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  • Apartments, Islamic museum to be built on site of failed Ground Zero Mosque

    06/02/2016 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/19/2016 | Lois Weiss
    The developer of the failed Ground Zero Mosque has nailed down “Sharia-compliant financing” for a new, luxury condominium tower and Islamic cultural museum on the same site, he and his banking partners said Wednesday. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park Place in the Financial District.
  • "Ground Zero Mosque" Iman: "Mr. Donald Trump, Your Procedure Is A Losing Proposition"

    12/08/2015 3:40:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 8, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on “CNN Tonight,” host Don Lemon interviewed Feisal Abdul Rauf , the imam behind the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” and chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s recently announced stance on Muslims entering the United States.
  • Quran? Torah? Churches 'will have to choose'

    08/13/2011 3:18:01 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 24 replies
    At this week's White House dinner celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, President Obama used the occasion to reiterate his endorsement of a proposed mosque at Ground Zero, site of the 9/11 attacks in Lower Manhattan.
  • ’Ground Zero mosque’ opens quietly

    09/26/2011 9:48:00 PM PDT · by DelanoSAlways · 38 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 22 Sep 2011 | AP
    An Islamic cultural centre close to the site where New York's World Trade Center once stood has opened quietly in spite of scenes last year of vehement protests from those who said the area should not house a mosque. The opening ceremony for the Park51 centre on Wednesday featured a photo exhibit called "NYChildren", displaying over 160 portraits of immigrant children living in New York. Sharif El-Gamal, the center's developer, said the biggest error on the project was not involving the families of 9/11 victims from the start. "We made incredible mistakes," El-Gamal told The Associated Press in an earlier...
  • (Islamist) Erdogan emerges victorious in Turkish presidential elections amid low turnout

    08/11/2014 2:47:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/10/2014 | Constanze Letsch
    Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the country’s first direct presidential election on Sunday, and issued a message of unity, saying he would be a president for everyone. “I will not be the president of only those who voted for me, I will be the president of 77 million,” Erdogan said in a victory speech delivered from the balcony of his Justice and Development Party headquarters in Ankara. “Today the national will won once again, today democracy won once again,” he told thousands of flag-waving, cheering supporters. “Those who didn’t vote for me won as much as those who...
  • Hard Times At the Ground Zero Mosque

    10/17/2011 7:32:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/17/2011 | John Hayward
    Park51, the organization looking to develop the $100 million “Ground Zero Mosque” at the site of the old Burlington Coat Factory in New York City, has become embroiled in a remarkable “retroactive rent” dispute with Con Ed. Park51 owns the five-story building that takes up half of the Burlington Coat Factory site, while the utility company owns the other half. Con Ed has been leasing its half to the mosque developers for $2750 per month, but in August they decided to raise the rent just a tad, as reported by the New York Post: Park51, which leases the substation from...
  • Con Ed says it will evict Ground Zero mosque unless developer pays $1.7 million in back rent

    10/16/2011 12:33:26 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 29 replies
    NYPOST ^ | Oct. 16, 2011 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    Pay up or get out. Con Ed has given the Ground Zero mosque an ultimatum: Pay the $1.7 million you owe in back rent, or we’ll terminate your lease and take back our property. Con Ed and mosque developer Park51 have an unusual, uneasy alliance, sharing ownership of a site slated to be one of the most controversial projects in city history. The utility owns a former substation on the western half of the property, at 51 Park Place, and the mosque developers own a five-story building on the eastern half. The buildings were connected years ago and used to...
  • Ground Zero Mosque Opens for Business (Today!)

    09/21/2011 2:27:19 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 101 replies
    Frontpage.com ^ | 9/21/11 | R Mauro
    September 21 at 6:30 PM, the Ground Zero Mosque will open its doors to show a photo exhibit in its community space. Park51 is hoping to discourage its opponents by declaring an early victory in spite of its recent embarrassments and setbacks. This grand opening does not mean that the fight is over. The project still has a long way to go until completion.
  • Islamic center near ground zero opens its doors

    09/21/2011 10:36:17 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 37 replies
    Associated Press/Tampa Bay Online ^ | 21 Sept 2011 | KAREN ZRAICK and VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The developer of an Islamic cultural center that opened Wednesday evening near the site of the terrorist attacks that leveled the World Trade Center says the biggest error on the project was not involving the families of 9/11 victims from the start. People crowded into the center, where a small orchestra played traditional Middle Eastern instruments and a photo exhibit of New York children of different ethnicities lined the walls. The enthusiasm at the opening belied its troubled beginnings. snip He called opposition to the center - which prompted one of the most virulent national discussions...
  • 'Ground Zero Mosque' Clears Legal Hurdle to Build

    07/13/2011 5:01:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies · 3+ views
    abcnews.go.com ^ | July 13, 2011 | RESHMA KIRPALANI
    The backers of the controversial "Ground Zero Mosque" have won a court fight clearing the way for them to build the mosque and community center complex two blocks from the site of the 9/11 terror attack. In a decision on Friday that was made public today, New York State Supreme Justice Paul Feinman dismissed a lawsuit by former firefighter Timothy Brown who argued that New York City was wrong to allow the destruction of a 150-year-old building to make way for the Islamic center.
  • Planners of Mosque Considering New Project

    03/29/2011 10:22:51 PM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Paul Vitello
    Two co-founders of the plan to build a Muslim community center and mosque in downtown Manhattan have begun exploring a new, and possibly competing, project: an interfaith cultural center that they said might be located at the currently proposed site, two blocks from ground zero, or elsewhere in the neighborhood. Daisy Khan, the executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, said on Tuesday that she and her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, two co-founders whose involvement in the controversial community center plan was curtailed this year after a falling out with their real estate partner, might develop a...
  • New Ground Zero Mosque Imam (Another wolf in sheep's clothing...)

