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Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque
Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim

Posted on 12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST by Steelfish

Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft

A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported:

An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques.

At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards away from where Osama Bin Laden’s airborne Islamist bombers killed nearly 3000 people back in 2001.

The Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, told the New York Times — which put the story on its front page Wednesday — that he has assembled several million dollars to turn it into ‘’an Islamic center near the city’s most hallowed piece of land that would stand as one of ground zero’s more unexpected and striking neighbors.’’

The 61-year-old Imam said he paid $4.85 million for it — in cash, records show. With 50,000 square feet of air rights and enough financing, he plans an ambitious project of $150 million, he said, akin to the Chautauqua Institution, the 92 Street Y or the Jewish Community Center.

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1 posted on 12/16/2009 11:28:24 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Maybe we can build a cathedral in Mecca - yeah, right.


3 posted on 12/16/2009 11:31:03 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Steelfish

AMOBO and Assoc. bought it


5 posted on 12/16/2009 11:31:10 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Steelfish

Once built, it should get the same treatment the twin towers got.


7 posted on 12/16/2009 11:31:40 AM PST by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: Steelfish
The 61-year-old Imam said he paid $4.85 million for it — in cash, records show

Ok. So that triggered the 10K limit on cash transactions and it will not be secret much longer right? Oh, and someone should have zoned this kind of crap out of the area on 9/12. I say no way.

8 posted on 12/16/2009 11:31:42 AM PST by doodad
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To: 12Gauge687

I vote for covering mecca in glass, right after we cover it in pig feces


9 posted on 12/16/2009 11:31:56 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Steelfish

They went out of their way to slap us in the face again. Who could have been so inhuman as to sell them that property? Nothing should surprise me now days.


10 posted on 12/16/2009 11:32:17 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Steelfish

If this is true, it is an in-your-face disgusting move by the Muzzies and once again shows why you can’t trust any of them because it is impossible to tell the good from the evil.


11 posted on 12/16/2009 11:32:18 AM PST by flaglady47 (We've got the leftists on the run. The Tea Party will make sure of that.)
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To: Steelfish

Probably part of the plan from the very beginning. If people want to look for real 9/11 conspiracy theories, they might want to start with this. Destroy the #1 symbol of American free markets and international trade, and replace it with the first shrine to Muslim hegemony.


12 posted on 12/16/2009 11:32:28 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Steelfish

can we all chip in and buy a pig-racing track next to the mosque?


13 posted on 12/16/2009 11:34:20 AM PST by isom35
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To: isom35

How about a huge airlifted cargo of pig intestines dumped on it just as they break ground? Wouldn’t the land be “unclean” then?


15 posted on 12/16/2009 11:36:39 AM PST by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: driftdiver

Just glass is good enough.


16 posted on 12/16/2009 11:38:37 AM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: OldDeckHand

They will probably have Obamass cut the ribbon at groundbreaking.


17 posted on 12/16/2009 11:39:38 AM PST by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: isom35
can we all chip in and buy a pig-racing track next to the mosque?

That sounds great! We'd have to have Pig stables as well and we could butcher the losing pigs and sell them fresh to supplement income. Too bad the drainage will have problems and leak over into the mosque property.

19 posted on 12/16/2009 11:43:03 AM PST by ironwill (III - Molon Labe)
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To: Steelfish

Pig head burial ground.... ??


20 posted on 12/16/2009 11:43:57 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Steelfish

This is through the Muslim Brotherhood aka Saudi Arabia.


22 posted on 12/16/2009 11:48:23 AM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: Steelfish

My first question is: How does ANYONE buy ANY piece of property in Manhattan for 4.85 million dollars?

My stomach is lurching.


23 posted on 12/16/2009 11:48:54 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: Steelfish; All

It would be a real shame if they could not get the permits for any construction work to be done there, r if the building was found unfit for the use stated. I would cry purple panther p!$$, over that.


24 posted on 12/16/2009 11:50:36 AM PST by TMSuchman (Semper Fi & Carry out the plan of the day....Carpe Diem as well)
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To: Steelfish
This must not go forward. And why is this puke in our country, anyway? He is an Egyptian. Some comments from the "Imam":

"Imam Feisal said it was Christians who started mass attacks on civilians.

"The Islamic method of waging war is not to kill innocent civilians. But it was Christians in World War II who bombed civilians in Dresden and Hiroshima, neither of which were military targets."

"He said there was an endless supply of angry young Muslim rebels prepared to die for their cause and there was no sign of the attacks ending unless there was a fundamental change in the world.

"Imam Feisal said there could be little progress until the US acknowledged backing dictators and the US President gave an "America Culpa" speech to the Muslim world.

25 posted on 12/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Steelfish

Bump to top again. This makes me furious. Unmitigated gall.


26 posted on 12/16/2009 11:54:34 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Steelfish
This is just their way to get close to their real goal, to build a mosque right on the site of the Twin Towers.

