Muslim Boston Bomber was Living on Welfare

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Welfare fraud is as Islamic as suicide bombings. UK Jihadist cleric Anjem Choudary described welfare fraud as the Jizya payment that non-Muslims are obligated to make to Muslims. Jihadists routinely live off welfare while plotting terrorist attacks in Europe. And it’s routine for Muslim immigrants to sign up for every social benefits program they can, sometimes arranging fake divorces, describing wives as unmarried female relatives, to sign up as many of them as they can to siphoning off money from the Great Satan.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was no different, sponging off his America wife’s parents and off the state.

Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.

State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home.

In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state.

The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money.

Of course he did. The properly devout Muslim kills infidels and steals from them in the name of the Jihad. That is his Islamic duty. Tamerlan Tsarnaev grabbed an American girl, converted her to Islam, got her started pumping out Baby Jihadists while keeping her working to bring in money and used that cash to plot to murder her people.

That is Islam. From Tamerlan’s point of view, he was just doing what countless Muslim conquerors had been doing all along.

  • Spikey1

    I for one am not surprised to hear another report of; socialism and islamofascism being interconnected.

  • visitor

    Instead of spewing hatred at all adherents of a major world religion, it would be wiser to distinguish between those who are our enemies and those who are not. Islamic radicals who commit terrorist acts are our enemy. Moderate Muslims who go to work and raise families are not our enemy. See here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/24/opinion/obeidallah-…. Some hotheads seem to be doing their best to make people our enemies who aren't. Not smart.

    • Mary Sue

      Uh, I think we do.

      In Canada, the terror plot that was announced recently as having been thwarted, was brought to the attention of the RCMP by a Canadian Imam.

    • jay

      Thank you straw man, for making sure we don't pull an NPR/Salon/Michael Moore/CNN and tarnish entire peoples/political movements in hasty rushes to judgement.

    • Spikey1

      Moderate Muslims?
      You mean all the muslims that denounce attacks and acts carried out by other muslims in the name of islam, are those 10 muslims the ones you consider to be moderate?

      Note: I was rounding up to come up with the 10 throughout the world figure….

  • cxt

    Hey Visitor

    Depends on how you define "enemy"–if I throw you in a pond to drown, "I" am clearly your "enemy."

    If 50 people see me do it and only a FEW people try to help me–and MOST of them all pretend not to see anything, while a many of them nod and more or less try to justify me throwing you in the pond to drown–for whatever reason.

    Who then is your "enemy"—JUST me, or the majority that ALLOWED me to do it?

    Your correct in that most Muslims are not our foes–but all to many remain silent and do nothing while their co-religionists murder and maim.

    Does not make them our enemies–but they certainly are not our friends.

  • Michael Copeland

    This is a recurrent pattern, as in Europe, and probably the result of petrodollar “influence” upon politicians: a person is granted asylum (and welfare) and later visits his state of origin for a vacation, thereby making a mockery of the asylum status. Presumably it was having a US wife and child that entitled him to return. The law should be changed to oblige such a person not to return, and to take his wife out to his vacation state of origin. Firm rules needed. Will that happen? Not with the politicians who fail their countries.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      Excellent point, Michael! This needs to be repeated over and over again. The request for "Asylum" is a ruse being used all over the Western world and it is a large part of the weapon being used to destroy us. Keep Muslims in Muslim lands and for those that are here, any visits to the "homeland" (actual or spiritual) should be reason to revoke residency status.

  • Tina Trent

    I've never met an illegal immigrant (or officially unemployed officially unattached male) who wasn't living off welfare benefits provided to his squeeze and offspring. This was the most common household I witnessed when doing home visits: a female with children, either unmarried or pretending to be unmarried in the case of immigrants, and other males living off her check.

    This is how illegal immigrants access government funded housing, utility support, food stamps, etc. in the cases where they don't qualify directly.

    So who is going to discuss this? Not Marco Rubio.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Felons, illegals and terrorists are all "entitled" to welfare, at least according to the demented left. One would have thought once the jihadist came to the Feds attention they would have checked into the family's finances etc. But even if they found out they were on welfare, I doubt it caused a ripple. This is what happens when immoral relativism rules – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/01/leftist-dogma

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • kny2ra

    On the issue of supporting religious communities with our tax dollars exemplified by the resent revelation that the 2 Boston bombers and their families received fed and local welfare payments. Can we please stop ALL federal and state support of all communities that live off the dole based on their religious practices. There are reports that there is a religious community that resides mostly in certain parts of Brooklyn NY and in parts of Rockland County and Orange County NY around Monticello. Where the families are encouraged to have large families, and the women are discouraged to work outside the home. The men are mostly involved in religious studies. More than 80% of the community is on some sort of public assistance. Can we have a state panel look into all these and other religious communities that because of their religious practices are living on the tax payers dollars.