10/24/2018 12:10:11 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: detective

Isn’t this the purpose of SNAP?


8 posted on 10/24/2018 12:49:23 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Triggered)
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Our government is so corrupt.


9 posted on 10/24/2018 12:53:49 PM PDT by stockpirate (TYRANNY IS THY NAME REBELLION IS OUR ANSWER. HANG THEM ALL!)
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Facilitating the WIC (Welfare Industrial Complex) via cash/payment transfers equals approximately 1 billion dollar annual revenue stream for Goldman Sachs.


10 posted on 10/24/2018 1:28:12 PM PDT by Original Lurker
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To: detective
do I really have to say it???

11 posted on 10/24/2018 4:10:59 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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Lol.


12 posted on 10/25/2018 10:36:09 AM PDT by detective
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welfare RATS should have to go through a background check as rigorous as a security clearance to take hard earned taxpayer $$$$$ and have to do it every couple years too
13 posted on 10/25/2018 5:39:34 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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