Posts Tagged ‘tax evasion’

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NaMo pledges new task force on black money

May 4, 2014

If elected, Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi promises to create a new task force to take five to ten percent of foreign black money seized and distribute it to law-abiding citizens on fixed incomes:

“Black money,” a catch-all term in India for illicit money, whether it is money derived from corruption, money laundering, hawala, terrorist financing, or through the off-shoring of wealth through tax havens, was referred to by Modi during remarks in February mostly in the context of tax evasion.  It appears that Modi’s proposal is somewhat narrow in focus, but he would be well-served by expanding his proposal to include all types of black money—not just wealth accumulated through graft by his political opponents that is deposited in Swiss bank accounts.

Delhi should rigorously pursue the coffers of the Indian Mujahideen and related groups through raids and asset seizures.  If authorities want to distribute a portion of those assets to middle and low income Indians, that’s fine, but the main purpose of such programs should be to dry up the finances of Islamic terrorist threats to India rather than to fund redistribution schemes.

Modi poses the most serious threat to black money of any Indian politician to date but he needs to address the total issue, not just one aspect of it.

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Terror-linked halal certifier exposed

January 21, 2014

IFANCA, the main halal certification organization in the U.S., is associated with several groups and individuals who have supported terrorism either financially or verbally.

Money Jihad has previously revealed IFANCA’s links to the Saudi-based terror financing Muslim World League.  Now, FrontPage Mag has laid out additional affiliations including ISNA, the Mosque Foundation, the MSA, and NAIT in an article called “Baby Food Jihad.”

When consumers buy products with IFANCA’s crescent-M logo, that means that the food manufacturer has paid IFANCA to be inspected for halal compliance before the logo can be used.  The proceeds go toward IFANCA’s promotion of halal foods both domestically and overseas, where IFANCA is playing an increasingly active role.  The business model is very lucrative for IFANCA, especially since they pay no taxes (even though they are not a charity).

In Canada, profits from the halal certification racket have been diverted to Hamas.  Such activities by IFANCA cannot be ruled out considering the groups with whom IFANCA associates, its history of financial misrepresentations, and IFANCA’s increasing activities abroad.

An excerpt from “Baby Food Jihad” follows:

…IFANCA is working with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to create a national halal standards and accreditation body. In 2007 and 2008, ISNA, which was co-founded by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Sami al-Arian, was named by the United Sates Justice Department as a co-conspirator in the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. Just this past September, the Canadian government stripped ISNA of its tax status in Canada for the financing of a Pakistani terrorist group.

IFANCA is an active member of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). Other members include: the Mosque Foundation (MF), which has held fundraisers for individuals and groups associated with PIJ and Hamas; Islamic Relief (IR), which has been associated with al-Qaeda financing and that was named by the Israeli government a front for Hamas; Helping Hand (HH), which partnered with a Pakistani charity at the same time that charity delivered close to $100,000 to the residence of the head of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal; and the Muslim American Society (MAS), which has used the internet to propagate materials degrading women, cursing Christians, and calling for the murder of Jews and homosexuals.

IFANCA’s terror and hate-related affiliations are understandable, given the individuals who are in charge of the organization.

Muhammad Munir Chaudry is a Founding Board Member and President of IFANCA. He is listed, along with a photo, on the “Speaker” page of ISNA. Sharing the page with him are fellow ISNA speakers: Esam Omeish, who resigned from the Virginia Commission on Immigration, after videos surfaced depicting him calling for violent jihad; Nihad Awad, National Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a reported front for Hamas; Siraj Wahhaj, who was named a party to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; and Zulfiqar Ali Shah, the former South Asia Division Coordinator for KindHearts, a charity whose funds were frozen by the U.S. Treasury Department in February 2006 for its alleged role as a Hamas financier.

Roger Othman is the Executive Director of IFANCA. According to his bio found on the IFANCA website, Othman “has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Mosque Foundation.” As mentioned earlier, MF has been involved in Palestinian terror-related fundraising. In July 2007, one of Othman’s fellow MF Executive Committee alumni, Muhammad Salah, was convicted of obstruction of justice for making false statements during a legal proceeding and was sentenced to 21 months in prison. According to the FBI, Salah was recruiting and training Hamas members and was raising money for Hamas.

Ahmad Hussein Sakr is a member of IFANCA’s Board of Directors and has been with IFANCA since its inception. Prior to IFANCA, he was a founding member and president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), ISNA’s main youth group and the first major Muslim Brotherhood organization inside the U.S. Sakr also served as an officer and sat on the Board of Directors of the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), ISNA’s financing wing. Like ISNA, NAIT was named by the United States government as a co-conspirator to the financing of Hamas. As well, Sakr served as the first director and representative of the Muslim World League (MWL), a group that has reportedly been involved in the funding of Hamas, al-Qaeda and other terrorist outfits.