Kinda like the islamic muslim terrorist mosque on the Israel Holy Ground The Temple Mount.

Called the Dome of the Rock

I imagine the islamic muslims will want to call this one the Dome of the Towers.

27 posted on 12/16/2009 11:55:49 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming this Spring! March 27th to April 15th 2010, GIANT Rally in DC)
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To: Jeb21

Shameful.


28 posted on 12/16/2009 11:56:21 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Steelfish

Reading this, my mind went directly to BHO’s plan going directly over Ground Zero with no warning - and we were told for a photo op. We were never told who was in the plane nor who authorized it. Forgot the person’s name who ended up being the fall guy.


29 posted on 12/16/2009 11:58:27 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Steelfish
Obastard has agreed to perform the ribbon cutting cermony...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

30 posted on 12/16/2009 12:01:39 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Syncro
Dome of the Towers.

Or the 'Doom of NY'.
31 posted on 12/16/2009 12:04:16 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Steelfish

IF it were to ever open, you can bet that Ahmanutjob will come to speak to the UN, then want to pray in a mosque... THAT mosque. He’s tried to get to Ground Zero at least 3 times, and was not allowed.


32 posted on 12/16/2009 12:11:36 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Steelfish

Ugh. I’m going to effing scream!


33 posted on 12/16/2009 12:19:45 PM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Steelfish

This is outrageous. I just don’t have words.


34 posted on 12/16/2009 12:21:33 PM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Steelfish





35 posted on 12/16/2009 12:29:04 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Steelfish

Let’s make sure that the zoning laws are playing into OUR favor. Get on the NY City legislators, now!


36 posted on 12/16/2009 12:29:30 PM PST by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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To: EnquiringMind
My first question is: How does ANYONE buy ANY piece of property in Manhattan for 4.85 million dollars?

Yes, isn't that the price of a small apartment there?

37 posted on 12/16/2009 12:29:36 PM PST by wideminded
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To: La Lydia

“This makes me furious. Unmitigated gall.”

Just think, when this amnesty gets pushed through they’ll be able to vote!! And there are PLENTY of illegal alien muslims roaming this nation and more coming in on visas and over the Mexican border by the day.


38 posted on 12/16/2009 12:33:59 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: Steelfish

Muslims? Ground Zero? What could go wrong?


39 posted on 12/16/2009 12:41:36 PM PST by rightbrained
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To: Diogenesis

Fabulous post!


40 posted on 12/16/2009 12:42:21 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

41 posted on 12/16/2009 12:55:08 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Would spring please arrive early, My new motorcycle awaits to run free and wild.)
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To: Frantzie
This is through the Muslim Brotherhood aka Saudi Arabia.

Where's that picture of the big butt kissing bow? Maybe then the Obama family will then have a house of worship since the Rev. Wright is off limits and The Usurper can recite what he claims is the most beautiful sound in the world. Poor Bo.

42 posted on 12/16/2009 1:04:31 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Steelfish

The address is 45 Park Place which is 2 blocks north of Ground Zero. It is used as a mosque every Friday. Sounds like a great spot for a FReep.


43 posted on 12/16/2009 1:14:31 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Steelfish; Just A Nobody; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You bastards! You’ll never learn! The only thing you understand is brute force. Keep pushing us to find out what American anger is.

The Japanese, the Nazis and the fifth century terrorists already found out the results of poking a sleeping giant. Once he wakes up, nobody will be able save you.

If you think Abu Bama could, think again.


44 posted on 12/16/2009 1:28:19 PM PST by melancholy (Stop USA change, destroy the 0b0z0ne layer!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I’ll bet the big bucks right now that a mosque will be built in Thomson, Illinois within a year of the Gitmo Gang getting shipped up there.


45 posted on 12/16/2009 1:29:38 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: melancholy

save -—> to save


46 posted on 12/16/2009 1:30:38 PM PST by melancholy (Stop USA change, destroy the 0b0z0ne layer!)
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To: wideminded

“My first question is: How does ANYONE buy ANY piece of property in Manhattan for 4.85 million dollars?...”

BINGO!!!Governor Patterson and Mayor Bloomberg should hold hearings on this right out of the box....


47 posted on 12/16/2009 1:34:09 PM PST by mo
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To: melancholy

I only wish you were right. We are being destroyed from within with the support of our own Quislings in Congress. To quote Pogo, “we have met the enemy and it is me” How else do we explain the American electorate that keeps electing the likes of Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, John Kerry, Dick Durbin, Boxer, Feinstein, etc


48 posted on 12/16/2009 1:49:13 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

btt


49 posted on 12/16/2009 1:54:30 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Steelfish; Sidebar Moderator
This important story has been picked up by Fox News

Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero for Mosque The FOX Nation

Does that mean that it can be moved into the 'regular' news section now?

50 posted on 12/16/2009 2:02:11 PM PST by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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