Authorities and terrorism experts say governments across Europe have accidentally paid taxpayer-funded welfare benefits to Islamic State militants who have used the money for their twisted cause.
Benefits such as unemployment funds, disability pensions, and housing allowances are making their way into ISIS' pockets.
This week Danish officials said that 29 citizens were given $100,000 in public pension benefits because they were considered too ill or disabled to to work. Those people then took the money and went to Syria to fight for the terrorist group.
Denmark's welfare system is very generous, giving eligible unemployed people up to $120 a day.
The Danish labor minister commented on the racket saying:
"It is a huge scandal that we disburse money from the welfare fund in Denmark for people who go to Syria. Staying in a war zone and directly or indirectly taking part in military operations is not something that is in any way compatible with receiving disability benefits."
ISIS fighters are also taking advantage of Sweden, Belgium, France, and Britain.
Time to wake up, Europe!