While rumors persist that the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque leaders are in talks to move to another property, the thug Sharif El-Gamal insists that the triumphal mosque at Ground Zero will go up right there. “Mosque Developer Rejects Moving to New Location,” from NBC New York, August 18 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The developer of an Islamic cultural center that would include a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero appear to have rejected Gov. David Paterson’s offer to help them find a different site but a meeting may still be in the works.
On Tuesday, Rep. Peter King said he learned the governor planned to speak with the imam and developers of the mosque and cultural center later this week. Both King and Paterson are scheduled to discuss the issue on Larry King Live tonight.
Lead developer Sharif El-Gamal told NY1 yesterday no meeting had been scheduled yet. Since Paterson first offered to help broker a new location for the mosque last week, however, El-Gamal has insisted the subject was not up for debate, stressing the proximity of the planned center to Ground Zero was not an issue.
“Park51 is a community center. It is two blocks north of the World Trade Center site,” El-Gamal told NY1. “In New York City, two blocks is a great distance. There are some buildings in New York that have their own zip codes. There is such a scarcity of space in New York, especially in Lower Manhattan. Keep in mind this is a small island, so we are nowhere near the World Trade Center site.”…
So the mosque has nothing to do with the Ground Zero site, eh? In reality, El-Gamal is (surprise of surprises!) lying. Last December the New York Times reported that Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said, “New York is the capital of the world, and this location close to 9/11 is iconic” and was happy that the mosque would be on the site of a building “where a piece of the wreckage fell.” Pamela Geller has recently noticed that the Times has now scrubbed Rauf’s quote. It didn’t fit the mosque leaders’ new line, as reflected in El-Gamal’s words above, and so down the Memory Hole it went.