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Two Blocks from Ground Zero and the Man Who Wants to Build the Muslim Mosque

Updated on September 12, 2010
The man behind the Mosque
The man behind the Mosque
How the Mosque would tower over the WTC site (just center left of crane)
How the Mosque would tower over the WTC site (just center left of crane)

A man trying to avoid the headlights

Legally, the Islamic mosque for Muslims two blocks from the al-qaeda killing ground in 2001 can be built.

Mr. Feisal Abdul Rauf (62), a Kuwaiti born cleric (with a degree in Physics from Columbia), who has been here for over 15 years, owns it. His followers include many Muslim Americans. Years ago, even the FBI hired him to teach their agents about Islam. His preaching state that Islam and American democracy are compatible. He wants to modernize Islam and feels America is the place to do it.

Mr. Rauf stated after the 9\11 attacks, that "American policies were an accessory to the crime that happened". Probably not the most intelligent thing for any Muslim to say then or now. But, from another's eyes, America is not always the "chosen one". When it came to how he felt about the Hamas, known terrorists, he dodged the issue and remained aloof.

The Mosque project, called the Cordoba House Project, required about $100 million and hopes to he as large as the one on 92nd St. Yet, Mr. Rauf, has not provided info as to where the money is coming from. Most suspect from Saudi, Kuwaitis and Wahabi madrassas. But Mr. Rauf remains silent only allowing those hating Islam and Muslims more ammunition to attack, verbal or otherwise, which may come to pass. He insists on building this Mosque thingy and this reveals that his main objective is a political statement and using the law to do it.

So, is this a little mosque? Well, 15 stories high, 500 seats, a pool and auditorium. Not a good idea.

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      hughman 6 years ago

      It's another disgrace, an insult to other sons of Abraham. But they never got on anyway. However, the compassion is missing as is any sense of decency. But hey, one can't expect much from some people can you?

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      perrya 7 years ago

      I want to know where the money is coming from.

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      tom hellert 7 years ago from home

      P,

      This Iman is a wolf in sheeps clothing-I could not care less if he was building a synagoge or church- or a "MEGA MOSQUE". Its a commercial area - that could fetch a great tax base as for being anti-muslim-I think the US has enough reasons-

      I don't trust this Iman secret donors? Why not tell us oh ok thats because we will know....

      TH

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      perrya 7 years ago

      Most of the area around this "sacred ground" is some porn- sex shops, pawn shops and other sleezy types. There are some mosques a little further away and a church or two, if I recall. Regardless, this topic is about the man who wants to build it, where is the money coming from, and his real motive.

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      Mr. Happy 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Your title speaks of a "muslim mosque" and I was just wandering, are there non-muslim mosques? Just curious.

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