Some clips from recent appearances of Sharif el-Gamal, the intended owner of the Ground Zero mosque (once someone in Saudi Arabia coughs up the rest of the money)
El-Gamal is also the newly revealed waiter cum real estate mogul and also a thug who punches out tenants who don’t pay their rent; but doesn’t bother to pay his taxes on the Ground Zero Mosque . Why bother ! After all, as he so coyly revealed at a CB #1 meeting , “I am a resource”…
Thanks to Ravi in the comments section for the next tid-bit, The billion dollar face behind NY mosque (and , of course, are any of us SURPRISED?)
Saudi Arabia’s Al-Waleed bin Talal is back in the spotlight for allegedly being one of the financers of the mosque near 9/11 Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan.
One of the richest men in the world, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has recently been named as being one of the financers behind the planned Islamic center in downtown Manhattan by Fox News — which is owned by a company in which, ironically, he is also a major stakeholder, reports Foreign Policy magazine.
It is believed that bin Talal has pumped more than $300,000 into the project headed by New York imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as part of the prince’s campaign to ‘improve the image of Islam among the American public.’
It is to be noted that in October 2001, following the World Trade Center attacks, New York mayor Rudy Giuliani turned down a $10 million donation from Al-Waleed for disaster relief after the prince suggested the United States ‘must address some of the issues that led to such a criminal attack,’ and ‘re-examine its policies in the Middle East.’
However, Giuliani interpreted his statements as drawing ‘a moral equivalency between liberal democracies like the United States, like Israel, and terrorist states and those who condone terrorism.’