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Dutch govt: No welfare benefits for terrorists!


The Dutch government has a message for aspiring terrorists: go fight in the Middle East and we'll take away your welfare benefits.

Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten has informed the country's parliament that he will cut off benefits for anyone involved in a jihad movement, the Dutch news service ANP reported on Tuesday.

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The cut-off applies to a few dozen people who have joined such movements, according to the report.

Earlier this week, Dutch media began buzzing over photos purportedly from Syria showing pro-insurgent graffiti written in Dutch.

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For the full story (in Dutch) via the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, click here.