The latest reports show a key Ground Zero mosque funder gave thousands of dollars to a front group busted by the feds for funding the Hamas terrorist group.
It’s no wonder current and former members of Congress, state legislators and 9/11 first responders, family, friends and loved ones are gathering on Staten Island on Sunday to protest attempts to build the mosque at Ground Zero.
“Staten Island lost more sons and daughters on that day than any other community,” former Congressman Vito Fossella said of the 9/11 tragedy in an email announcing the protest. “It has been our solemn duty, responsibility, and frankly a privilege to honor the memory for those who lost their life nearly 9 years ago. We must continue to honor those memories and to never forget them.”
“Recently there have been efforts made to construct a mosque near Ground Zero,” Fossella continued. “This proposal has met with tremendous opposition, not only throughout New York City, but across the country as well. We believe that this is not the right location. Just because something may be permitted, does not mean that it’s the right thing to do.”
“So let’s gather this Sunday and speak, which is our right and the right thing to do to continue to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001,” Fossella said.
Dignitaries attending the protest will include Fossella, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), State Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Louis Tobacco, Councilman James Oddo.
If you’d like to join the protest:
Sunday, September 5
FDNY Rescue Company 5 Memorial Garden
Clove Road, between Targee Street and Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY
The New York Post has the latest mosque funding outrage:
An Egyptian-born businessman who lives on Long Island — and who once gave thousands of dollars to a Hamas front group — is a major investor in the proposed mosque near Ground Zero, it was reported last night, in the first disclosure of the money behind the controversial project.
Hisham Elzanaty was a “significant investor” in developer Sharif el-Gamal’s $4.8 million purchase of the former Burlington Coat Factory building, where the mosque and Islamic cultural center will be built, the donor’s lawyer, Wolodymyr Starosolsky, told Fox 5 News.
In 1999, he donated $6,000 to the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which was later shut down because of its ties to terrorism.
The foundation was the largest Islamic charity in the US until the feds froze its assets and designated it a terrorist organization following an FBI probe after 9/11.
In 2008, five of its leaders were convicted of providing material support to Hamas.
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