September 23, 2013
CAIR has Changed Its Name to… Wait for it… WTF!
That’s right, the terrorist-sponsoring Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Trial, FBI “consultants” and promoters of Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood BFFs, just changed their name to the Washington Trust Foundation.
Or perhaps more to the point, WHY?
An explosive story posted Sunday by Charles Johnson at the Daily Caller reveals that CAIR, er, excuse me, WTF, has apparently been laundering money obtained from Middle East donors in violation of federal law. While it publicly presents itself as a single organization, CAIR has in fact created a multitude of 501(c)(3) organizations and a 501(c)(4), CAIR Action Network. By moving donations around, CAIR may have evaded taxes and has avoided disclosure of its foreign funding sources required by the Foreign Agent Registration Act.
Quoting Johnson, “Under IRS regulations, an organization may have 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) related entities, but they must maintain a wall between the two; this is accomplished by establishing separate bank accounts, board of directors, bookkeeping, and payroll. CAIR, though, had none of these.”
Johnson cites David Reaboi, Vice President for Strategic Communications at Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy:
“Plentiful legal evidence, acquired in the course of a lawsuit — plus CAIR’s own official filing documents to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and IRS — make clear that CAIR has engaged in a thinly-disguised money laundering operation. In addition to violating its 501(c)3 regulations, CAIR’s undisclosed and hidden foreign donations amount to violation of the Foreign Agent Registration Act as well.”
Guidestar reveals nine state chapters, a property holding company in California, a main office in Washington, DC and the CAIR Foundation. Many of these chapters have little income. The Iowa chapter – yes there is one – has none.
The Foundation was de-listed in 2011 because it failed to file the requisite IRS Form 990 tax returns for the three prior years. However, in June WND reported that while Tea Party organizations were being sandbagged by IRS, the agency quietly restored the CAIR Foundation’s non-profit status following a meeting with White House officials.