Skip to comments.Virginia Rep. Wolf Requests IRS Probe Into CAIR Donations
Posted on 07/01/2011 4:53:45 AM PDT by nuconvert
A Virginia congressman wants the IRS to investigate the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- a major Muslim advocacy group -- after its tax-exempt status was revoked over an apparent problem with its paperwork.
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., in a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, requested an investigation into whether the group "may have violated U.S. law in soliciting or accepting money from foreign governments or agents" during the period when CAIR "failed" to file required forms to the IRS.
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This should be interesting.
CAIR is a terrorist support group. At the very least they should be ignored when they speak up. Better though would be to find a way to prosecute them. But this administration won’t lift a finger.
CAIR Loses Tax-Exempt Status
Re their losing tax-exempt status: It applies to the Nat’l organization & only a few local ones......
“The situation will not affect finances of the Houston chapter and other local bodies that have filed the proper forms and maintained their 501(c)(3) status. Each chapter is its own entity, and they do not receive funding from CAIR national.”
They probably did accept solicitations or accept money from foreign governments or agents”
But so what?? So did the Obama campaign , and no one is investigating them.
Now who’s afraid of Virginia’s Wolf?
Good job Frank!
HOORAY Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va.!
C.A.I.R. = Collective Against Individual Rights
DEFUND totalitarian collectives. Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
CAIR pronounced “Kah-Ear” will hopefully get what is due.
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "CAIR LOSES IRS STATUS" (SNIPPET: "CAIR has 30 state chapters throughout the country, many of which have their own non-profit designations which remain active.") (June 22, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "REPORT: OIC USED CAIR TO ROUTE MONEY TO GEORGETOWN" (SNIPPET: "Georgetown University was set to receive $325,000 from the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), via a scheme that would have used the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a middleman, according to Patrick Poole at Pajamas Media. The intended purpose of the money was to promote a conference on Islamophobia, a form of racism that the OIC wants to see criminalized throughout the world.") (June 15, 2011, 6:17 pm)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "COMPELLING TESTIMONY, POLITICAL THEATER AT RADICALIZATION HEARING" (SNIPPET: "CAIR attracted its own attention during the testimony. King displayed a poster published on the group's San Francisco chapter website, first reported by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which urged Muslims to "Build a Wall of Resistance. Don't Talk to the FBI." While CAIR officials later removed the poster and claimed it did not reflect the organization's policies...") (March 10, 2011)
JAMMIE WEARING FOOL - blog: "MOSQUE ARSONIST CAUGHT..." (SNIPPET: "Officials say a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Marietta mosque he had attended." SNIPPET: "...Tamsir Mendy was arrested...") (July 8, 2010)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "CAIR's Emerging News Network" (SNIPPET: "In three separate instances in less than a month, reporters working for national news organizations have written stories compatible with CAIR's agenda without acknowledging their personal histories with the group. In two of the three cases, the reporter had been a full-fledged CAIR employee. In the third, the reporter had received a CAIR scholarship while a student.") (May 17, 2010)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "CAIR's SHRILL ATTACK ON THE IPT" (SNIPPET: "So it was a little surprising to see a hastily assembled response to Wednesday's story, which called CAIR out for its paranoid response to the controversy surrounding RevolutionMuslim.com's threat to South Park producers Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Rather than simply condemn such intimidation outright, CAIR officials voiced concern that the threats might be some conspiratorial effort to make Muslims look bad.") (April 30, 2010)
WASHINGTON POST.com: "VIRGINIA DRIVER DENIES LICENSE PLATE HAD CODED RACIST MESSAGE" (SNIPPET: "Story says the numbers 14 and 88 on his plate were not references to a white power slogan or "Heil Hitler," as the Council on American-Islamic Relations theorized, but an homage to his favorite NASCAR drivers: Tony Stewart, who drives car No. 14, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who drives No. 88. Story applied for the vanity plate in March 2009, shortly after Earnhardt changed his car number from 8 to 88 and Stewart changed his from 20 to 14.") (April 29, 2010)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "TASK FORCE PULLS OUT OF PENTAGON PRAYER EVENT" by Allie Martin (SNIPPET: "Plans called for Graham to be part of an ecumenical service at the Pentagon during the National Day of Prayer event set for May 6, but after groups such as the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and the Council on American Islamic Relations complained about statements Graham had previously made about Islam, the Army announced it had withdrawn its request for the evangelist to speak.") (April 25, 2010, 5:00 am)
PRESS AND GUIDE.com: Deaborn, Michigan - "Islamic Groups Moving Forward On Their Own Probe of FBI Incident here" (SNIPPET: "The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it will conduct its own forensic investigation into the Oct. 28 shooting death of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah during an FBI raid on a Dearborn warehouse.") (March 26, 2010)
SFGATE.com (AP): Los Angeles, Ca - "GOP CONGRESSMAN ASKS LA SHERIFF ABOUT MUSLIM GROUP" (SNIPPET: "Indiana Rep. Mark Souder asked Baca why he attended fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations during a subcommittee hearing on local law enforcement and homeland security on Wednesday.") (March 17, 2010)
DANIEL PIPES.org (FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com): "CAIR ATTACKS THE FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE" by Daniel Pipes (SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations is up to its usual assault on the discussion of Islam. Its Philadelphia chapter is holding a press conference on March 17 at which it plans "to announce the launch of a nationwide campaign to challenge anti-Islam bias in a series of children's books that the Washington-based Muslim civil rights group says promote 'hostility toward Islam and suspicion of Muslims'.") (March 16, 2010)
