Whose bidding is Cuomo doing? “Cuomo To Not Investigate Funds For Islamic Cultural Center,” from NY1 News, September 2 (thanks to Pamela Geller, who has a series of links to mosque leaders’ questionable activities and ties here):
State Attorney General and gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he has no plans to investigate the Islamic community center and mosque.
According to a recent poll, seven out of 10 New York State voters say they want him to look into the project’s financing.
Cuomo said he could not investigate the fundraising for the project because so little money has been raised so far.
He said his office would also need cause to probe the group.
“I hope nobody is suggesting this is a religion that some people don’t like and therefore we should start a government investigation. That would be a terrible and dangerous precedent,” said the Democratic candidate.
Cuomo did note that if anyone has evidence that the project has terrorist ties, that might be cause for an investigation….
OK, Cuomo, how’s this?
“Report: Ground Zero Mosque Investor Contributed to Designated Terror Group,” from FoxNews.com, September 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A key financial backer of the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero once contributed to a U.S.-designated terror group, MyFox New York reports.
Egyptian-born businessman Hisham Elzanaty, who made what is described as a “significant investment” in the Ground Zero mosque project,contributed more than $6,000 in 1999 to the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, also known as HLF, tax records show.
The donations came two years before the federal government shut down HLF and designated it a terror group. Elzanaty’s attorney told MyFox New York that his client believed at the time that he was donating to an orphanage. Elzanaty did not respond to questions.
Federal investigators say the group was set up as a Texas-based charity, but in fact supported Hamas….