Report: CAIR Uses Shell Corps To Hide Major Middle Eastern Donors With Terror Ties

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While the IRS has been busy bogging down conservative nonprofit groups with no connections to violent terrorist ideologies, it’s been tacitly green-lighting the nonprofit status of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which for years has been hiding the identities of major Middle Eastern donors with ties to terror organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to The Daily Caller, which released a story Saturday about CAIR’s Byzantine money-laundering shell game, the organization has gone to extraordinary lengths to obscure the sources of its funding, even as it presents a disingenuously benign face to the American public.

Despite the group’s ties to Hamas and its court-documented origins as part the Muslim Brotherhood’s network in America, CAIR officials — including Awad, its communications director Ibrahim Hooper, and others — have appeared in media, been praised by politicians and continued to claim to represent the American Muslim community.

This last claim may ring hollow, though, as CAIR’s fundraising practices are constructed in a way that makes it impossible to trace large donations from overseas, including from foreign governments.

While behaving and referring to itself as a single organization, CAIR has taken advantage of the lack of donor reporting requirements for its de-listed 501(c)(4) non-profit to collect funds from large donors who remain anonymous, then depositing the funds into its 501(c)(3) entity. This practice is referred to in the federal criminal statutes as “laundering” of funds.

When foreign funds are laundered into a US political non-profit this way, it runs afoul of the Foreign Agent Registration Act, a 1938 statute requiring “persons acting as agents of foreign principals in a political or quasi-political capacity to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal.” Similarly, it is illegal under US law to shift funds from overseas in order not to report to the IRS.

On Monday, a Minnesota-based Somali community leader named Abdirizak Bihi revealed that for years CAIR has successfully blocked his efforts to alert law enforcement to the Islamist radicalization of Somalis living in the U.S.

That report came on the heels of a weekend terror attack (thought President Barack Obama still hasn’t called it by that name) that took the lives of more than 60 shoppers at an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Radicalized Americans from the very same Minnesota neighborhood where Bihi lives are reportedly among the al-Shabaab terrorists who launched that attack.

“Bihi has been working to stop radicalization of Somali-Americans for years. He has testified before Congress about the dangers of radicalization in the U.S. Somali community, working alongside the FBI and the Justice Department,” The Daily Caller reports:

But he told The Daily Caller the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has blocked his efforts for years, telling law enforcement agencies by telling them that he doesn’t know the Somali community and calling him “an Islamophobe” in a recent report.

“They say that I am a bad person, that I am anti-Muslim, and that I don’t represent a hundred percent the Somali community,” Bihi said. “They lie about my life most of the time and try to destroy my character, my capability, and my trust in the community.”

Bihi, director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center, also says CAIR has tried to bring Somalis into the organization and [CAIR] denies the threat that terrorism poses.

“CAIR boasts that it’s a Somali organization,” Bihi concluded. “They can’t find a Somali to work with them.”

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Shirley mike

    It’s probably owned by George Soros 20 billion dollar Obama funder. George Soros is Obama’s sugar daddy. Why no one talks about that I don’t know. Probably because they’ve all been bought and Paid for by George Soros.

    • chocopot

      Not to contradict you, but I have been writing in to all these blogs about Soros since before Bozo’s stolen election in 2008. When I researched the phony in the WH well before the election, it became clear right away that he was Soros’s hand-picked sock puppet chosen to lead Soros’s campaign to destroy this country and take over himself.

      • Shirley mike

        I meant the politicians are not talking about it at all. It’s tIme they pull the covers on the puppet master. George Soros has been working this country over for decades preparing to bring her to her knees.

        • chocopot

          Very true. And if we know that, how could they not?

          • Shirley mike

            Absolutely they know. They’re all bought and paid for that’s the only thing I can attribute it to. I hope whites don’t decide that they’re going to start retaliating against black on white crime because if they do he’s going to establish Marshall law and call it a civil war. He couldn’t start a war with Syria so he’s going to start one here so he can get another two terms to do the rest ofkGeorge Soros dirty deeds ( big ears’ sugar daddy). I heard they were getting ready to put big ears brother in jail in Egypt for his ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. I assume you know why they can’t get to the bottom of things in Benghazi. The Big O has been running guns out of our embassy there to al Qaeda and they didn’t want to get caught with the goods so they let our ambassador be murdered along with his coworkers and didn’t let the FBI in there for almost a month so there’d be no evidence by that time.. Its straIght up treason. These people belong To Satan they will stop at nothing and say anything to get what they want. Big ears stole the election and now he’s trying to destroy our country if he hasn’t already. Why don’t they Want to impeach him that’s What I Want to knoW

          • chocopot

            That is my conclusion as well. The only reason I can come up with as to why the Repubs are not challenging Bozo on his stolen elections and his endless acts of treason is that they are all in on it.

