10/01/2010

Imam Rauf - Tax Evader?

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.Image by treviño via Flickr
Imam Rauf of Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero filed false tax return


No worries. I'm sure the tax return was "moderate."

More evidence of the unsavory nature of the "moderates" behind the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero: "GZM Imam Filed False Tax Form," from IPT News, October 1:

Feisal Abdul Rauf, the leader of the Ground Zero Mosque effort, filed a false federal tax form when he created the Cordoba Initiative, claiming that group had no ties to any other organization although Rauf and his wife led another nonprofit that shared the same directors.

On June 14, 2004, IRS records show, the executive director of The Cordoba Initiative, the Rauf-led group that is pushing the effort to build the mosque and community center near the site of the 9/11 attacks, filed an application seeking nonprofit status for Cordoba. In that form, executive director John Bennett said that Cordoba was not "the outgrowth of (or successor to) another organization" and did not have "a special relationship with another organization by reason of interlocking directorates."

However, by June 2004, Rauf and his wife, Daisy Khan, had run what is now called the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) for seven years, federal and New York records show.
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