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12 May 2013

First, They Came For...

 “Whoa: Did the IRS also target Jewish groups for ‘extra-special attention’?,” Twitchy asks:

The IRS admits to targeting conservative groups for additional review and laughably claims the witch hunt wasn’t “motivated by political bias.” What will its math-challenged spokeswoman Lois Lerner say about allegations that the IRS gave “extra-special attention to the tax-exempt status of some Jewish groups for political reason”?

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The pro-Israel group Z STREET filed a lawsuit against the IRS in 2010, claiming an IRS agent said the organization would come under extra scrutiny because it’s “connected to Israel.

In addition, the IRS agent told a Z STREET representative that the applications of some of those Israel-related organizations have been assigned to “a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the Administration’s public policies.”

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The Jewish Press reports:

The IRS even took the position that because Israel is a country “where terrorism happens,” the service was justified in taking additional time to determine whether Z STREET was involved with funding terrorism.

The first hearing in Z STREET v IRS is reportedly scheduled for July. 


First, they came for the Tea Partiers,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Tea Partier.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the X,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t an ‘X.’

Then they came for me,
 and there was no one left to speak for me.

Who will be neXt?  Any ideas on the next shoe to drop?  Churches?  Conservative think tanks?  Gun owners?

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