2017/05/27 – Manchester suicide bomber used student loan and benefits to fund terror plot – The Telegraph
The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe.
Abedi’s finances are a major ‘theme’ of the police inquiry amid growing alarm over the ease with which jihadists are able to manipulate Britain’s welfare and student loans system to secure financing.
One former detective said jihadists were enrolling on university courses to collect the student loans “often with no intention of turning up”.
Abedi was given at least £7,000 from the taxpayer-funded Student Loans Company after beginning a business administration degree at Salford University in October 2015.
It is thought he received a further £7,000 in the 2016 academic year even though by then he had already dropped out of the course.
Abedi, 22, never held down a job, according to neighbours and friends, but was able to travel regularly between the UK and Libya.
This will be included in the running Manchester thread.
Great moments in entitlement history… gotta love it…sigh… but this is part of the reason for this website – to keep track of these things as it fades off of the main news highlights. We have to put these things together if we are going to govern ourselves effectively.