Behavior like that just might have something to do with how they lost their status. In fact, people might even think they’re acting like they have something to hide.
Nah, only Islamophobes put two and two together and get something other than “5.” “CAIR stonewalls after IRS revokes status,” from World Net Daily, July 2 (thanks to Kenneth):
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 nonprofit-organization monitor GuideStar, which provides online access to the annual returns of nonprofits, states under its listing for CAIR’s national organization that the Muslim group’s “exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years.”
“Further investigation and due diligence are warranted,” the GuideStar notice about CAIR says.
The Tennessean newspaper’s Washington bureau reporter asked for the documentation Tuesday at CAIR’s Washington, D.C., office three blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
The reporter was told she should come back the next day, because CAIR’s executive director, Nihad Awad, was in a meeting.
The newspaper did not send its reporter to follow up, explaining it was clear that CAIR did not have the documents.
The D.C.-based Web newssite Politico also tried unsuccessfully to see the annual returns.
Politico said a CAIR attorney initially said the organization’s appearance on the IRS list referred to a defunct arm of the organization, insisting CAIR and the CAIR Foundation were unaffected.
The GuideStar listing for CAIR Foundation Inc., however, states that the group’s tax exempt status has been revoked, and the section that lists annual returns is blank.
WND reported in January 2010 that CAIR’s national office had failed to file financial records since 2007 as required by federal law.
CAIR told Politico the IRS was to blame but could not produce the Form 990 disclosure forms for 2007 through 2010 when requested.
“We are looking into all of these issues and are working with the IRS to clear things up,” CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told Politico. “CAIR was clearly not targeted or singled [sic] in any way by the IRS.”
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.
Numerous CAIR leaders have been prosecuted for terrorism or shown to be connected….