Bloomberg’s Office Spearheaded Drive for Ground Zero Mosque

More details. Coincidentally, several Muslims on Bloomberg’s staff were deeply involved in helping the Islamist’s victory mosque that most New Yorker’s oppose. No help for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed by Muslims on 9/11. From Judicial Watch:

Mayor Bloomberg’s Office Spearheaded Drive for Ground Zero Mosque Approval According to Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s office that show his office was instrumental in helping Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, his wife Daisy Khan and their partner Sharif el-Gamal obtain approval for a massive mosque and “community center” to be built in the shadow of Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to an open records request and related lawsuit, included email correspondence between top officials inside the Mayor’s office and supporters of the Ground Zero Mosque, a project spearheaded by the Rauf-led Cordoba Initiative.  Among the highlights:

  • A May 10, 2010, email from Daisy Khan, listed as Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, to Fatima Shama, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs:  “Is there a good time to chat tomorrow.  We need some guidance on how to tackle the opposition.”

  • A letter supporting the Ground Zero Mosque drafted by Nazi Parvizi, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, to Julie Menin, Chairman of Manhattan’s Community Board 1, which had considered a resolution supporting the mosque.  Parvizi crafted the letter for Daisy Khan’s signature, asking the board to temporarily withdraw the mosque resolution due to public outrage over the project.  Parvizi described the purpose of the letter in a May 15, 2010, email:  “What the letter will do, I hope, is get the media’s attention off everyone’s backs and give you guys time to regroup on your strategy as discussed…”

  • A legal review of the Menin letter sent to the Mayor’s office by Rauf on May 15, 2010.  The letter contemplates the impact withdrawing the Community Board 1 resolution could have on the effort to de-designate the mosque site as a historical landmark at a June 22, 2010, Landmark Commission meeting, thus allowing the project to move forward:

“The Borough President (and Councilmember Chin) have a firm policy at speaking up at public agencies only after the community board has taken a position on an item.  So withdrawing the resolution may affect their thinking about how helpful they can be on June 22.  That in itself may not be fatal to getting [the site] de-designated but I do know that [Landmark Commission] Chairman Tierney was looking forward to having the ‘political cover’ their support would bring him.”  The Landmark Commission ultimately decided to de-designate the property.

  • A May 7, 2010, congratulations email from Shama to Rauf, Khan and el-Gamal after the Community Board 1 finance subcommittee expressed support for the Ground Zero Mosque project:  “Again-congratulations!!!  This is very exciting for all of you and the community at large! Daisy, as always – you were AMAZING last night – thank you!”

  • A May 7, 2010, email from Khan to Rauf, el-Gamal and Shama after the finance subcommittee vote:  “Just spoke with Commissioner Nazli Parvizi.  She will call Julie Mennon [sic] to thank them for passing the resolution and ask how she can assist.”

  • A January 2010 email exchange documenting Shama’s successful attempt to expedite a temporary public assembly permit so supporters of the Ground Zero Mosque could conduct prayers at the site.

  • A series of email exchanges regarding a September 18, 2009, meeting between Shama, Rauf, el-Gamal, Khan and others from the Ground Zero Mosque project.  A September 22, 2009, follow-up email summarized the meeting:  “It was wonderful to be with everyone…on Friday night…Fatima mentioned that there are a number of concrete next steps that need to be undertaken re: the Cordoba House.  In terms of a point person and centralized contact, please advise Fatima as to whom she should be in direct contact with on these and all other Cordoba House matters moving forward.”

  • An April 22, 2010, email from Khan to Shama asking Shama to sign a letter of support for the Ground Zero Mosque project.  “We have been honored to have developed a relationship with you over the last years…we consider you amongst our closest allies and friends.”  The email included a draft letter for Shama to sign.

In July 2010, Mayor Bloomberg told reporters it was “un-American” to investigate the individuals behind the Ground Zero Mosque.  Shortly thereafter, on August 9, 2010, Judicial Watch filed Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests with the Mayor’s office, seeking contacts between city officials and Rauf and controversial Muslim organizations.  On November 4, 2010, after receiving no response from Mayor Bloomberg’s office to its request and a subsequent administrative appeal, Judicial Watch filed a petition with the New York State Supreme Court to compel the Mayor’s office to comply with the open records requests.  Judicial Watch received the documents just before Christmas on December 23, 2010.

These new documents show that Mayor Bloomberg’s office was working hand in glove with the Muslim activists driving the unpopular Ground Zero mosque project.  Now we know what the Mayor was trying to hide and why his office couldn’t bother to comply with the Freedom of Information Law.  New Yorkers want honesty and transparency from their Mayor, not obfuscation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

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18 thoughts on “Bloomberg’s Office Spearheaded Drive for Ground Zero Mosque

  1. I spoke at one of those ‘community’ board one meetings. It was palpable in the air that Julie Menin knew something…and I wanted to take that gavel she kept banging and bang her with it. What a stupid snotty bitch she is. I hope she loves wearing a burkah and all the sharia crap.

    Bloomberg is a sickening man equal in evil to Soros who worked for Hitler. How is BloomMOSLEM any different?

  2. I was going to post that Bloomberg is a total idiot, I was wrong he is a traitor to all who died on 9/11 at the hands of Islam.

  3. While Bloomberg may be a traitor to this country, he is also an idiot. Doesn’t he know that he will be among the first to be beheaded? The Koran commands Muslims to “Cut the neck” of Jews and infidels (That would be us.) They fully intend to carry this out as soon as we have been betrayed to the extent that those cowardly, barbarians gain the upper hand. It will be bye-bye Bloomberg.


    Pres. Lincoln stated: “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.” But several Bible verses are embarrassing to Pres. Obama:
    Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): “It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury – how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!”
    Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under “a servant who becomes king.”
    And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: “let thy words be few…a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.”
    Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he’s destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
    Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
    For some stunning info on Pres. Obama and his fellow subversives, Google “Michelle Obama’s Allah-day,” “Obama Supports Public Depravity,” “David Letterman’s Hate Etc.,” “Un-Americans Fight Franklin Graham” and also “Sandra Bernhard, Larry David, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman.”
    PS – Since Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note “taken away”), Christians everywhere should constantly pray that the Lord will soon “take away” or at least overthrow all US leaders, including Obama, who continue to sear their conscience and arrogantly trample the God-given rights of the majority including the rights of the unborn. Do we need a second American Revolution?

  5. I’m certainly not a legal scholar, but it seems to me that directing municipal employees to work towards this-or any-religious project where the objective is to establish a house of worship against the will of the people is a violation of the anti-establishment clause of the First Amendment. Emperor Bloomberg might have the bucks to buy his 3rd term, but hopefully The Constitution isn’t for sale. It is past time to recall Bloomberg.

  6. Wishing all of you:


    My best wishes are also for all Muslims, and especially to those who love and worship God in spirit and in truth.

    May God have all our praises!

  7. I am telling you;it’s the sausage.The entire Muslim conspiracy is the removal of sausage from the diet .We must continue to promote Jimmy Dean in his quest for sausage domination though-out the middile east and even Mecca .and please!…ADD SAGE TO THE MIX…..



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