This validates, yet again, all that I have been documenting for months. The level of deception and obfuscation by the Imam and his wife Daisy Khan is difficult for those with a Western mindset to grasp. One man's holy man is another man's stealth jihadist. Worse, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the Imam Rauf of the Ground Zero mega mosque of tumbling Stars of Davd and pentagons is a pathological liar. Everything is a lie in order to steal, cheat, or defraud.
He lied to fraudulently secure tax-exempt status for one of his Muslim organizations. He lied when he claimed that as many as 500 of its members prayed daily in a small, one-bedroom Upper West Side apartment which was actually his wife's residence (more here).
He lied when he took millions from Union City to repair his rat and roach infested slum buildings and kept the money. He is being sued by Union City; they charge that Rauf as a slum landlord of two apartment buildings has repeatedly failed to address complaints by tenants and orders by the city on issues ranging from moldy bathrooms to fire hazards (more here).
The suit, filed today in state Superior Court in Jersey City, identifies Rauf as the sole officer of Sage Development LLC, a company based at his home address in North Bergen and listed as the owner of the two buildings. The suit also alleges that Sage’s corporate status was revoked by the state in March 2005, for its failure to file annual reports.
He lied when he called it a mosque, then a prayer space, then a mosque, then an Islamic center.
He lies when he advocates for "tolerance" when he advocates for the sharia which is radically intolerant.
He lies when he says he stands between us and the jihadist, as he is a stealth jihadist.
He lies when he says building the Ground Zero mega is "the right thing" and that "America needs it."
He is a dangerous liar ....always to defraud and deceive. The GZM will not be what they say it will be.
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.
Incorporation papers for ASMA filed with the state of New York in 1997 list Rauf and Khan as the group's president and secretary, respectively. ASMA was granted church status by the IRS a year later after the group filed another form that listed Rauf as its leader. Khan is now ASMA's executive director, according to the group's website, and Rauf is listed as its founder.
ASMA and Cordoba each have interfaith outreach as part of their missions. ASMA is "dedicated to strengthening an authentic expression of Islam" through collaboration and by empowering women and young people. Cordoba serves as Rauf's outreach arm and engages in interfaith dialogue and related outreach programs.
The Cordoba tax document, known as a 1023 form, also was checked "no" in answer to another question: "Is the organization financially accountable to any other organization." But that assertion is contradicted by a 2009 financial statement found on ASMA's website that says "ASMA is acting as a fiscal agent and is developing Cordoba's ability to function independently."
The applications for non-profit status are signed under the penalty of perjury. But the IRS rarely pursues cases of false statements because it lacks the resources to do so, said Bruce Hopkins, a tax law expert and senior partner at the law firm Polsinelli Shughart.
Organizations seeking federal approval to operate as nonprofit groups free from the need to pay taxes must file the 1023 form. Along with answering questions about ties to other groups, the leaders of the prospective nonprofit must also outline their planned activities. Cordoba's leaders said they would spend about 60% of their money in 2004 and 2005 developing and running a series of "dialogues" that would "explore new approaches to peace in the Middle East" and be aimed at "improving relations between the United States and Muslim nations and strengthening democratic institutions within Middle Eastern nations."
The June 2004 form listed Rauf as Cordoba's director and board chairman, while Khan was named as a director. Bennett, a former mayor of Aspen, Colo., was named as executive director and a board member.
Cordoba officials reported in the 2004 form that they planned to bring in $1.1 million between 2004 and 2006 to pay for their various programs. However, Cordoba's tax filings for those years show it collected only $80,000 in that period.
The false 2004 IRS form is part of a pattern of questionable tax filings by Rauf and his two main organizations – ASMA and Cordoba. Other examples include: