Awkward: Group embraced by Obama hit by Canadian government for terror support
Canada's version of the IRS, The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), has revoked the charitable status of The Islamic Society of North America (INSA) over charges that the group has channeled over $280,000 to a group in Pakistan linked to a terror outfit. Shawn Jeffords of the Toronto Sun writes:
The CRA announced Friday it will strip the Islamic Society of North America Canada's Development Foundation of its charitable status.
After a nearly two-year-long audit of its books, the CRA said it found evidence linking the group to an organization that funds a terrorist organization in Pakistan.
"The Government of Canada has made it clear that it will not tolerate the abuse of the registration system for charities to provide any means of support to terrorism," a press release from the CRA said.
In a 71-page "letter of revocation," complete with flow charts which illustrate the alleged link between the Canadian group and the Pakistani terrorist group, the agency lays out its case against ISNA.
However, INSA is a group that President Obama has been quite friendly toward. In fact, he issued a gushing congratulatory video addressed to the group some time ago on the occasion of its fiftieth annual convention.
In Obama's world, tax authorities harass groups supporting the US Constitution and congratulations are offered to groups funneling money to terror groups.
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers, Ed Lasky