Skip to comments.Records Show City Working for GZ Mosque Organizers
Posted on 12/26/2010 3:55:07 PM PST by onyx
E-mails and other public records requested by opponents show a Bloomberg administration acting behind the scenes on behalf of the Park51 project — aka the Ground Zero Mosque — and a development board member looking for “political cover” before allowing the project to go forward.
Bloomberg administration officials are working “very closely with the organizers of the project. . . to combat public opposition and navigate various governmental hurdles.” One administration official even ghost-wrote a letter for Park51 organizers.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
In one email from May, Shelly Friedman, the organizers’ lawyer, wrote that Manhattan Community Board 1′s vote in support of the project would be helpful as organizers urged landmark commission Chairman Robert Tierney and other panel members to reject landmark status for the building currently on the site. “I do know that chairman Tierney was looking forward to having the ‘political cover’ their support would bring him,” Ms. Friedman wrote.
Brett Joshpe, counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, one of the groups that sought the documents and is suing the city, said Ms. Friedman’s email is telling.
“Our allegation all along has been that politics tainted this process and that the Landmarks decision was not actually based on a faithful review of the architectural or historical value of the building but based upon political influences,” Mr. Joshpe said.
The exchange of emails also reveals how heavily involved the administration was in the project’s development. One email shows that Nazli Parvizi, the city’s community affairs commissioner, drafted a letter that Daisy Khan, the wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, wrote to the community board. City officials also intervened to help the organizers get permits to conduct prayers at the site. In one email, organizers agreed to help fund a 2009 Ramadan celebration at Gracie Mansion.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said the emails are proof that the mayor’s staff was coordinating with the Islamic center’s leaders.
“They were getting press advice from the mayor’s office, they were editing letters for them,” he said. “They were advising them on the all important landmark issue.”
“They were told what to do in order to get approval and there was never any question of getting approval,” he said. “It was obviously political.”
This is the guy they think they’ll use as a “Ross Perot” to help Mr. Obama and hurt Governor Palin in 2012?! Hahahahaha! Please go ahead and do it!!
I wonder what’s in it for Bloomin’idiotberg; it can’t be the money since he’s got billions....hmmmmm....I wonder if they have some dirt on him he doesn’t want revealed.....he’s a traitor to his own people and America if he’s in bed with the muslims....uh oh....what were the pictures of again?
The next step is to find out which pol is getting a fat check from somebody.
This mayor is a traitor who would sell his mother if he could make a dime by doing it.
Just follow the money trail, America is second to the money he can make while on his knees to his mideast clients.
Yep, Bloomberg is the designated, “self-financed, NO-LABEL, third party-champion” to run against Sarah Palin to split the Republican/Indpendent vote so that the Marxist can eek out win.
Bloomberg is a valued member of Team=Marxist-obama.
Bloomberg has a major hub for his Bloomberg news/fianacial services in Dubai.
Right. He is a traitor and he’s had a huge financial hub in Dubai for almost two decades.
A friend of mine in NYC said she saw OBL walking down East 17th St sipping coffee last weekend. The man she said was the spitting image but perhaps a few years younger. I did a google search for ‘OBL in NYC’ and got OBL Architects in NJ.
Bloomie got slammed on this by a caller on Friday’s Gambling Show. His response was “So what!!!” The caller was told to worry about more important things.Bloomie does this for everyone.
Traitors to America.
Bloomberg doesn’t care!
He’s catering to Moslems and his own business interests!
Yep the N0-labels fix is in to Perot things up for this country.
“I wonder whats in it for Bloominidiotberg; it cant be the money since hes got billions....”
Wrong buckeroo.. it’s money.
Bloomberg traded his soul and this project for Bloomberg Network access into the Arab world.
I’ve long contended that a short, divorced, Jewish billionaire could never be president. Add in his inexplicably acting as a front for murderous anti-American Jew-haters, and I’d have to say his political future will track that of George Soros...financier and conspirator, but never the banner carrier.
Thanks for posting. BTTT!
I'm not so sure.
I've followed Bloomberg's business for the decades I've used his terminals, and the media end of his empire is AFAIK a money loser. It's a huge vanity project, financed by the oceans of cash thrown off by his financial technology enterprise.
The real Arab money is parked and managed in London. The volume of financial business executed in the Arab states is far too small to justify the Mayor's bizarre promotion of the victory mosque.
