Muslim group won’t disclose information as required by law
In the wake of loss of its tax-exempt status, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is refusing to comply with IRS rules requiring public disclosure of its annual tax disclosure forms.
Two news agencies that asked for the forms were brushed off.
The IRS states a tax-exempt organization must make available “for public inspection and copying” its exemption application and its annual return, including Form 990.
The IRS revocation of CAIR’s non-profit status prompted Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., to ask the IRS to investigate whether CAIR has “illegally received or solicited funds from foreign governments or agents.”
Wolf said in a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman that he wants to resolve the question of whether foreign and potentially hostile governments have funded CAIR.
The move by the IRS followed an expose published by WND Books that revealed the violations by CAIR, triggering a federal investigation and audit.
CAIR, which was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terror-funding case, has filed a lawsuit to stop dissemination of internal papers that document its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and international jihad.
Many of the papers were cited in “Muslim Mafia”.
The book recounts how FBI wiretap evidence from the terror-finance case showed CAIR Executive Director Awad was at an October 1993 meeting of Hamas leaders and activists in Philadelphia that gave birth to CAIR as an organization designed to give a “media twinkle” to the Muslim leaders’ agenda of supporting violent jihad abroad while slowly institutionalizing Islamic law at home.