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81%  
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  • Mosque developer proposes museum devoted to Islam

    04/30/2014 6:24:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 30, 2014
    NEW YORK -- The developer who once proposed a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero now plans a museum devoted to Islam at the same site. According to The New York Times, Sharif El-Gamal said through a spokesman he wants to build a three-story museum "dedicated to exploring the faith of Islam and its arts and culture."
  • Stalled “Ground Zero Mosque” Property Could Become Condos

    04/26/2013 12:22:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 26 Apr 2013 11:00 AM | Lisa Barron
    The controversial plan for a mosque and Islamic cultural center at Ground Zero may be scrapped and the property instead turned into residences. Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind the stalled project, is in talks about turning the property at 43 Park Place in lower Manhattan into condominiums, reports the New York Post. …
  • 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...
  • Citibank sues 'Man of the Year'/Ground Zero mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal for $100G

    12/03/2010 8:21:40 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/03/2010 | James Fanelli
    Citibank sues Ground Zero mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal for $100G The developer of the so-called Ground Zero mosque owes nearly $100,000 in overdue credit, a new suit charges. In a complaint filed in Manhattan court, Citibank charges Sharif El-Gamal and his real estate firm, Soho Properties, have balked at repaying $99,489 borrowed from a business credit account in the past year. El-Gamal said the default was a standard way to negotiate better credit rates and that the matter would be resolved. "In every industry at this time, major business leaders are working with their financial institutions to restructure their debt...
  • MOSQUERADE: What Is Really Behind the Ground Zero ‘Community Center’?

    09/11/2010 12:39:51 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 8 replies
    WebToday ^ | 9-11-10 | WebToday
    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has advertised the controversial Ground Zero mosque as an Islamic outreach to the community, a cultural center open and intended to unify all religions. Today, he still stands by that assertion, even as his proposed mosque continues to exact the opposite effect before it’s even built. Now, harsh critics, such as Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, William Murray, are presented with even more perplexing information in the form of Sharif El-Gamal (pictured), the mysterious developer behind the mosque. Reportedly a waiter by profession who suddenly “came into” the kind of money to spearhead a $100...
  • The Scam Artist at the Ground Zero Mosque

    09/22/2010 8:32:40 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 21 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 22, 2010 | Rael Jean Isaac
    While there has been much emotion and argument over the proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, it has largely swirled over issues that miss the nature and significance of the issues involved. Thus we hear endless variations on the theme “How can a moderate imam whose stated goal is to promote healing in the wake of 9/11 be so insensitive to the feelings of those who lost those they loved at the hands of Islamic fanatics?” But, as the public is slowly learning, Imam Rauf is no moderate and bridge-building is not his agenda. The project with which Rauf...
  • Pelley's Pathetic Puffball: Mosque Developer Didn't Have Choice Of Where To Put It

    08/31/2010 4:52:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Scott Pelley possibly be this naive, or was he willingly playing the role of MSM cheerleader for the developer of the Ground Zero Mosque? In the course of a chummy interview of GZM developer Sharif El-Gamal aired on Sunday's 60 Minutes, Pelley produced a pearl. Instead of asking a probing question, the CBS "reporter" served as an advocate for El-Gamal's position when it came to the siting of the mosque. Pelley, on his own initiative, asserted: "You don't have your choice of putting this anywhere you want to. There aren't many spots." View video here.
  • Mosque big owes 224G tax (Sharif El-Gamal, same one busted for patronizing a prostitute)

    08/29/2010 5:48:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/29/10 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    The mosque developers are tax deadbeats. Sharif El-Gamal, the leading organizer behind the mosque and community center near Ground Zero, owes $224,270.77 in back property tax on the site, city records show. El-Gamal's company, 45 Park Place Partners, failed to pay its half-yearly bills in January and July, according to the city Finance Department. The delinquency is a possible violation of El-Gamal's lease with Con Edison, which owns half of the proposed building site on Park Place. El-Gamal owns the other half but must pay taxes on the entire parcel.
  • Drunk Violent Landlords Are Finally The Good Guys!