Sakr is the author of the book, ‘Pork: Possible Reasons for its Prohibition.’ In it, he describes Jews as being cursed, monkey-like, filthy and corrupt. He wrote: “It is known that some of the children of Israel regularly disobeyed Allah and as a result, were cursed. Some of them stagnated spiritually and mentally and hence became idol-worshippers; others lost their mission in life as human beings and became entertainers (if such a term is to be used) like monkeys, apes and chimpanzies [sic], and still others became filthy of mind and body, gluttonous eaters of carnivorous animals, and lived totally a corrupted life as swines [sic]”…

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Cabbie borrows millions with false identity

November 15, 2012

And evades 21.7 million in taxes afterwards!

What’s perplexing about this is that this Muslim cab driving con artist, Mohammed Aslam, was able to obtain millions in loans from banks.  Modern know-your-customer regulations on financial institutions are designed to prevent just such an occurrence.

Aslam apparently used a false identity, and this imposter was clever enough to fool the banks about who he really was.  But did he also present forged or counterfeit documents that proved he had adequate collateral to qualify for such generous loans?  Money Jihad is not convinced that the bank did its due diligence with this customer.

From Tundra Tabloids on Nov. 3:

MUSLIM TAXI CAB SCAMMER GETS CHARGED FOR TAX EVASION IN OSLO……..

“Little Røkke to court again

A new giant-charge against taxi scammer Mohammed Aslam is ready. He allegedly used a false identity to obtain loans from the bank.

– Overall, he has held around 100 million outside the accounts, says police attorney Ragnvald Brekke Aftenposten.no

Mohammed Aslam was nicknamed “Little Røkke” in Oslo cab environment because he always had large sums of cash in his pocket when he operated his fleet of taxis in the city until the fall of 2007.

For the time zones he sentenced to two years in prison Kongsvinger.

Lawsuit in the New Year

Aslam was convicted in 2007 for black cab driving, insurance fraud, money smuggling and illegal storage of weapons, but he fled to Pakistan before judgment fell. After over four years on the run, he was arrested and extradited to Norway.

But Aslam has more pigs in the forest, and prosecutors have not finished cab scammer.

In the beginning Aslam must appear in court again, charged with even more cases of tax and tax evasion.

He is charged with:

  • Having failed to provide payroll and tax deducted for their drivers for a total of 21.7 million in the period 2003-2005.
  • Having evaded 1.63 million kroner in VAT in the years 2005-2007. He also led deduction of tax he paid, according to the indictment.
  • In addition, he may have used a false identity to get loans bank.

Recall that prominent Muslims such as Anwar al-Awlaki and Anjem Choudary have said that it is legitimate under Islamic law for Muslims living in the West to mooch, scam, and steal from their infidel hosts.

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“Anti-money laundering” bill before U.S. Senate

January 1, 2010

The U.S. Senate considered legislation called “The Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act” throughout 2009 (S. 569), and they’re not done yet.  At first glance, the bill appears to be a helpful measure to force foreign-owned businesses that incorporate in America to disclose the identity of the true corporate owners (technically known as “beneficial owners”).

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan), the bill’s principal sponsor and advocate, has been using terrorism-related examples lately like arms trafficker Viktor Bout and Iranian shell companies as the primary arguments for the bill’s passage.  Unfortunately, when the legislation is examined more closely, it starts to look like “yet another” Carl Levin witch-hunt against garden variety tax evaders.

The bill would require states to collect the ownership information at the time of incorporation.  The states are further required to provide that information to state or federal law enforcement upon request.  Fair enough.  But take a look at subsection (ii) of Sec. 2009 (a)(1)(D) below.  If the bill were intended only for the U.S. to uncover attempted incorporation by terrorist front groups, how does it help us to give ownership information to another country unless that country is trying to tax that corporation’s wealth?

(D) Beneficial ownership information relating to each corporation or limited liability company formed under the laws of the State shall be provided by the State upon receipt of–

(i) a civil or criminal subpoena or summons from a State agency, Federal agency, or congressional committee or subcommittee requesting such information; or

(ii) a written request made by a Federal agency on behalf of another country under an international treaty, agreement, or convention, or section 1782 of title 28, United States Code.

In fairness to Sen. Levin and the other sponsors of the bill, maybe they believe that if we play nice and fork over information to other countries, they’ll reciprocate by giving us whatever information we need in the course of terrorist investigations.  But I can’t shake the feeling that this legislation will be primarily used to pursue tax cheats, not jihadists.

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