I *wish* money alone could account for the Mayor's sell-out of his religion, city, and country. I fear something worse.
Are these perople being bribed?
But i thought the state promoting a religion, and having it’s minions working for the benefit of one specific religion, was BAD.
Are these people being bribed?
The sad thing is, they dont HAVE to be bribed. The simple obvious truth is staring us in the face,,,, they hate America, and their sincere sympathy lies with those who would bring America down.
It’s hard for nice people to comprehend,, but thats it.
Yes! He is very much like George Soros,.
Bloomie would disagree. He’s the modern Davos Man. Financiers, bankers,industrialists,technocrats, bureaucrats who have decided they know the direction the rest of the unwashed must take.He can’t be a traitor because loyalty to one’s homeland is so old school.
This is all about Bloomberg’s company getting and keeping access to Islamic countries for financial data, media, TV, print media which will be worth tens of billions over the next decade.
All six TV networks including Bloomberg and Fox are very much in bed with the Saudis. Keep watching TV and Hollywood’s crap - you are ensuring your kids and grand kids will be serfs and eventually will live under sharia.
BINGO! Someone here gets it. Don’t forget all the Saudi money in the other 5 US TV networks and how they bend over for Islam to gain access to the satellite including Fox.
If you were one of the 6 TV networks you would sell out 300 million with a destroyed economy for trillions and 1.8 billion islamic viewers.
I would not and I did have an offer post 9/11 from a moderate islamic country who wanted to partner up. I essentially told them to get ****ed and they were threatening to sick the State Dept and Dept of Commerce on me cause they had all the right connections. I told them to go for it. I told them post 9/11 that I had no interest in EVER doing business with a country in the Middle East.
Of course, Mr. Joshpe is right on target on this point, and would win his case if it weren't for the fact that the judge who will ultimately decide it will likely be a crony of the same cabal he's suing.
Its becoming apparent the Oligarchy is becoming Islamified...
“Bloomberg traded his soul and this project for Bloomberg Network access into the Arab world.”
Exactly. So did Fox/News Corp, TW/CNN, GE/NBC/CNBC/MSNBC, Viacom/CBS, Disney/ABC. ALL of American TV is at the Saudi trough in a big way.
Keep payin those cable and sat TV bills and keep watchin. Your TV viewership plus Oprah and others bashing Palin will insure the muslim gets reelected.
It’s separation of church and state.
Not separation of mosque and state.
Now pay your taxes, we need money for the GZ mosque.
Bingo...you’re on to it. I do recall reading something about that a few months ago. That’s the only thing that’s surfaced (barely) that makes any sense. Given he was never married, has no children, what the he$$ does he care about the future? It’s all about him, and now, and his ego, and his power, and his prestige, and the he$$ with everyone else.....but it still has to get built, and let’s see what kind of gonads the union workers have.
Thanks for clearing that up...wrong again on my part. I always thought he was of a different persuasion, if you get my drift, but I could be wrong on that too.
So the “separation of church and state” doesn’t app;y ot mosques?
What I find about most billionaires is that they never have enough.
OH, I think he’s very light in the loafers.
Only when it’s convenient.
Bloomers is a Crony-capitalist, nebbish, poor little rich boy, self hating jew, tiny buttwipe of a man...the only reason he is probably not a fag (the jury is still out) is that he has the greatest aphrodisiac of all time, billions of dollars....he decries the 2nd amendment, but whines about how the enemys first amendment rights to worship are being usurped....even though Islam is NOT a religion but a murder cult.. © Vaquero 2010
An already known given that this is what was happening....... =.=
This has nothing to do with money or business interests. Instead this is Bloomberg expressing his contempt for the sensibilities of red state America, which is probably quite deep, and polishing his multi-culti cred among the NYC wine and brie crowd. This is how he signals to them — and proves to himself — that he’s a cosmopolitan sophisticate like they are, not some nativist redneck like other Republicans. This is about how he sees himself and how he wants to be seen, which goes deeper than money.
That’s probably true, but I think money is also an issue with Bloomberg. In effect, there is no downside in Bloomberg’s world, a world that is exceedingly insulated - Bloomberg’s feet literally never have to touch the ground of NY.
Ultimately, Bloomberg gets liberal “approval” and makes friends/extends his business ties with the Saudi’s.
Probably right — it’s a “twofer” for him.