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Delegate calls for tax exemption curb on some mosques, decries Obama visit
by Michael Dresser
Calling President Obama's planned visit to a Baltimore mosque Wednesday an endorsement of terrorism, a Republican lawmaker from Frederick County proposed legislation that would prohibit religious organizations with "known ties to terrorism" from claiming tax breaks.
Del. David Vogt, who is seeking the Republican nomination to Congress in the Sixth District, announced plans to introduce a bill empowering the state to deny exemptions and tax credits to churches, other religious institutions and other organizations if the Comptroller's Office determines that they have terrorist ties.
The text of Vogt's bill does not mention mosques, but the delegate sent out a news release indicating that mosques are its main target.
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