Pamela Geller notes: “The release today of documents, emails and various exchanges between Mayor Bloomberg and radical Rauf and his motley crew of Islamic supremacists shows evidence of collusion and inappropriate political support/favoritism of the Ground Zero mega mosque. It’s worse than we imagined. Mayor Bloomberg’s offices went to extraordinary lengths for the radicals trying to build a mega mosque at Ground Zero — even writing a letter to the community board for them, newly released documents show….The records of communication between the Office of the Mayor and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf concerning the Cordoba Initiative’s proposed Cordoba House project show that the Mayor, on more than one occasion, improperly collaborated with Rauf and co.”
Yep. Here is the latest:
“City Hall ghostwrote GZ mosque’s letter,” by Sally Goldenberg in the New York Post, December 24 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Dozens of e-mails between Mayor Bloomberg’s aides and developers of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero reveal a cordial, if not downright cozy, relationship and the length to which a top city staffer went to help the project — even drafting a letter for the group soliciting support from the community board, and providing the fax number to send it.
In one exchange, Community Affairs Commissioner Nazli Parvizi penned the draft of a letter to be sent by Daisy Khan, a key sponsor of the project known alternately as Cordoba House or Park51, to the chairperson of Community Board 1, Julie Menin, as the panel prepared to vote on its recommendation on the project.
The letter drafted by Parvizi thanked Menin for being open-minded about the plan for a mosque and cultural center — which by then had become a flashpoint issue around the nation.
Parvizi e-mailed the draft to Khan and her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf — ending with the salutation, “Best, Daisy,” indicating that she actually was preparing Khan’s letter to a city agency.
She also included the fax number and mailing address for CB1 — which ultimately voted in favor of the project in May — and offered further assistance….
Opponents of the plan were furious.
“The mayor was touting, ironically, government not being involved in religion, and here you have the mayor’s staffer assisting in a public-relations campaign on behalf of a mosque and Islamic center,” said Debra Burlingame, whose brother was a pilot of one of the hijacked planes on 9/11.
“I think this is highly improper.”
So do I.