(Right Country) – This is a disturbing cautionary tale about the harsh reality of government-sanctioned mass migration into Western nations.
The Manchester Arena bomber whose explosive device killed 22 people and injured dozens more used government benefits that his mother was receiving to purchase the equipment he needed to carry out his deadly attack, Breitbart reports that aq jury heard at the Old Bailey in London.
The attack took place at an Ariana Grande concert at the arena that was packed at the time with teenagers and young children.
Doesn’t that just make you sick?
In the trial of the Manchester bomber’s brother, Hashem Abedi, the court heard that the pair’s mother, Samia Abedi, was receiving over £2,000 a month in government benefits and that her bank card was used to purchase an industrial battery and other bomb-making equipment.
The welfare payments of about £550 per week continued to pour into Ms Abedi’s account until May 19th in 2017, just three days before the attack on the Manchester Arena that left 22 people dead, reports The Telegraph. The court also heard that the Islamist’s mother continued to receive the welfare payments even after she had left the United Kingdom for Libya.
Ms Abedi’s bank card was still in use in the UK following her departure, with cash withdrawals of £50, £250, and £300 regularly coming from the account. One of the purchases made with the card was a £300 200-amp battery purchased from a store in Salford, Manchester.
The bomber himself, Salman Abedi, received £3,260 in January of 2017 from the government from the state-backed Student Loans Company. The jihadist reported that he had lost his bank card and reported fraud after a series of £790, £710, £800, and £700 withdrawals were made on the 23rd of January.
Manchester Attack Trial: Court Hears Brother ‘Just as Guilty’ as Bomber Who Attacked Ariana Grande Concert https://t.co/7y4BiBX63K
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The jury also heard from Alharth Forjani, Salman and Hashem Abedi’s cousin, who stated that he’d helped Hashem purchase a certain chemical on Amazon because he “trusted him,” but only later was concerned that the chemical could be used for the sake of making an explosive, which it was.
“I think that he believes in terrorism, that’s what I thought,” Forjani said of his cousin, according to the BBC.
Hashem Abedi, the suicide bomber’s brother, has denied being involved in the attack.
Last month, the court heard that he is just as guilty for the horrific attack, however.
The court heard last month that the brother of the dead Islamist is just as guilty for the act of terror that inflicted psychological and physical trauma on at least 1,000 people.
“The surviving brother is just as responsible for the crimes which resulted in so much death, serious injury and damage following the detonation of the bomb on the 22 May 2017 as his brother…
The defendant through his conduct encouraged and assisted his brother Salman to carry out the attack,” said the prosecutor in the case.
The trial of Hashem Abedi continues.
Featured image credit: Force for Deterrence in Libya/PA