          • Shirley mike

            Yep, it’s just tiresome and depressing but for some of us it’s not in our nature to give up. I guess that would be me because I’m driven to search out every scrap of evidence I can. Why am I like that? I don’t know but just as I see Satan moving in the world I see God moving also and it was God who created Satan. So I don’t know if I’m on a mission for God I hope So. I would be so honored. I do know that I’m doing this for some reason. Maybe I’m a witness of sorts. I’ll tell you what I do know about that. God has saved me every time in my life when I’ve been scared or alone or in a situation I can’t fix by myself. I love the Lord with my whole heart and I’ll never stop until he lets me rest. God bless everyone out there and please Lord save our country and save us.

          • chocopot

            Amen to that.

    • dan

      soros is in it for his power ….Saudi Arabia is in it to spread Islam….

  • ibn insha

    Why CAIR is still in business despite its ties with radical Muslim groups?

    • paendragon

      Because Obama is still pResident?

      ;-)

  • guy r west

    this kind of thing has been going on for years. shell crops or fony frount corparations bussiness es on paper only. too hide the movement of billions of dollors . its also a way to hide political donations. any one wounder how a sertan president got so much money for his campains ? bot of them? rember the roomers the media was carrying way back then Befor they became spineless and started refuseing to cover the news ? think about it and once again folks i strungly subjest prayer for our selfs and our good leaders and fellow americans if they beleave in in or not

    • paendragon

      ALL politicians owe the world an explanation for why they continually insist that:

      “Islam must be a valid religion because it’s god prescribes wanton random murder as the only sure way into it’s heaven! Whee!”

      ;-(

  • paendragon

    ALL moslems are criminals: by their own rules, they must endorse in public every word in the Qur’an, which tells them that they are so “superior” to all non-moslems, that it’s not only their right, but also their holy duty to their god, to extort, enslave, and murder all the non-moslems in the world, simply for the “crime” of not being moslems. So the Qur’an is a clearly-written, us-versus-them hate-crime book, endorsing a permanent might-makes-right death-threat.

    ALL muslims are criminals, as being members of the ancient, ongoing global extortion racket called islam. In sharia law texts, muslims are SUPPOSED to be regarded as threats (as “objects of fear”) by all the unbelievers, whether or not the individual muslim has itself actually committed any crimes. That’s why we have laws against simply being a MEMBER of a crime-gang or ‘criminal enterprise’ because the threat is inherent.

    ALL muslims are criminals, members of an extortion gang. We have laws against membership in a crime gang, even if one doesn’t specifically engage in any crimes beyond one’s own membership therein endorsing the general threat. Threats are crimes in themselves: they are psychological attacks, also known as intimidation, bullying, coercion, duress, harrassment, activist agitation, extortion, and “terrorism.” And even any “only” attempted crimes are still considered by civilized people to be crimes.

    Here’s islam’s “holy Message from god” as exemplified by the collective words and deeds of it’s Founder:

    “I will save humanity by lying to, extorting, torturing, robbing, burning out of their homes, kidnapping and ransoming, enslaving, raping and murdering everyone who even only verbally disagrees with me – and you can, too!”

    -Muhammad-

    Muhammad was really only a con-man and bandit-king, an arch-criminal who always blamed “god” for his own penchant for committing crimes. If Moe got away with committing a crime (and he tried them all, enthusiastically, more than once, but instead of ever showing contrition, bragged about how much fun it was to commit them, and advised everyone else to join in the fun, too), then it was held to be “obvious” that “god” wanted him to get away with having committed those crimes!

    So, islam is not a “religion” (at all, much less one “of peace”) nor is it a “race” (at all, much less one of “Poor, Oppressed, People Of Colour”)!

    Obviously, islam is ONLY an ancient, ongoing extortion-racket CRIME-syndicate, and the only “religious” part in it, is where they say:

    “God told us to commit these crimes!”

    (Capisce?)!

    ;-)

    We should simply BAN ISLAM – because everything moslems pretend to consider “holy” is already a crime!

    ;-(

    • chocopot

      Don’t forget that it is also a death cult.

      • paendragon

        And Moe told them that god wants them to kill and die for him, and of course to leave him and his family all their stuff then they go!

  • Stuart Shepherd

    Allah Akbar! Kill the infidels! I live in DC and literally used to pick up the trash from CAIR about 10 years ago (Bush Jr) when I didn’t have a better job. Those are some scary and evil-looking dudes at THAT place, let me tell you! And, of course, it’s housed in an expensive circular corner plot on capital Hill, not far from all the “action.” alla akbar! kill the infidels! Tolerance!

  • Alan

    I hope Mr. Bihi isn’t holding his breath waiting for FBI or IRS to investigate CAIR under this administration.

  • dan

    Odinga Obamma is not to be overlooked …
    set up by Barrack with US taxpayer funds since 2006
    (and still supported, which is what the Benghazzi coverup is about)
    to take Kenya and then all of Northern Africa.

  • Michael Shreve

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), like ALL Muslim organizations in the U.S., is a politically FAVORED group. Terrorist connections are not relevant. They ALL have those. Given that the entire government is now merely a Democrat, liberal, progressive, communist TOOL, it is NO surprise that ANY group suspected of CONSERVATIVE principle would be added to the government’s list of DANGEROUS organizations