The Manchester bomber who killed 22 and wounded well over 100 spent a lot of money traveling back and forth to Libya and gathering the supplies he needed for his bomb. But where did the money come from? You should be surprised but you wont be. Salman Abedi was on welfare and he got a $9,000 dollar student loan in 2015 and they believe again in 2016. That means the British citizens actually paid for the terrorist bombing, just like we did under Obama.
The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe.
Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving bomb-making training.
Police are investigating Abedi’s finances, including how he paid for frequent trips to Libya where he is thought to have been taught to make bombs at a jihadist training camp.
David Videcette, a former Metropolitan police detective who worked on the 7/7 London bombing investigation, said of the student loans’ system: “It is an easy way for a terrorist to move forward and finance their activities at the expense of the taxpayer.
“All you have got to do is get yourself into university and then off you go. Often they have go no intention of turning up.”
Professor Anthony Glees, director of Buckingham University’s Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, said: “The British system makes funds readily available to jihadist students without checks on them. There needs to be an inquiry into this.”