September 15, 2019

It’s Unlikely That the Anti-Muslim Crowd Will Be Appeased By a Single Tax Conviction

Just a hunch.

A federal jury on Thursday convicted the co-founder of an Islamic charity chapter who was accused of helping smuggle $150,000 to Muslim fighters in Chechnya.

Pete Seda was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the government and one count of filing a false tax return. His lawyers said they would appeal.


But forget religion for a minute. What burns us up is that this guy Seda is blaming his accountant for the whole mess:

Seda claimed the money was intended as a tithe that his accountant failed to disclose on a tax return for the U.S. chapter of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Ashland, Ore. The foundation has been declared a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

On the other hand, isn’t throwing an accountant under the bus something all religions can embrace? We’re searching for the common ground here, people.

Islamic charity co-founder convicted on tax charge [AP]

Just a hunch.

A federal jury on Thursday convicted the co-founder of an Islamic charity chapter who was accused of helping smuggle $150,000 to Muslim fighters in Chechnya.

Pete Seda was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the government and one count of filing a false tax return. His lawyers said they would appeal.


But forget religion for a minute. What burns us up is that this guy Seda is blaming his accountant for the whole mess:

Seda claimed the money was intended as a tithe that his accountant failed to disclose on a tax return for the U.S. chapter of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Ashland, Ore. The foundation has been declared a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

On the other hand, isn’t throwing an accountant under the bus something all religions can embrace? We’re searching for the common ground here, people.

Islamic charity co-founder convicted on tax charge [AP]

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