Thursday, September 09, 2010

'If Someone Wants To Give Me 18 or 20 Million Dollars Today, It's All Theirs'

It appears at least one of the very shady Ground Zero Mosque investors is ready to jump ship.

For a price.
A major investor in the mosque near Ground Zero said yesterday he is ready to pull the plug and sell some or all of the site if the price is right.

Hisham Elzanaty, an Egyptian-born businessman who says he provided a majority of the financing to gain control over the two buildings where an Islamic community center and mosque would be built, said he already has received offers for three times the $4.8 million price of the site.

"Develop it, raze it, sell it," Elzanaty, who lives on Long Island, told the Associated Press.

"If someone wants to give me 18 or 20 million dollars today, it's all theirs."
Curious since $18 million was the original price but this crew allegedly got the land for $4.5 million.
The Post reported on Sunday that developer Kevin Glodek had offered $18 million cash in 2007 but was rejected by the family that owned the Park Place site at the time.

Elzanaty said one of the buildings is worth millions if it is redeveloped, and he intends to seize the opportunity.

He said he would like to see the other building turned into a mosque, but if his community doesn't come forward with enough cash for him to break even, he will turn it over to someone else.

"I'm a businessman. This was a mere business transaction for me," said Elzanaty, who owns medical clinics in New York City and invests in real estate on the side.
Meanwhile, the imam on the State Department payroll continues to rub salt in the wound of 9/11 families by spouting lefty talking points. Raelly bringing us all together.
Rauf predicted such a backlash would be even harsher than the global protests that resulted over cartoon images of the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper.
Hmmm. If I didn't know any better I'd say that was a threat.
He said that had he known the proposed mosque would have created as much opposition as it has, he wouldn't have proposed it for a site two blocks north of the World Trade Center.

But he dismissed the claim by 9/11 families that the property is on sacred ground.

"This is not Ground Zero proper. No one's body is in that location," said Rauf. "You can't say a place that has strip joints is sacred ground."
Yet Rauf and the Bloombergs of the world wonder why people want no part of this.

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