We’ve all heard about the IRS targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups applying for non-profit status. Some IRS agents tried to use their positions to coerce or extort some groups to stop picketing or protesting against Planned Parenthood. Some Tea Party groups spent almost 3 years waiting to get their non-profit status, while Obama’s half-brother Malik got his non-profit status in only 34 days.
While the IRS has been busy targeting people like you and me, they’ve ignored other groups that have illegal dealings with known Muslim terrorists according to the American Freedom Law Center. The AFLC has filed additional documents with the IRS concerning the activities to CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, David Yerushalmi, says that CAIR has ‘elaborate ties to terrorism, abuse of tax codes and corporate law, and…deliberate deception’ in regards to their use of shell-corporations and suspicious funding sources. He also says that CAIR has ties to terrorist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
Yerushalmi and the AFLC have spent the past four years filing documents with the IRS and the federal government to prove that CAIR has been operating illegally. They discovered that CAIR has not filed any income tax returns for three years prior to filing for tax exempt status. Once they applied, an application that set off a host of red flags, the IRS readily approved CAIR’s application.
In an interview with OneNewsNow, Yerushalmi said:
“While they [the IRS] were holding up perfectly legitimate applications for the 501(c)(3) status, here they simply overlooked and looked past all of these red flags and granted an immediate (c)(3) status for CAIR.”
“I don’t believe for a moment that CAIR is going to be existing in another year or two … because we have a lawsuit against them for fraud, and I think that the judgment on that will bankrupt them, but even more so, I think what we have planned for them in the coming months will essentially reduce them to a non-entity – and it’s about time.”
With the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, perhaps their support here in the US will dwindle as well. Yerushalmi hopes that Congress will get involved and start demanding answers as to how CAIR was approved so readily, even after they were red flagged and conservatives were not. Or will Obama exert his powers to protect them as he seems to have been doing since taking office?