    08/30/2010 5:08:59 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2010 | Stella Paul
    Great news for the New York housing market -- landlords are finally the good guys! Yes, wise old Mayor Bloomberg and our beloved President Obama have just given their warmest good wishes for landlords to collect unpaid rent by storming in, screaming curses and beating the heck out of their tenants. And the news gets even better, landlords -- your brother is allowed to do it too! Yes, just act like Sharif el-Gamal, the developer of the Ground Zero Mosque, and punch your brother's tenant so hard you break his nose and cheekbones, and America's ruling class will fall at...
  • Cordoba Mosque Developer Tax Deadbeat

    08/29/2010 7:19:44 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Clarice Feldman
    The more we learn about the developer the less likely it seems the mosque will get off the ground. The NY Post reports that Gamal has a signficant unpaid tax bill : Sharif El-Gamal, the leading organizer behind the mosque and community center near Ground Zero, owes $224,270.77 in back property tax on the site, city records show. El-Gamal's company, 45 Park Place Partners, failed to pay its half-yearly bills in January and July, according to the city Finance Department. The delinquency is a possible violation of El-Gamal's lease with Con Edison, which owns half of the proposed building site...
  • Fundraising effort begins for NYC Islamic center

    08/27/2010 2:20:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 27, 2010 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The developer behind plans to build an Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from ground zero kicked off fundraising for the project Friday by raising $10,000 in just a few minutes from a congregation of Muslim worshippers. Sharif El-Gamal announced the start of the funding drive at the conclusion of Friday prayer sessions that have been taking place since last year in the vacant Manhattan clothing store that is to be torn down to make way for the new center.
  • Meet the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Developer [Sharif El-Gamal]

    08/18/2010 2:22:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Observer Real Estate Section ^ | August 17, 2010 | Dana Rubinstein
    Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal, accidental protagonist of the most politicized real estate story in recent memory, sat behind the blond-wood desk in his office six floors above the lower Broadway mall, and, meaty hands clasped before him, held forth on what it takes to make it in real estate. After all, it is real estate—not fanning national anti-Muslim hysteria—that is Mr. El-Gamal's actual business. "You know, the real estate business is a very tough business, and you have to be patient and persistent, and aggressive, and thank God I have all those qualities," said Mr. El-Gamal, who looks something like...
  • NY1 Exclusive: Developer Won't Budge on Mosque Location (Says It's "Nowhere Near" Ground Zero)

    08/17/2010 11:17:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 175 replies
    New York One ^ | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Grace Rauh
    SNIP Sharif El-Gamal is the developer behind the plan to erect an Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site. Calls are mounting for him and the other backers to find a new home for their center, further away from the site of the September 11th terrorist attacks, but El-Gamal isn't budging. He is sticking with his plans to erect a 13-story center and prayer space in Lower Manhattan. He likens the project to a YMCA or Jewish Community Center, with programs open to all residents of all faiths. "A landmark, an iconic building that...
  • Muslim leaders to abandon plans for Ground Zero community center (Disputed)

    08/16/2010 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 189 replies · 3+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 8/16/10 | Shlomo Shamir
    After weeks of heated debate over plans for an Islamic community center near Ground Zero - the site of the 9/11 attacks on New York - it seems Muslim leaders will soon back down, agreeing to move to a new site. ...
  • SoHo Properties, Developer of Park51 Mosque Near Ground Zero, Willing to Talk About Moving

    08/15/2010 10:55:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Friday, August 13, 2010 | Glenn Blain
    Sponsors of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero are not slamming the door on Gov. Paterson's idea to build the center someplace else. "We are open to a conversation to find out more on what the governor has in mind," the center, Park51, said in a Twitter post yesterday. SNIP Mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal has said the group is interested in hearing from Paterson but added that "this has always been about serving lower Manhattan." He did not return calls and emails yesterday. SNIP
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    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...