WorldNetDaily.com: "JUDGE ORDERS DEPORTATION OF EX-CAIR BOARD MEMBER Rules Jordanian living in U.S. since 1993 lied on visa application about terror links" (SNIPPET: "Last fall, Sadoun was issued an order to appear in immigration court on charges he violated immigration laws and omitted critical information on his application for an visa in 1993, officials told the Dallas Morning News. The government alleged Sadoun had failed to disclose involvement with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, both of which have been designated terrorist organizations.") (February 20, 2010, 7:40 pm)
THE TIMES OF INDIA: Washington - "MUSLIM-AMERICAN BODY ISSUES FATWA AGAINST AIRPORT BODY SCANNERS" (SNIPPET: "The Figh Council of North America issued the religious ruling this week..." SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it endorses the fatwa.") (IANS, February 12, 2010, 12:47 pm IST)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "TASK FORCE TO HEAR ABOUT POSSIBLE 'HATE INCIDENTS' BY LOCAL OFFICIALS" by Jody Brown (SNIPPET: "Speaking to a group of Christian ministers on January 27, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris stated: "We are growing Christian community -- and don't let anybody shy away from that." And Councilwoman Sherry Marquez has been criticized for posting biblical references on her Facebook...") (February 5, 2010, 3:20 pm)
ONE NEWS NOW.com: "GRAHAM SPEAKS TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM" by Chad Groening (SNIPPET: "A messianic Jewish leader is pleased that evangelist Franklin Graham continues to tell the truth about Islam and won't buckle to the demands of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).") (December 17, 2009)
HUMAN EVENTS.com: "CAIR TRIES TO PLANT MUSLIM INTERNS ON KEY HILL STAFFS" by Jed Babbin (SNIPPET: "The CAIR memo says, in part: "We will focus on influencing congressmen responsible for policy that directly impacts the American Muslim community. (For example, the judiciary, intelligence, and homeland security committees.) We will develop national initiatives such as a lobby day and placing Muslim interns in Congressional offices."") (October 14, 2009)
FOX NEWS.com: "GOP LAWMAKERS ACCUSE MUSLIM ADVOCACY GROUP CAIR OF PLANTING SPIES ON CAPITOL HILL Four congressmen are asking for an investigation into the Council on American Islamic Relations after discovering an internal memo noting the group's strategy." (October 14, 2009)
CAIR.com: "An Open Letter to President Obama and the Muslim World" (SNIPPET: "Unfortunately, today it is quite common to see and hear the faith of Islam denigrated in newspaper columns, on talk radio and in religious sermons nationwide.") (May 29, 2009) (pdf)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "HLF FOUNDERS SENTENCED TO LONG PRISON TERMS" (SNIPPET: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a Palestine Committee legacy. Last year, the FBI decided to cut off communication with CAIR due to concerns about the evidence showing the organization's Hamas roots. "Nevertheless, until we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner," wrote Richard C. Powers, an assistant director in the FBI's office of Congressional Affairs, last month.") (May 27, 2009)
Dallas.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release: Washington - "FEDERAL JUDGE HANDS DOWN SENTENCES IN HOLY LAND FOUNDATION CASE Holy Land Foundation and Leaders Convicted on Providing Material Support to Hamas Terrorist Organization" (May 27, 2009)
SEATTLE TIMES.com: "MUSLIMS CRITICIZE PRODUCERS OF SEATTLE TRAINING PROGRAM" (SNIPPET: ""The center has an anti-Muslim agenda, to be frank," contends Arsalan Bukhari, president of the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.") (Originally published May 25, 2009, 12:00 am)
LittleGreenFootballs.com - blog (JAPAN TODAY.com): "CAIR HITCHES RIDE ON JAPANESE INTERNMENT DEMONSTRATION" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The program, titled "Continuing the Legacy," particularly emphasized the striking correlation between historical injustices done to Japanese-Americans and the religious and racial persecution facing Muslim-Americans post-Sept 11. Representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and more than 100 members of the Islamic community came to learn about the Japanese-American experience, show support, and strengthen ties between the two communities.") (May 16, 2008)
AIRPORT BUSINESS.com (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION) (LexisNexis): "JFK SECURITY ACCUSED OF RACIAL PROFILING" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The allegations were reportedly made at a news conference held on 23 August, at which Dennis Parker of the American Civil Liberties Union stated that the price for racial profiling is too high to pay. The news conference was convened by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and was aimed at highlighting the case of an Iraqi-born US family, Reuters reported.") (Updated August 25, 2006)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "CAIR, ACLU SUE TO STOP DOMESTIC SPYING PROGRAM" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Detroit suit, which also names the NSA, was filed by the ACLU, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greenpeace and several individuals.") (January 17, 2006)
CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC GROUP CALLS FOR USE OF KORAN TO TAKE OATH" by Melanie Hunter (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "An Islamic civil rights and advocacy group is calling on North Carolina judges to allow people to use the Koran when taking an oath, saying the use of the Bible exclusively represents "an inappropriate state endorsement of religion." The request by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) comes after Guilford County judges said they would not allow use of Korans in their courtrooms.") (June 21, 2005)
CNS NEWS.com: "FREE KORANS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE" by Susan Jones (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Over the weekend, CAIR held a conference in the Washington area on the causes and remedies of "Islamophobia and anti-Americanism."") (May 17, 2005)
“House of Representatives
Virginia Rep. Wolf Requests IRS Probe Into CAIR Donations in Light of Filing Problem”
Published June 28, 2011
SNIPPET: “Reached for comment last week, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper described the matter as a “technical paperwork issue” and said CAIR was trying to sort it out with the IRS.
Hooper told FoxNews.com that the organization’s accountant says CAIR “filed promptly in the last several years.” He said the status problem stems from “questions” over filings dating back to 2006 or 2007.
“We’ll be doing whatever’s necessary ... to rectify the situation,” Hooper said.
But Wolf cited concern about the possibility of CAIR improperly seeking foreign donations.”