Even other charities are asking: why would an American 501(c)(3) be sending money offshore? (Let alone THAT much?)
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hard-left political activist group.
That may be obnoxious, but it’s legal.
They are best known for making lists of their political rivals on the right — over the marriage issue, for example — and publicly denouncing them as ‘hate’ groups, publishing ‘hate maps’.
Still technically legal, but veering into slander/libel territory.
For example, they have THIS on the top of their website:
They are perhaps best remembered for listing the Family Research Council as a ‘hate’ group during the Prop 8 question. For disagreeing with SLPC’s politics.
That list was the reason Floyd Corkins gave for targeting them when he filled a duffle bag full of Chick Fil A sandwiches and shooting a guard there.
And now, they are taking in millions and millions of dollars.
After Charlottesville happened, Apple, the Clooneys, JP Morgan by themselves, gave $2.5 million in total donations.
They are a fundraising powerhouse. But for what?
Here’s what AYAAN HIRSI ALI (who was, herself labeled ‘hateful’ by them) had to say:
But is donating money to the S.P.L.C. the best way to combat this poison? I think not. If Tim Cook and Jamie Dimon had done their due diligence, they would know that the S.P.L.C. is an organization that has lost its way, smearing people who are fighting for liberty and turning a blind eye to an ideology and political movement that has much in common with Nazism.
I am a black woman, a feminist and a former Muslim who has consistently opposed political violence. The price for expressing my beliefs has been high: I must travel with armed security at all times. My friend and collaborator Theo van Gogh was murdered in broad daylight.
Yet the S.P.L.C. has the audacity to label me an “extremist,” including my name in a “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists” that it published on its website last October. — NYT
I have dedicated much of my adult life to calling out the true extremists: organizations such as Al Qaeda and ISIS. Yet you will look in vain for the S.P.L.C.’s “Field Guide to Muslim Extremists.” No such list exists.
That’s a shame, because Islamic extremism — a movement that aims to impose a caliphate and Sharia law by violent means — is as toxic as white supremacy. In the past two decades, it has certainly been responsible for many more deaths. NYT
So where does all this money go?
A lot of it is going offshore.
“I’ve never known a US-based nonprofit dealing in human rights or social services to have any foreign bank accounts,” said Amy Sterling Casil, CEO of Pacific Human Capital, a California-based nonprofit consulting firm. “My impression based on prior interactions is that they have a small, modestly paid staff, and were regarded by most in the industry as frugal and reliable. I am stunned to learn of transfers of millions to offshore bank accounts. It is a huge red flag and would have been completely unacceptable to any wealthy, responsible, experienced board member who was committed to a charitable mission who I ever worked with.” – Read the full story here
You would think that companies such as JP Morgan would be interested in ‘huge red flags’ in companies they donate to.
But there was more:
“It is unethical for any US-based charity to invest large sums of money overseas,” said Casil. “I know of no legitimate reason for any US-based nonprofit to put money in overseas, unregulated bank accounts.”
“It seems extremely unusual for a ‘501(c)(3)’ concentrating upon reducing poverty in the American South to have multiple bank accounts in tax haven nations,” Charles Ortel, a former Wall Street analyst and financial advisor who helped uncover a 2009 financial scandal at General Electric, told the Free Beacon.
It makes one wonder how much of this winds up being funneled into those groups that do the bidding of George Soros.