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Deterrent to terror

Reader comment on item: Terrorist Profs

Submitted by Arlinda Deangelis (United States), Feb 24, 2003 at 09:41

Schools, mosques and charitable organizations that engage in political activity and prejudice such preaching and teaching hatred for America, Israel and the rest of Western civilization should lose their tax exempt privilege granted by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Internal Revenue Service rule 501 (c) (3) expressively prohits a tax-exempt organization (different from a non-profit organization) from engaging in political activity and bias. The following is taken directly from the regulation:

"The term charitable is used in its generally accepted lega sense and includes relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged; advancement of religion; advancement of education or science; erection or maintenance of public buildings, monuments, or works; lessening the burdens of government; lessening of neighborhood tensions; elimination of prejudice and discrimination; defense of human and civil rights secured by law; and combating community deterioration."

The war on terrorism has a powerful deterrent and that is the tax exempt privilege which should be rescinded from every mosque, school and "human rights organization" such as CAIR that allows its premises to be used to further bias and prejudice.

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