Misfeasance: While the IRS was hassling any nonprofit group with the word "patriot" in its name, it was rubberstamping exemptions for "Islamic" groups, even organizations that violate disclosure laws.
Worse, it was even finding favor with nonprofits tied to terrorism — namely, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which not coincidentally is yoked to the Democratic Party.
Despite being blackballed by the FBI, which still suspects 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? That's still a mystery... Read more via Investors Business Daily...