    01/26/2011 6:22:52 AM PST · by yoe · 3 replies
    Patriot Action ^ | January 19, 2011 | Joseph Klein
    ( Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf) is out as the religious face of the Park 51/Cordoba House mega mosque community center complex proposed to be built near Ground Zero. Rauf became too radioactive for the project's developers, so he was pushed aside. Despite efforts by some apologists to defend this faux 'moderate, the evidence of his true (stealth jihad agenda) was overwhelming. Therefore, to keep moving ahead with their Ground Zero mosque project, the developers turned to Shaykh Abdallah Adhami as Rauf's replacement. This is just like rubbing more salt into the wound. All that the new imam represents is a...
  • The Terror Behind an Imam’s Mask [new 9/11 Mosque Iman]

    01/19/2011 4:36:08 PM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 1-19-11 | Jamie Glazov
    The Ground Zero Mosque developers should have really taken the time to take Public Relations 101 in some college somewhere — before they tried to sell this Cordoba House idea (oh wait it’s called “Park51” now) to the American public. Now that Imam Rauf has been exposed for the terror-loving stealth jihadist that he is, the strategists behind this sick charade have moved him to the side (because, we are told, he is going on a “tour”) and have replaced him as the poster boy for the jihadist victory mosque with Imam Abdullah Adhami. And who, pray tell, is this...
  • Mega-Mosque's New Foundation [samo, samo 'Islamofascism']

    01/20/2011 3:31:31 AM PST · by Righting · 2 replies
    IBD ^ | 01/19/11
    Islamofascism: Ground Zero mosque promoters think they've found a less radioactive frontman for their project. But their new imam appears worse than the one they're sidelining. Replacing imam Feisal Rauf as the new face of "moderation," "peace" and "interfaith tolerance" is Shaykh Abdallah Adhami, an imam who also happens to be an architect.
  • Imam Shakeup at the Ground Zero Mosque (Imam Rauf had to go but his replacement is no better)

    01/17/2011 8:03:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/17/2011 | Pamela Geller
    There has been a shakeup at the Cordoba Initiative/Park 51, the group behind the projected Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero. The deceitful pro-Sharia Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan are out, and an imam from Washington, D.C., Abdullah Adhami, is in. What does this mean? First, it means that we won. We are declaring victory. It seems clear that Rauf had to go because he had become a liability to the taqiyya project of the Ground Zero mosque. And that is because of the light we shed on his true beliefs and allegiances. Rauf snagged more...
  • New imam named for NYC Islamic center

    01/14/2011 8:56:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 1/14/11 | David B Caruso
    The organization planning to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center said the imam who has been the public face of the project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, will be playing a reduced role in the facility. The nonprofit group Park51 announced Friday that it had named a new imam to help lead religious programing so that Rauf could focus on other initiatives. (snip) The group named another New York City imam, Abdullah Adhami, as its senior adviser. Adhami was born in Washington, D.C., and earned an architecture degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He has already...
  • New imam named for Ground Zero mosque

    01/14/2011 10:02:19 PM PST · by sinanju · 4 replies
    NyPost ^ | January 14, 2011 | Associated Press
    The organization planning to build an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center said the imam who has been the public face of the project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, will be playing a reduced role in the facility. The nonprofit group Park51 announced Friday that it had named a new imam to help lead religious programing so that Rauf could focus on other initiatives. Rauf announced late this fall that he would be starting a global movement that would fight extremism and promote better relations between people of different faiths and cultures. He is set to start a national...
  • Imam leaving NY mosque project near September 11 site (Ground Zero Mosque Imam Booted)

    01/14/2011 4:42:03 PM PST · by mojito · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/2011 | Basil Katz
    The imam and his wife behind a controversial plan to build a Muslim cultural center and mosque near the site of New York's September 11 attack are stepping down as leaders of the project, the center said on Friday.... "Imam Feisal and Daisy Khan will not be speaking on behalf of Park51, nor will they be raising funds for the project," Park51 said in a statement.
  • Your Government to pay $5m for Ground Zero Mosque

    11/24/2010 8:20:06 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 9 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 11/24/10 | Alaphiah
    Whether you are for or against the building of an Islamic Mosque at the site described as ground zero, there is no way that you can support the government, your government reported plan to pay seed money for any religious construction under any condition. That would violate your sense of separation of church and state. Yet your government has been building Mosques all around the world with your money for sometime (see previous post) The latest violation of the separation of church that your government is involved in is it is about to secretly fund 5 million dollars for the...
  • Ground Zero Mosque Developers Applied for 9/11 Redevelopment Grant Money?

    11/23/2010 3:04:58 AM PST · by T Christopher · 6 replies
    Republican Redefined ^ | T Christopher
    I assume that you were particularly outraged by the headline there as I was when I stumbled upon it, so I will cut right to it.  Check out this story uncovered by the Daily Beast. "Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located two blocks from ground zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter." Read the full story here... and yes, its just as ridiculous as it...