Ground Zero mosque applied for $5M federal 9/11 grant!

The State Dept used taxpayer funds to buy and distribute a book written by the sharia-preaching Ground Zero imam, while refusing to divulge how taxpayer funds were used to send him around the world promoting Islam. And the giant victory mosque may get $70 million, tax-exempt, public financing and Sharia-compliant loans.

Not to mention that Ground Zero mosque investors are involved in everything from Medicaid fraud (video) to funding Hamas-linked Charities, and the developer has a long history of legal troubles and boasts of being a thug. The imam and his deceptive wife also happen to be slumlords in NJ who refused to meet basic standards of living for their tenants.

Now, these professional con artists are taking it to another level, possibly on the advice of the Obama administration, and asking for $5 million in taxpayer dollars to pay for their Islamic dawah and command center where nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by Muslims in the name of Islam.

via Ground Zero Mosque Applied For Federal 9/11 Grant – 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.

The application was submitted under a “community and cultural enhancement” grant program administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation (LMDC), which oversaw the $20 billion in federal aid allocated in the wake of 9/11 and is currently doling out millions in remaining taxpayer funds for community development. The redevelopment board declined to comment on the application (as did officials from Park51), citing the continuing and confidential process of determining the grant winners.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions that accompanied the application specifically states that religious organizations can make funding requests for capital projects “as long as the request is for a facility or portion of a facility that is dedicated to non-religious activities or uses.” According to an individual familiar with the Park51 application, it requests funds to cover a number of cultural, educational and community development aspects of the proposed 13-story building—but the prayer room is excluded from the grant application.

“If Imam Feisal and his retinue want know why they’re not trusted, here’s yet another reason,” says Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam and director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU, when I asked her about the grant proposal. “The New Yorkers I speak with have questions about Park51. Requesting money from public coffers without engaging the public shows a staggering lack of empathy—especially from a man who says he’s all about dialogue.”

Part of the strangeness of the application is that it blows past the suggested range of $100,000 to $1 million that these grants are supposed to fall to within (I’m told the entire pool for this round of cultural funding will come in under $20 million). According to the two sources knowledgeable about the thinking behind the proposal, the strategy behind the $5 million ballpark was trying to yield a higher figure in the end.

But the project likely doesn’t qualify for a grant in the first place. Specifically, the grant criteria mandate a demonstration of a project’s financial feasibility, based on benchmarks set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The government will help complete development projects—but it does not provide seed capital. And in their last public financial statement, Park51 was found to have less than $20,000 in the bank for a project with a slated cost of $100 million.

Contact your elected officials…ASAP.

Update: Contact the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, via Doug Hagmann’s CFP post:

Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 962-2300
Fax: (212) 962-2431 / 33

LMDC Board of Directors

Avi Schick, Chairman
John C. Whitehead, Founding Chairman
Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr.
Amanda M. Burden
Robert Douglass
Peter Davidson
Timothy Gilchrist
Robert M. Harding
Caswell Holloway
Thomas S. Johnson
Kate D. Levin
Robert K. Steel
Julie Menin
Kevin M. Rampe
William C. Rudin
Carl Weisbrod
John Zuccotti


19 thoughts on “Ground Zero mosque applied for $5M federal 9/11 grant!

  1. Where would the money come from? The government can not receive, by law, money from the government for a religious enterprise. It would have to come from Obama’s “stash” he has hidden from us!


      “Yes Lord! Help us for we are fighting Your battle to promote Your ISLAM which Jesus preaches in Matthew 7:21-24, John 15:13, John 13:34-35, etc—to combat the islam which that divine impostor allah wants to foist on mindless, craven and benighted people to confuse and tarnish Your Good and Glorious Name as the Creator God of Wisdom, Benevolence, Peace, Goodness and Omnipotence. Amen!”

  2. A few months ago, we were saying that attempting to build the GZ Mosque was the ultimate insult. Now, we are learning how wrong we were. Asking us to pay for this monument is like asking a murder victim to pay for the gun used to end his/her life. Unthinkable! My question is, “How much more of this will we put up with before we say HELL NO!?”

    • a grant for 5x what the grant application allows, for a purpose the application does not allow, for something 70% of Americans don’t want, including many Muslims… considering the people behind it are rife with financial problems and fraud that is audacious…

      • Very well said, “creeping”

        Good that you are advising people on how they can reach out to their political and government office-holders with their feedbacks and protests. Because it is pointless for us to be telling to the concerted here and not doing anything.

        Every one of us must do our part to protect, defend and save America from stealth jihads and the Shariazation of America.

        “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:7.

  3. Enough of this “religion” bullsh*t to hide behind, it’ isn’t a religion, it’s a cult and an violent ideology. They don’t deserve ANY “religious” rights whatsoever and anyone who believes differently is deluded and is helping America commit suicide with the help of islam.

    “”..Islam is “a totalitarian theocratic political ideology, it is not a religion.”-Alan West

    Pass this quote far & wide until people finally believe it.


      Right, Keep up your god work, “When ‘Pigs’ Fly”! I fully agree with you.

      islam is a violent and death cult ideology—because it is not the ISLAM preaches by Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23. In John 15:13, the ISLAM of Jesus is to die for others, not slaughter them, as among the finest ways to worship a Benevolent, Truthful and Omnipotent God (the ALLAH Who had taken Jesus to Heaven to be with Him. re An-Nisaa 4:158); not the largely senseless, sensual and self-serving islam of Mohammed and his impotent and murderous allah.

  4. “CREEPING”,

    On the 23 Nov, I first wrote about GZ Mosque developer applying for $5 million federal funding before you did here. And you deleted my post. No objection if did so.

    Just for record purpose. Thank you.

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