Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Why Didn't CAIR File the Tax-Exempt Documents to IRS?

Nihad Awad
CAIR's Boss

Now that CAIR has lost its tax-exempt status for failing to file the necessary paperwork for the last three years with IRS, the question is why they failed to do so. Was it a simple paperwork error as CAIR is claiming to the public as it appeals the decision? Or is there another reason?

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) is asking the IRS to investigate. The Investigative Project on Terrorism has the report.

Could it be that CAIR chose not to file the required reports (hoping the IRS would turn a blind eye) rather than disclose possible foreign donations from places like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates or Quaddafi's Libya-and God knows who else?


Is it not high time to investigate the Unindicted Co-Conspirators at CAIR?




Siarlys Jenkins said...

Well what does that matter? If they have something to hide, they will never file the reports, and they will not be tax exempt.

If it was a clerical error, they will file the reports.

But this exemplifies once again why we should simply abolish tax exempt status. Donations to organizations should not deliver a tax deduction to the donor, for any purpose, period. Then, we don't have to quibble about what should or should not be exempt activity. Nor will worthwhile organizations have to go through the third degree from the IRS in order to appear "legitimate." Let people donate because they believe in the purpose, NOT for the tax deducation.

Donations are not INCOME to a voluntary organization. The donors are combining for a common purpose, and each donor has already PAID TAXES on whatever income of THEIRS they choose to DONATE.

Squid said...

Does cycling $350,000 from Saudi Arabia, through CAIR, to the Georgetown University Islamophobia studies program work here?


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Well, I doubt that the Saudis get a tax deduction in the first place, so its a different question.

There is a legitimate place for controls on funds coming into the country from foreign sources for any purpose. Of course our government may be worried that if we do that to the Saudis, our oil supply might be curtailed.

That's why one of the foremost advocated of hybrid and electric cars I know calls himself "a 9/11 guy." He doesn't think we should import any oil, because we can retool to do without it.