Politicians in Denmark have condemned the asylum seeker policy which will allow Daham Al Hasan to rake in thousands in benefits once his huge family is reunited. The unemployed 47-year-old Muslim migrant who fled Syria two years ago with a wife and eight children, has now been granted family reunification for his alleged remaining 12 children and two wives who are still in Syria.
UK Express(h/t Brenda K) The approval will see the Danish taxpayer fork out 214,128 Danish Kroners (£21,883) in child support for the family each year.
Outraged officials have raised concerns about the policy and suggested the Syrian man is exploiting the country’s welfare system. Integration spokesperson for the Conservatives, Naser Khader, said: “It is highly problematic that a Syrian refugee can be allowed to call himself sick to avoid working and learning Danish, so he can support… 20 children.”
The politician added it should not be possible for someone who does not intend to work to be given such vast sums and called for Denmark to implement an upper limit for the number of children a person can claim contributions for. Khader said: “We need to save and it can’t be right that a man, who has not contributed, is granted hundreds of thousands in child support.”
Several leading parties, including the anti-Islamization Danish People’s Party and Social Democrats, have supported Khader’s view sparking a public debate about implementing restrictions child allowances.
UK ExpressDaham Al Hasan outraged the public by claiming denying his sprawling family access to Europe and its welfare system was breaching his human rights.
This didn’t stop the 47-year-old making comments that he did not agree with Western culture. Following the criticism directed towards him, the Syrian migrant insisted he is still too sick to work. Al Hasan told local media: “I don’t only have psychological problems, but also physical [problems]. I have a pain in my back and legs.”
Furious politicians have now demanded the Syrian migrant undergoes a DNA test to prove they are blood-related before they are able to settle in Denmark.