Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Challenging the Muslim American Society's tax-exempt status

While the article Miasma in Boston: What Lies behind the Expanded Libel case of the Islamic society of Boston? deals with the libel case that the Islamic Society of Boston filed agaist Steven Emerson and two organizations, it also looks at Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation and a subject on this blog.

The author notes, "Muslim extremists in the U.S. have manipulated our legal system to go on fishing expeditions. By filing a libel action, as in the ISB case, they obtain access to limited discovery. This includes notes and emails and widens the net of possible suspects to include in their alleged "web of conspiracy."

One commenter responds, "(2) Mahdi Braying Jackass may well have jeopardized the tax-exempt status of his Muslim-American Society, as shown at http://www.omdurman.org/taxpayer/MAS/. IRS REV RULE 75-384, J. ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ILLEGAL OR CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY says that promotion of civil disobedience-- which Mahdi Braying Jackass has done-- is inconsistent with a charitable mission and may be cause for revocation of the group's 501(c)(3) status. Perhaps Mr. Braying Jackass' civil disobedience activities in his capacity as the MAS's executive director should be brought to the IRS's official notice. Here is the address in case anyone wants to act on this:

Internal Revenue Service

Exempt Organizations Examination Division

1100 Commerce Street


Dallas, TX 75242"

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