Are you a terrorist? Frozen assets? Live in the UK? NO PROBLEM.

Benefits win; anti-terror fail. AFP/Getty Images

I guess it’s not too much of a hardship to be a terrorism suspect, or at least married to one, and to have your assets frozen in the UK.  European judges have just ruled that the state must continue

paying social welfare benefits.

In other words, the government freezes assets of suspected terrorists–both to fight terrorism by cutting off the ability to carry out attacks and recruit and supply new terrorists, as well as to disincentive individuals who are or may become involved in terrorism–but then  turns around and makes sure dependents of the terrorists still receive a check from the government every week?

The EU enforces the measure via rules stating that no funds ‘shall be made available, directly or indirectly, to, or for the benefit of’ people named on the list, unless authorised to cover ‘basic expenses’.

The further we go down the rabbit hole, the more interesting it become.  Curiouser and curiouser



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