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Not only does the NSA exclude mosques from surveillance, the IRS plays favorites with terror-linked Islamic groups like CAIR
the IRS was hassling any nonprofit group with the word “patriot” and
“tea party” in its name, it was rubberstamping exemptions for Islamic
groups, even organizations that violate disclosure laws. Even
worse, it was finding favor with nonprofits tied to terrorism —
namely, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR), which not coincidentally, is very tight with the Democratic
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CAIR was was named unindicted co-conspirators in the biggest Islamic
terrorism-financing case in U.S. history. Not all are unindicted,
however, several members of CAIR are sitting in jail for their
involvement in the Holy Land Foundation terror-funding case.
Despite being blackballed by the FBI,
which knows it’s fronting for Hamas, and despite failing to file annual
tax reports as required by federal law, CAIR apparently has found
friends in high places at the nation’s powerful taxing authority.
Last year, in the middle of the
national election season, the IRS quietly agreed to reinstate CAIR’s
tax-exempt status, allowing it to resume raising tax-free donations just
in time for Ramadan, a key time for Muslim charitable giving.
According to the Religion News
Service, the IRS in June 2012 sent CAIR’s national office a letter
stating the nonprofit had regained its exemption after losing it the
previous year. Several GOP lawmakers had asked for an audit of CAIR
after a book exposing its internal operations, “Muslim Mafia,” reported
the Islamist outfit had skipped filing IRS Form 990s for at least three
years in a row.
This was concerning since the same
book revealed the bulk of CAIR’s funding comes from foreign donors,
including Islamic states hostile to the U.S.
Why the sudden IRS reversal? Did CAIR make good on its delinquencies? (Of course not, their Muslim brother in the White House made it happen)
The Religion News article, which was
carried by the Washington Post, quoted CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper
gloating about the reversal, yet curiously not knowing “the details of
what paperwork, including tax returns, had been filed” to resolve the
By law, the nonprofit group must make
copies of its tax returns available to the public. Several news outlets,
including Politico.com and USA Today, have asked for copies of CAIR’s
missing 2007-10 returns, and CAIR has been unable unwilling to produce them.
Curiouser still, CAIR’s latest tax return is only a partial filing — covering the period from Aug. 9, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2011. You
would think the IRS would make an outfit as sketchy as CAIR jump
through hoop after hoop, especially in light of the third degree it gave
Tea Party groups.
But it turns out CAIR’s also found
favor in the White House. Administration officials in 2012 met inside
the White House with CAIR officials, according to Secret Service
visitors logs. In
the months leading up to the IRS decision, in fact, the Obama
administration held “hundreds” of closed-door meetings with CAIR —
including many in the White House, according to an article in the Daily Caller posted in early June 2012 — the same month the IRS reversed its decision. The timing certainly is suspicious.
The agency appears to have played
favorites by letting Democrat-backed CAIR raise tax-free donations while
denying that privilege to Republican groups which, unlike CAIR, posed
no known national security threat.
Apparently, the IRS thinks it’s fine
for taxpayers to subsidize a terrorist front group that hates America —
but not OK for them to help patriot groups. We urge Congress to include this bizarre double-standard in its IRS investigation.