Why not? It was all just jizya from the ever-credulous kuffar, right?
This comes as no surprise. Everyone behind the Islamic supremacist Ground Zero mosque project was unsavory. Remember that Ground Zero Mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal owns a rat-infested slum with 400 violations, and owes NYC $61,633 in fines, fees and taxes. Rauf is a slumlord also, and as Pamela Geller has noted, he "snagged more than $2 million in public financing to renovate low-income apartments" that he owned in New Jersey, but never made the renovations. Where is that money?
Yet these two Islamic supremacist robber barons, Imam Faisal Rauf and Daisy Khan, were lionized relentlessly by the mainstream media at the height of the Ground Zero Mosque controversy, and are still treated with awed respect. No doubt this will not change that.
"Suit: Money funneled by former ‘Ground Zero’ mosque imam to finance lavish lifestyle: Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf pocketed money for trips, real estate and a fancy car, the suit charges," by Barbara Ross and Larry Mcshane for the New York Daily News, February 5 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, founder and CEO of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, is being accused of swiping donation money intended for the “Ground Zero” mosque to enjoy a lavish lifestyle.
The former imam of the controversial “Ground Zero” mosque used millions of dollars in donations to fund a high-flying lifestyle, a bombshell lawsuit charges.
The court papers, filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, say Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf pocketed $3 million from the Malaysian government and another $167,000 from private donors.
The money — intended to fund The Shariah Index Project — was used by Rauf and his wife Daisy to buy real estate, lavish trips and vacations, entertainment and a luxury sports car, the suit charged.
The project was controversial from the outset because of the cultural center’s proximity to Ground Zero, where thousands died as a result of Islamic extremism.
The mosque project, also known as the Cordoba Center, was intended to combat anti-Islamic sentiment while educating people about the religion.
Rauf was ousted as the religious leader of the planned Muslim community center in January 2011.