Maybe Sharif El-Gamal, whose vague and misleading explanations of why Ground Zero needs an Islamic supremacist mega-mosque I discussed here, is feeling the pressure from the increasing public opposition that his group’s arrogant and imperious stance has provoked.
“SoHo properties, developer of Park51 mosque near Ground Zero, willing to talk about moving,” by Glenn Blain for the New York Daily News, August 13 (thanks to Block Ness):
Albany – Sponsors of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero are not slamming the door on Gov. Paterson’s idea to build the center someplace else.
“We are open to a conversation to find out more on what the governor has in mind,” the center, Park51, said in a Twitter post yesterday.
While mosque opponents charge the chosen site is insensitive to 9/11 victims, Paterson doesn’t oppose the planned location.
He suggested earlier this week it might ease tensions if the center was further away from Ground Zero, and raised the possibility of offering state-owned land.
“I would hope that whatever spirituality exists would compel the developers to sit down and have this conversation,” Paterson said on WOR’s “The John Gambling Show” yesterday.
Mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal has said the group is interested in hearing from Paterson but added that “this has always been about serving lower Manhattan.”
He did not return calls and emails yesterday.
Meanwhile, in another Twitter post, Park51 attacked GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio, a fervent mosque critic, as “islamiphobic.”…
Still playing the same old tired game.