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Mosques, Madrassas & Infamous Charities

Reader comment on item: [The Boim Trial:] Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Dec 14, 2004 at 19:48

One of the weapons used by some mosques, madrassas and those infamous charities is tax-exemption that is quite different from not-for-profit. The government doesn't care whether or not any organization decides to profit or not to profit. It's the tax-exempt status that is so valuable to all of these institutions.

Under the tax-exempt status, an organization must agree to act in the public interest, not to engage in hate and never to engage in politics. Tax exemption provides that the funding of these organizations may be deducted from the taxable income of the donor. In addition all taxes -- whether it be on the property, the building, the services and the goods these organizations buy -- are tax-free.

Now we all know there is no such thing as tax free. We the taxpayers assume payment for these organizations that act in the public interest. It is interesting to note that to donate to one of these infamous charities, or the hate purveying schools or the mosques for prayer and recruitment of terrorists is a tax deductible contribution. Imagine, giving the terrorists money to wage their murderous war and being able to deduct it from your taxes. How special is that

I hope from the bottom of my heart that they bankrupt these agencies but unlike the Klu Klux Klan and the Aryan Nation, these terrorist supporting insitutions get huge funds from the oil rich Middle East. It's a long, if not difficult and almost impossible, road towards bankrupting them. There's always the black gold of Saudi Arabia to fill the coffers of these slaughter houses.

Again Dr. Pipes hits the nail on the head when he suggests that in addition to the military war we fight in Iraq and at home under the Patriot Act, we need to wage the war against their money and their privileged tax-exempt status. It is a courageous stand for Dr. Pipes to take ... attacking the problem on all sides. Then again he is one of the ones unafraid of the status quo and those that hide behind the institutions that Americans hold so close to their hearts.

Dr. Pipes' idea is an idea whose time has come.


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