Monday, November 22, 2010

Mosque Money Shocker

Mosque Money Shocker

If you thought the location of the Controversial Mosque in lower Manhattan near ground zero was a fire storm wait until you read this. Being from New York I have a little bit of a different perspective maybe then other Americans. I believe that the Mosque has the right as long as it's done legally to locate anywhere it wants. Now I would say that it would be in good conscience for the Developer Shariff El Gamal to consider the circumstances and think about moving some where else. The local community board in lower Manhattan approved two separate votes to go ahead with the Park51 project and Mayor Michael Bloomberg also gave the go ahead amid National criticism.

I think that this has been more of a wedge issue for Republicans to get more votes during this past election. If the people in Manhattan approved the project by a democratic vote twice why are people like Florida's Governor elect Rick Scott calling it"Obama Mosque". Sources close to Developer Shariff El Gamal describe him more as a aspiring Donald Trump rather then a radical Muslim.

It has just been made public that Shariff El Gamal has applied for a five million dollar grant to help build the Cultural center in Lower Manhattan. The Grant is administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation (LMDC), which oversaw the $20 billion in federal aid allocated in the wake of 9/11. So not only is this Mosque / Cultural Center being built near Ground Zero it's also using 9/11 funds to be built.

Now that you know this new information how do you feel?

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