Your tax dollars flowed to terrorists around the world via food stamp fraud

That is what a new report says.

Longtime readers know that a pet project of mine for several years was following the food stamp fraud busts going on around the country.  See my complete file on the subject here.

I’m relieved to see that some organization of stature has taken the issue of food stamp “trafficking” seriously.

From Breitbart (Hat tip: Richard @highblueridge):

Report: Millions in Food Stamp Dollars Flowed to Terrorists

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See the whole report:


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.

“Hawalas” used to launder money

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.


Investigators say it is very difficult to track the money moved around through hawalas, even though the federal government has known about the use of hawalas and their alleged role in financing terrorism for years.

But as federal investigators became more familiar with the welfare fraud mechanisms used to fund terrorist activities after the September 11 attacks, investigators have cracked down on a number of instances where terrorists have used the benefit fraud for such purposes.

Much more here.

By the way, even if your tax dollars don’t make it into the hands of terrorists, the billions of US dollars sent out of the country via remittances to ‘home’ countries have a huge impact on the US as it is money that is not available to our economy.

6 thoughts on “Your tax dollars flowed to terrorists around the world via food stamp fraud

  1. I just wrote to my senators and congressman about this abuse. Congress has so many members and nothing is ever done including building the wall. Why are they there is they cannot or won’t do anything to stop this crime/crimes. I cannot write to the FBI etc It is up to congress to take care of these things for us. Look how many there are in the intelligence community? Thousands and still we have murders by these terrorists. So why do we have an intelligence community or the FBI or congress????


  2. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    Well, if we needed another reason to deport these people, here it is, and, remember, they all read the same koran and have permission direct from that book to lie to the infidel TAQUIYYA! TAQYUYYA! TAQUIYYA!!!!


  3. The whole smorgasboard has gotta go, from the overpaid politicos to the golden jobbie poos in government, nonprofit (which is PURE PROFIT), religious, or ‘activist’ – this thievery has brought us down untold thousands per year per our own households. It costs a lot to feed the third world so they can procreate more more MORE!!!


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