First, the facts: The organization that will own and operate the “Islamic Cultural Center,” first known as Cordoba House, has not as yet been formed. Although it is claimed by many that both Christians and Jews serve on the board of directors, the reality is that the corporation, which is planned to be tax-exempt under IRS rule 501(c)3, does not yet exist. The man alleged to be the main planner, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, will be one of only 22 planned board members, according to developer Sharif el-Gamal who purchased the land (with an existing building that will be demolished) for Cordoba House with cash. Sharif el-Gamal, who is 37 years old and just a few years ago was waiting tables at a restaurant in New York City, refuses to reveal who furnished the cash to buy the construction site. He has been arrested numerous times on assault charges as well as soliciting for prostitution. El-Gamal is also delinquent on payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars of property tax on the building to be replaced by the Ground Zero mega-mosque.
One of the main financial backers of Sharif el-Gamal is Hisham Elzanaty who holds mortgages on other properties he is developing. Elzanaty owns several medical clinics in New York. The New York office of the Medicare inspectorgeneral has sent a summons to Elzanaty claiming that his clinics billed for unsubstantiated charges of $331,336. However, it is unknown if Elzanaty is the individual who has supplied the cash to buy the land at 51 Park. The money could have come from any individual or group anywhere in the world because Sharif el-Gamal refuses to provide any transparency at all. The funds to purchase the land could have come from the family of Osama bin Laden or perhaps the tooth fairy. There are news reports that the actual construction funds will be supplied by the the Ford Foundation and Saudi royalty. (Source: WND)
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Islamic terrorists attacked this country on 9/11 and New York officials want to allow a mosque??
Just days after a New York City commission refused to grant landmark status for the building slated to house a proposed “mega mosque” near the site of the September 11th attacks, debate over the mosque’s construction continues. Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, tells Fox News the ACLJ has filed a lawsuit against the commission, on the grounds that their decision ignores the feelings of many New Yorkers and those who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center attacks. Among the clients represented by Sekulow is firefighter Tim Brown, himself a responder to the World Trade Center on September 11th.
Sekulow says “politics is leading the charge,” and allowing plans for the mosque to move forward. From the perspective of the ACLJ, the commission tasked with determining whether or not the site met criteria for historic qualification did not do its job.
Sekulow said the commission made a decision based on the fact that they “liked the idea that a mosque would go there.” The ACLJ is quick to point out they aren’t against the construction of new mosques in any city, including New York, and that many Muslim leaders are also against the idea of building a mosque so close to Ground Zero, where Muslim extremists killed thousands of Americans.
New York City mayorMichael Bloomberg has publicly stated his support for the mosque proposal, a move that has led some to question whether following the letter of the law is more important to him than honoring the wishes of those who lost loved ones at Ground Zero. (Source: Fox News)
Allowing this mosque to be built at Ground Zero is a slap in the face to the families of those who lost loved ones on 9/11/01.