Back in September the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), called on 2016 presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson to drop out of the race for the Republican Party presidential nomination because of Carson’s statement that he would not support having a Muslim as U.S. president. They’re probably going wish they hadn’t done that. Now Carson, is calling for an IRS investigation of the organization’s tax-exempt status, according to Breitbart on Thursday.
By calling for Carson to step down and withdraw from the presidential race, CAIR may have jeopardized its non-profit status and violated the law. CAIR has “brazenly violated IRS rules” as a tax-exempt organization, which are prohibited from intervening “in a political campaign on behalf of—or in opposition to—a candidate,” Carson alleged.
“This is not the first time that CAIR has disrespected U.S. laws or America. It has previously lost its tax-exempt status by failing to file federal taxes three years in a row. It had also been named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal conspiracy to funnel money to Hamas, a terrorist organization,” Dr. Carson reminded readers on his website.
The brouhaha started over the GOP nominee stating that he would not “advocate for” a Muslim to become president of the United States. Later Carson clarified that he was talking about Muslims who follow Sharia Law, which calls for barbaric treatment of non-Muslims and women. In response, CAIR called for Carson’s immediate resignation. But what Muslim doesn’t follow Sharia Law?
Friday Forbes reports that CAIR describes itself as “a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group.” With regional offices nationwide, including locations in Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX; and Washington D.C, the organization claims to be America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization.
“We ask Mr. Ben Carson to withdraw from the presidential race because he is unfit to lead, because his views are in contradiction with the United States Constitution,” stated Nihad Awad, Founder of CAIR.
“The protection of freedom of religion in America is a fundamental principle of our country so whether you are Christian, you are Jewish, you are Muslim, you are Catholic, you are black, you are brown, you are white – if you are born in this country, if you uphold Constitution, if you have the vision, if you are fit to lead, you can lead irrespective of your faith tradition.”
The Anti-Defamation League also threw their two-cents in calling Carson’s statement “deeply offensive, un-American and contrary to the Constitution.” It’s a toss-up of which has it’s meaning misinterpreted more or gets consistently invoked to support biased motives – the Bible or the Constitution.
Carson had an opportunity to get a zinger in at President Obama while calling for the immediate revocation of status saying, “Under the Obama administration, the IRS has systematically targeted conservative nonprofit groups for politically motivated audits and harassment. The agency should now properly do its job and punish the real violators of America’s laws and regulations.”
CAIR is the Islamic version of Black Lives Matter. Always presenting Muslims as the “victim” and trying to use the US Constitution against it’s own people. According to Jihad Watch, this pillar of Muslim defense has been designated a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. They were also the unindicted co-conspirator in the 2004 Holy Land Foundation terror-funding case.
JW also points out that Hamas-linked CAIR operatives have the ear of government, law enforcement, and media. They add, Nihad Awad or Ibrahim “Honest Ibe” Hooper can pick up the phone and get a story into any major newspaper, spun just the way they want it, on demand. Why? CAIR is dedicated to spreading a thick fog of disinformation about the jihad threat, so as to render Americans ignorant and complacent about that threat.
The Obama administration has a track record of throwing it’s support behind CAIR. This has made the group over-confident. The American people have grown increasingly weary and angry over the preferential treatment that Muslims and Islam are receiving, and the misuse and abuse of the countries laws and Constitution. This fight they’ve picked with Carson may be one they should have backed away from.