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The difference between Phil Collins and the ‘Somalian Phil Collins’ is that the former has created wealth for Britain while the latter has sucked wealth out of Britain.
The judge told Qoomaal: ‘You came to this country as a refugee and enjoyed the benefits of this country as a British citizen, which you became.

‘With that comes certain responsibilities and certain consequences for someone who breaks the law as you have done.'




Daily Mail:

A refugee who received almost £40,000 in benefits after returning to Africa to live in a warmer climate is a music star known as the ‘Somalian Phil Collins’, it emerged last night.

Mohamed Qoomaal, 72, had pension credit payments sent to him for more than two years while a mystery person enjoyed rent-free living in his council-funded home in Harrow, north west London.

But it has now emerged that he has played two shows and Wembley and enjoyed a 30-year showbiz career.

It comes after he attempted to forge an immigration stamp on his British passport in a failed bid to trick investigators into believing he had been living in the UK.

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