Obama approves building mosque near WTC

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Post by Kaztronic » 09-01-2010 07:55 PM

HB3 wrote: I'm gonna take it that everyone in New York knows this guy is a classic bull****ter. Kaz?

Yeah, pretty much.

It's truly unfortunate that neither party can field a reasonably qualified candidate to challenge him.
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Post by HB3 » 09-03-2010 08:50 PM

Well, whadaya know....
NEW YORK – One of the investors in a proposed Islamic center near ground zero is a Long Island medical clinic owner whose expressions of sympathy for Palestinians included a donation to a charity later shut down for links to Hamas.

The developer leading the project confirmed Friday that Hisham Elzanaty, 51, is among the members of a real estate partnership that paid .8 million last year for the vacant clothing store that is to be torn down and replaced by a cultural center and mosque.

The partnership's general manager, Sharif El-Gamal, confirmed Elzanaty's role in response to a media report about his reputed involvement.

"All of these investors are committed, as I am, not to receive funding from any organization that supports terrorism or is hostile to America," El-Gamal said in a statement.

Reached by telephone, Elzanaty declined to speak immediately with The Associated Press on Friday, but said he may have something to say later.

El-Gamal has so-far declined to reveal the names of his other financial backers, but has said the eight-member group is diverse and includes Jews and Christians, Polish-Americans, Italian-Americans, and others. El-Gamal, who was born in Brooklyn, and Elzanaty are the only Muslims.

Those involved with the Islamic Center proposal have come under intense scrutiny from groups opposed to the project, and critics point to a donation Elzanaty made to the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development a decade ago as evidence that its backers secretly harbor extremist views.

Tax records show that Elzanaty gave ,050 to the foundation in 1999. At the time, it was the largest Islamic charity in the U.S. It raised millions of dollars from Americans in the 1990s, telling donors the money would fund schools, orphanages and social welfare programs.

Two years after Elzanaty made the donation, the U.S. government froze the foundation's assets and accused it of acting as a fundraiser for Hamas, which was labeled a terrorist organization by President Clinton in 1995.
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Post by MickMack » 09-05-2010 10:39 AM

Yeah !!! We all know the story !!!

Do we ???

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That's no good for him , That's no good for you , That's no good for nobody !!!

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Post by HB3 » 09-05-2010 11:23 AM

There's a hell of a lot of information out there, but it doesn't matter if:

1) one refuses to allow for even the possibility of differences between categories. Difference="discrimination"=bad.

2) one sees the West as permanently discredited or in need or being discredited as a symbol of one's erudition.

Anything that challenges 1) or 2) is vulgar.

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Post by HB3 » 09-05-2010 12:02 PM

More mysterious dealings....
The original owners of the Ground Zero mosque site mysteriously spurned dozens of higher bids before selling the prime downtown real estate at a bargain-basement price.

The Pomerantz family, which had owned the building since the late 1960s and fielded offers after the patriarch died in 2006, rejected at least one bid that was nearly four times what prospective mosque builder Sharif El-Gamal eventually paid, The Post has learned.

El-Gamal did offer what could be viewed as a sweetener to his .8 million bid in July 2009 -- a job as a property manager for a son of the family, Sethian Pomerantz.

New York developer Kevin Glodek was livid when he found out the building sold for a fraction of what he offered in 2007 -- million cash -- and wondered whether money changed hands under the table, according to sources close to the deal.
Oh no! It's the...http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manh ... ehzkDDWY3H

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