A Brooklyn-based Arab-American group that has raked in more than $200,000 in city cash since 2014 hosted political events at its headquarters — a violation of federal nonprofit rules, experts said.
The Arab-American Association of New York’s treasurer, Khader El-Yateem, is running for City Council.
Its former executive director is the controversial activist Linda Sarsour, who stepped down last month.
Under Sarsour and El-Yateem, the nonprofit hosted the Muslim Democratic Club of New York City for several events, including phone-banking for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016.
Dick Dadey, of the watchdog group Citizens Union, said the group’s actions violate the rule that “no political activity be undertaken by a nonprofit.”
Sarsour and El-Yateem did not return messages.
With that understanding, which Muslim non-profit in the U.S. isn’t in violation of federal ethics laws?
More importantly, which law enforcement official will address Muslim meddling, often with foreign funds, in U.S. politics?
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