The group that received preferential treatment? CAIR. CAIR supports the criminalization of speech critical of Muslims.
From this source:
...[I]n June 2012 … in plenty of time to get voters recruited and registered for the November 2012 election … and during the time that the IRS was targeting conservatives … the IRS miraculously sent a letter to the CAIR-Foundation indicating that the group had regained its tax-exempt status, with the spokesperson indicating all filed paperwork had been completed and filed. Concerned groups researched the claims and have shown that NOT to be the case however. In fact, the 2007-2010 returns cannot be produced, and CAIR filed an extension for 2011....Read the rest HERE.
CAIR has ties to Hamas, yet was considered worthy of having 501(c) status restored. More about CAIR HERE at Anti-CAIR.
What should we make of CAIR's restored 501(c) status? That the restoration is more of Obama's outreach to Muslims?
CAIR also has strong ties to the Democratic Party:
...Though Democrat-connected CAIR did not officially endorse Obama, many of its staffers helped turn out the Muslim vote for his re-election. CAIR boasted that its own polling showed more than 85 percent of Muslim-Americans voted for Obama....We shouldn't be surprised that CAIR's 501(c) status was restored. Under our present government, "Some animals are more equal than others" — particularly those animals that would revise the principles upon which our nation was founded. We are living in Orwellian Times.
Coincidentally — or not — George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 was published sixty-four years ago yesterday.