November 24, 2010

Mecca On The Hudson?

Chuck here.

First off, in the Duh! Department:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been connected to the terrorist organization Hamas, a federal judge said in a July 2009 ruling just unsealed.
“The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas,” U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.

CAIR, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) had protested to Solis that they were incorrectly named as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2008 trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. Among the allegations, HLF was accused of having provided more than $12 million to Hamas. After a 2007 mistrial, five former HLF officials convictedon 108 counts, ranging from money laundering to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.

Like we hadn’t a clue…

Meanwhile, just down the hall in the Moxi Department:

The so-called ground zero mosque recently applied for a $5 million federal grant from a fund designed to rebuild lower Manhattan after 9/11, reports The Daily Beast’s John Avlon.

Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located two blocks from ground zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter.


While news of the application has not previously been made public, developer Sharif El-Gamal outlined it in closed-door meetings, according to two individuals he spoke with directly. The thirtysomething, Brooklyn-born El-Gamal is motivated more by real estate ambition—one of these sources describes him as aspiring to be the next Donald Trump—than Islamic theology or ideology.

Park51’s developers clearly have a legal right to apply for the grant. A list of Frequently Asked Questions that accompanied the application specifically states that religious organizations can make funding requests for capital projects “as long as the request is for a facility or portion of a facility that is dedicated to non-religious activities or uses.” According to an individual familiar with the Park51 application, it requests funds to cover a number of cultural, educational and community development aspects of the proposed 13-story building—but the prayer room is excluded from the grant application.

Here’s where we hunker down and see if A) the “revelations” about CAIR’s involvements in terrorism will have the effect of curtailing the government’s ass kissing on terrorism’s PR agency, and B) whether or not the same government agrees to pay for Islamofascism’s tribute to their 9/11 “victory” the Park51 Islamic “Cultural Center”.

What we’re doing now is hunkering…

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3 Responses to “Mecca On The Hudson?”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    whether or not the same government agrees to pay for Islamofascism’s tribute to their 9/11 “victory” the Park51 Islamic “Cultural Center”

    Call me a pessimist, but I think our government will pay for the Islamic center.

  2. The Gray Monk Says:

    They’ll get the money - on the grounds that witholding it would ‘discriminate against a disadvantaged minority.’

  3. Chuck Says:

    Always On Watch,

    So do I. Oh, but for the days when our government had a spine and when the electorate had people who weren’t all occasion useful idiots on the ballot. :-(

    Gray Monk

    Yep, I agree 100%.

    But they are disadvantaged — look how they flubbed the detonator in their Detroit attempt last Christmas, and how they failed in Times Square. The disadvantage is defined by their lack of competence.