A federal grand jury has charged Hassan and Abdurahim Nuriso, former owners of Towfiq Market on Sullivant Avenue, with conspiring fraudulently to redeem more than $10 million in SNAP and WIC benefits between 2010 and 2019. Under the Barack Hussein Obama regime, the Somali Muslim population of Columbus became the second largest in the country next to Minneapolis.
NBC A January 2019 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that at least $1 billion in food stamp benefits had been trafficked each year in the U.S. and much of it involves Muslim convenience store owners.
“It’s very clear in all the regulations what you can and can’t do,” said Asst. U.S. Attorney David Bosley. “You can’t give food stamps for cash, you can’t buy items that are not allowed under the food stamp program, you can’t buy things that aren’t food, and you can’t give credit.”
Yahya Mohammed, who owns a barbershop in the same west side plaza, says, “They might have violated the law, but their hearts were in the right place.”
As part of the alleged conspiracy, the Nuriso brothers are accused of converting illegally obtained food stamp benefits, WIC coupons, and WIC electronic benefits into money, in order to use the money for other purposes.
The five-count indictment also alleges the Nuriso’s allowed SNAP and WIC beneficiaries to purchase items that were not redeemable through the food stamp or WIC programs.
In total, Hassan and Abdurahim Nuriso are alleged to have redeemed in excess of $8 million of SNAP benefits and nearly $2.1 million in WIC benefits at Towfiq Market between 2010 and November 2019. The government alleges a majority of those redemptions were fraudulent.
But that’s not all. Muslim convenience store owners are involved in food stamp fraud all over the country:
OHIO: Muslim store owners and mosques hit by police raids for food stamp fraud and stolen weapons. Muslims complain it is an “attack on their religion.”
WYOMING: Two Muslim brothers were indicted by the feds for allegedly scamming food stamp money, pocketing the profits and sending it to other countries known for supporting terrorism.
FLORIDA: Muslim father and son face 64 counts of racketeering and food stamp fraud from their convenience store.
MISSISSIPPI: Muslim convenience store owner arrested for massive food stamp fraud.
NEW YORK: Buffalo MUSLIM store owner, Ahmed Alshami, accused of trading food stamps for money is being held on $2 million bail for welfare fraud charges. Notice the hijabi wives flipping the bird to the reporters.
FLORIDA: Muslim convenience store owners are winning multiple lottery jackpots while ripping off customers.
FLORIDA: Muslim father and son convenience store owners arrested for food stamp fraud, buying EBT cards for pennies on the dollar and cashing them in for the full amount.
NORTH CAROLINA: Muslim gas station owner, Riadh Al Katy, busted on felony food stamp fraud charges for allowing people to us3 EBT cards to buy beer and cigarettes.
NEW YORK: Muslim woman uses food stamps to buy carts full of soda bottles and other items to resell in her store. When a lawyer confronts her she says “Fuck America.”