Obama’s Brother Got Sweetheart Deal from IRS for His Radical Foundation – While Pro-Israel Groups Got Extra Scrutiny
It’s an Obama World…
In light of the recent revelations that the IRS has been unfairly targeting conservative groups, President Obama’s half-brother “got a sweetheart deal” from the IRS. According to the Daily Caller, Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years. Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing.
But now there is evidence that the Barack H. Obama Foundation is linked to to top Sudanese officials, a regime accused of terrorism and genocide.
Malik Obama speaks at the Munadhamat Dawa Al-Islamia (MDI) Board of Directors Conference 2010, Khartoum, Sudan.
Malik Obama at the Munadhamat Dawa Al-Islamia (MDI) Board of Directors Conference 2010, Khartoum, Sudan-Malik Obama with His Excellency Field Marshal Suar Al Dahab (Chairman of The Board of Directors). Al Dahab was the President of Sudan from April 6, 1985 to May 6, 1986.
At the same time Malik Obama got his “sweetheart deal” pro-Israel groups faced roadblocks and extra scrutiny.
National Review reported:
Applications of pro-Israel groups for tax-exempt status are routinely routed to an antiterrorism unit within the Internal Revenue Service for additional screening, according to the testimony of a Cincinnati-based IRS agent.
Asked whether Jewish or pro-Israel applications are treated differently from other applications, Gary Muthert told House Oversight Committee investigators that they are considered “specialty cases” and that “probably” all are sent to an IRS unit that examines groups for potential terrorist ties.
Muthert, who served as an application screener before transferring to the agency’s antiterrorism unit, was interviewed in connection with the committee’s investigation into the IRS’s discrimination against conservative groups. As a screener, Muthert flagged tea-party applications and passed them along to specialists for further scrutiny.
Asked by investigators whether “all pro-Israel applicants went to the terrorism unit,” Muthert responded, “Probably . . . foreign activity, pro-Israel — if it is any type of foreign activity, it will go to the antiterrorism area.” Screeners like Muthert must consult the list of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Treasury Department office that enforces economic and trade sanctions, and “the terrorist list . . . because a lot of organizations will create charities to funnel the money to terrorist countries.” In further questioning, Muthert was more categorical, saying that pro-Israel groups get “not so much additional scrutiny, just more procedures.”
You just can’t make this stuff up.