July 31, 2007, - 3:37 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s no surprise that Muslims are constantly being caught in food stamp fraud, Medicaid fraud, welfare fraud, you name it. If they can rip it off from the infidels (the American taxpayers), it’s considered “halal” money (permitted money) and actually the preferred kind of money. And it’s an easy less-detected way of getting money to transfer to terrorist activities in “the old country.”
It happens here in the Detroit area all the time. Michigan State Police Detectives are constantly telling me stories, and it almost always involves the “Religion of Peace”–Pieces of Paper Called Food Stamps. That’s why the latest story of a Muslim food stamp fraud ring in Florida, which defrauded U.S. taxpayers of at least $4.2 million is no surprise to me. And it’s no surprise that their religion got nary a mention in the story, even though it’s newsworthy that ALL FOURTEEN members of the ring were Muslim. I’m sure, though, that they were all members of the “Religion of Peace” is just a coincidence, right?
Oh, and one other thing: Since generally food stamp fraud is investigated and prosecuted at the state level (and if the Feds are involved, it’s usually the Secret Service and Dept. of Treasury), there’s only ONE reason the FBI–the lead federal law enforcement agency for all terrorism investigations–is involved: terrorism. The members of this ring probably were, indeed, sending the money to terrorists. And the FBI knows it.
So where was the money going? Hezbollah? HAMAS? Islamic Jihad? Al-Qaeda? Could be any of them . . . and likely is at least one of those:
Authorities early Tuesday morning raided a Liberty City market suspected of fraudulently processing $4.2 million worth of food stamps.
In all, 14 people were arrested across South Florida, including two employees of Diamond’s Grocery Store, 6600 NW 22nd Ave.
Mohamad Issa, the store manager, will face charges of money laundering, organized scheme to defraud and grand theft.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says the market allowed customers to redeem state-issued food stamp debit cards. But instead of food, the market owners gave the customers cash — taking a cut for themselves, agents say.
”These are people who are stealing from the taxpayers and needy people who are suffering,” said Amos Rojas Jr., FDLE’s regional director.
Agents also arrested Jehad Hasan, 38, of Kissimmee, a former registered owner of the market. His brother, Naser Hasan, was also arrested.
Eleven others — customers who should have bought food but instead received cash — were also cuffed Tuesday morning, FDLE said.
State agents, aided by the FBI and Miami-Dade police, at 6:01 a.m. barged into the 24-hour store, formerly known as Gina’s Supermarket.
Agents say they are looking at food stamp claims between July 2004 and March 2006. The investigation, known as Operation Cash-n-Carry, began in July 2006.
No surprise that one suspect’s name is Jehad, since this is the Food Stamp Jihad. Ironically, the surname of the chief perpetrator, Mohamad Issa, means “Jesus” in Arabic.
But I thought Jesus said, “Turn the other cheek,”–NOT steal the Infidels’ tax money.
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