A ground-breaking investigation has found that Muslims are leaving Minnesota with a strange “carry-on item” packed in their suitcases. This is a major red flag which should concern every single American.
An investigation in Minnesota, where there is a thriving Muslim community, has turned up something incredibly concerning: Using childcare centers as fronts, Muslim immigrants appear to be embezzling millions of taxpayers dollars, which they are then sending abroad to fund terrorism.
For five months, Fox 9 has been investigating what appears to be rampant fraud in a massive state program. This fraud is suspected of costing Minnesota taxpayers as much as $100 million a year.
The Fox 9 Investigators reporting is based on public records and nearly a dozen government sources who have direct knowledge of what is happening. These sources have a deep fear, and there is evidence to support their concerns, that some of that public money is ending up in the hands of terrorists. [Source: FOX 9]
It all started at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where authorities began to notice that a curious carry-on item was becoming more and more common: suitcases filled with cash. For example, on the morning of March 15, a man who was leaving the country took a carry-on bag through security that was packed with $1 million in cash. Travelers can do that, as long as they fill out the proper government forms.
This scenario was not unique. It is now happening on a weekly basis at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the money is almost always headed to the Middle East. Last year alone, more than $100 million in cash left MSP in carry-on luggage.
Glen Kerns, a former Seattle police detective who spent 15 years on the FBI’s joint terrorism task force, tracked some of the millions which were leaving the country in suitcases bound for the Middle East. “What we were interested in is where it was going,” he said.
Kerns found that the money was coming from Hawalas, which are businesses used to courier money to countries that have no official banking system. Some immigrant communities rely on Hawalas to send funds to help impoverished relatives back home. But Kerns discovered that some of the money was being funneled to a Hawala in the region of Somalia that is controlled by the al Shabaab terrorist group.
“It’s an outright crime, it’s unbelievable,” Kerns said. “I talked to a couple of sources who had lived in that region and I said, ‘If money is going to this Hawala do you think it is going to al Shabaab?’ And he said, ‘Oh definitely, that area is controlled by al Shabaab, and they control the Hawala there.'”
When the money arrives, no matter what it was originally intended for, a substantial cut is taken by al Shabaab. This disconcerting discovery inspired Kerns to dig deeper. Ultimately, he found that some of the individuals who were sending the money from the U.S. to the Middle East were on government assistance in this country.
And so the question arose: How could someone so poor that they qualified for government assistance possibly have the funds to send millions of dollars out of the country?
“We had sources that told us, ‘It’s welfare fraud, it’s all about the daycare,'” said Kerns.
For years now in Minnesota, daycare fraud has been on the rise, whereby businesses steal millions of dollars in government subsidies which are intended to help low-income families cover the cost of their childcare expenses. In order for the scheme to work, all the daycare centers need to do is sign up low-income families that qualify for child care assistance funding.
Surveillance footage from a case prosecuted by Hennepin County shows parents checking their kids into a center, only to leave with them a few minutes later. Sometimes, no children show up at all. Either way, the center bills the state for a full day of childcare. Video from that same case shows a man handing out envelopes of what are believed to be kickback payments to parents who are in on the fraud.
So, Muslims in Minnesota and other states across the U.S. are raking in millions of taxpayer dollars using childcare centers as a front. This money is then sent to the Middle East where it is being used to fund terror. Even those who are sending the money overseas for legitimate purposes cannot escape the fact that terrorist organizations will take a cut in the areas they control
This shouldn’t really surprise anyone; the Quran teaches that it is permissible — even encouraged — for Muslims to deceive the “infidel.” Knowing this, these so-called childcare centers should be subject to strict government scrutiny, and those who are caught defrauding the government to spread terror should be punished as harshly as the terrorists themselves.