Should the developers of the Ground Zero Mosque use the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to fundraise for their Islamic mosque, set to be constructed on the site where wreckage from one of the planes used in that terrorist attack landed?
That is exactly what the developers of the Ground Zero Mosque are doing. A little over a month before the anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11, Sharif El-Gamal, the developer of the Ground Zero Mosque, launched a $7 million fundraising campaign to culminate on September 10, 2011. That’s right, the same Islamic mosque, whose leading donor is being sued for a $5 million insurance scam, is using the day before America is set to commemorate the solemn 10th anniversary of 9/11 as their fundraising deadline.
Just when you think the Ground Zero Mosque developers couldn’t get any more insensitive to the thousands of families who lost loved ones on that horrific day a decade ago, they go a pull a stunt like this – it’s just sickening!
I was on Fox News over the weekend debating Zead Ramadan, a spokesman for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – a group that was named an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a terrorist funding case. Notice, in the video above, that he was asked a very simple question: “Is it a coincidence? Is it something that maybe could have been finessed differently” than to use the day before September 11th as a fundraising deadline – and he repeatedly refused to answer the question.
More via WNYC.org, New Push to Build a Mosque Near Ground Zero:
Mr. El-Gamal denied that the September 10 fundraising deadline had any connection to the tenth anniversary of 9/11. He called it a “motivational deadline” for people who want to support the project. Another project supporter suggested that the date, 9/10/11, may have been chosen for its numerological significance.
Less than 75 people attended the kick-off dinner, which had been advertised in ethnic newspapers and on foreign-language TV channels aimed at Muslim immigrants. Among those who showed up were a half dozen imams from around the country and representatives of the Nation of Islam, a mainly African-American sect. Some at the event speculated that many supporters of the project were scared to show up because of the negative publicity it received last year.
According to an unofficial estimate, the fundraiser netted more than $200,000, including a $100,000 loan from a mosque in Midtown Manhattan. That is on top of $1.5 million organizers said they had raised previously.
Back posts on the chief Islamo-thug behind the Ground Zero victory mosque here.