Muslims in Michigan Busted for Welfare Fraud Against US Taxpayers.
Welfare abuse has been an ongoing issue that is becoming more and more serious. As of July 2014 the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that welfare is currently costing Americans $131.9 billion (not including food stamps OR unemployment). Food stamps cost roughly $46.4 million a year. How much of that is fraud is not clear, but what is obvious is that the system is broken.
Recently a Muslim food stamp crime ring was broken up in Grand Rapids, MI. Three brothers Emad Khalil Karaein, Jawad Khalil-Ahmad Karaein, and Khader Khalil Karaein have plead guilty to welfare fraud. The brothers ran the Middle Eastern Market where they not only sold food, but also ran their crime ring. They plead guilty to fraud as a way to protect two other brothers that were also suspected of being involved with the scam that cost taxpayers $736,000 from EBT and $544,000 from WIC over the course of nine years.
Food stamps only allow recipients to purchase certain items with the cards. The brothers offered food stamp holders a lesser amount of cash than the food stamps were worth. They would in turn use the food stamps to buy the allowed items. The in effect stole over $1.2 million by doing this.
Michigan has made it easy for people to gain access to their welfare programs, especially Muslims. They were the first state to offer their welfare forms in Arabic. Another kicker to the Michigan welfare system is that they allow Muslim men to claim up to four wives when filing for welfare. All they have to do is list them as extended family on the form. This makes it less important for Muslim immigrants to assimilate, instead they can keep living their lives as a separate society when they move to places like Michigan. This raises two issues: welfare abuse and trying to fundamentally change a nation. How long until Michigan also allows Muslim immigrants to set up their own Shariah courts?
You also won't see the system actively try to put a stop to welfare or welfare abuse, because the more people on welfare the more important the government. And once everyone relies on the government for assistance the more power they have.