Major Investor in Ground Zero Mosque Contributed Money to Hamas…

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  1. Capitalist

    Capitalist Jeffersonian Liberal

    May 22, 2010
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    (FOX-NY) – Fox 5 News reported Thursday that one of the financial backers of the Islamic mosque and cultural center project in Lower Manhattan once contributed to a terror group, although the investor says the contribution was made because he thought he was giving money to a harmless charity.
    One of the key players in Sharif El-Gamal’s Mosque near Ground Zero is Egyptian born businessman, Hisham Elzanaty. Fox 5 News has learned exclusively and confirmed with Mr. Elzanaty’s attorney that Elzanaty made a “significant investment” in the development of the mosque near Ground Zero.
    Fox 5 has also uncovered Elzanaty has teamed up with El-Gamal on at least two real estate deals: the controversial mosque site and another deal involving a commercial property in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
    In the Chelsea deal, mortgage documents show Elzanaty played a major role signing off as the guarantor on El-Gamal’s $39 million mortgage.
    When Fox 5 News reporter Charles Leaf tracked down Elzanaty outside his Long Island home in Roslyn Heights last week Elzanaty avoided the camera and did not answer a single question about his business dealings with El-Gamal.
    Fox 5 News has also learned that in 1999 Hisham Elzanaty sent money to an organization that would later be deemed by the U.S. government to be a terrorist group.
    The organization was the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, also known as HLF. The now defunct group’s 1999 tax records show Elzanaty contributed more than $6,000 to HLF.
    Two years later, in 2001, HLF was shut down by the federal government and designated as a global terrorist. After a mistrial in 2007, in 2008 five HLF leaders were convicted of providing material support to Hamas.
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) is a non-profit research group that focuses on radical Islamic terrorist groups. The research group shared its information on HLF with Fox 5 News and IPT’s Managing Director, Ray Locker tells us HLF, “masked what their true purpose was, they funneled money to Hamas which used that money to conduct terrorist operations. In many cases they gave that money to the widows and children of so-called martyrs. ”
    Federal investigators say HLF was set up as the largest Muslim charity in the United States based in Richardson, Texas, but from its inception the group existed to support Hamas.
    Mr. Elzanaty’s attorney tells Fox 5 News exclusively his client believed he was making contributions to an orphanage.
    But IPT’s Ray Locker claims even back then TV and newspapers were reporting suspicions of the group’s ties to terror. “If you gave money (to HLF) in 1999 you probably had some inkling that HLF was giving money to Hamas and therefore to terrorist operations,” Locker says.

    Don’t forget, CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terror trial…
  2. 007

    007 Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I don't give a flying fuck how the muslims are trying to play this. I'm not buying their shit.

    This mosque is nothing more than a VICTORY MOSQUE to stand over where they KILLED, MURDERED, SLAUGHTERED, 3,000+ innocent men, women and children in COLD BLOOD, just like all the others they built over places where they KILLED PEOPLE in the name of ISLAM.

    That's the truth of the matter, and if you don't think so, you're one ignorant sons a bitch.
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  3. DavidS

    DavidS Anti-Tea Party Member

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    Hey, Pale... you and I have gone toe-to-toe several times and I have always respected you and I believe the respect has always been returned.

    I agree with you half-way... I don't believe they should be building a mosque near ground zero, HOWEVER; I don't believe that this is some kind of victory mosque over the dead. I just refuse to believe that ALL Muslims have the same mentality. Maybe some do, but there are Muslims that want a place to pray just like there are Christians who want a place to pray and there are Jews who want a place to pray. Every religion has a fundamental right to a house of worship. That being said, I believe it's dis-respectful to the memories of the dead and what happened on 9/11 to build a mosque at the footsteps of their graves. Many people's bodies weren't recovered after the blast so it IS their graveyard.

    But to discriminate against ALL Muslims... first Jews, then blacks now Muslims... we need to stop this mentality and judge a person by their character and not their religion.

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