So, let me get this straight. The Iranian refugee Adnan Fazeli came to this country to escape religious persecution from his own government.

Then, after a period of time, he became self-radicalized and joined the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Syria to kill people who did not follow the Quran according to his interpretation.

On top of this, he was living in Freeport, Maine, collecting welfare while plotting his trip to Syria. So, in effect, the people of Maine had supported at least some portion of his life with their hard-earned tax dollars!

Gov. LePage has been right all along about going after welfare fraud, no matter who is perpetrating it.

David M. O’Connor

Portland

Editor’s note: The first paragraph of this letter was inadvertently omitted when the letter was published online. The missing paragraph has been restored.