How the 'Ground Zero Mosque' became 'above market-rate' luxury condos
This weekend, we learned that the developer of the "Ground Zero Mosque" site, the long-in-the-works Muslim community center and prayer space that would have been located blocks from the World Trade Center, had bowed under public pressure and instead will turn the site into a luxury condo.. Show More Summary
After purchasing a Ground Zero–adjacent lot in 2009 with plans to build an Islamic cultural center, developer Sharif El-Gamal was met with such outrage that he abandoned the project in 2011 and revealed a proposal this week to instead build luxury condos at the site. What do you think?
The debate over whether or not a mosque should be built at Ground Zero is finally over. The developer has announced that, instead of a 15-story mega-mosque, he’ll be building
Developer Sharif El-Gamal inspired a national controversy when in 2010 he proposed plans to build a 15-story Islamic center just blocks away from Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan. Protesters dubbed the planned Islamic community theShow More Summary
Report: ‘Ground zero mosque’ developer now plans pricey condo for site Switching focus from holy mission to the holy dollar, the developer who was once going to build the scuttled “Ground Zero mosque” is now set on building a pricey condo tower at the Park Place site...
The Corbdoba Mosque is dead! Long live the memory of 9/11! Perhaps that is a bit optimistic, but for now the Ground Zero Mosque project has been scuttled. Pamela Geller
Manhattan developer Sharif El-Gamal has settled on constructing a luxury condominium instead of his “Ground Zero mosque.”
Remember the "Ground Zero Mosque," the long-in-the-works Muslim community center and prayer space located blocks from the World Trade Center site? Well something is finally going up at the location, and it's exactly what you think it is (assuming you read the headline): luxury condos. [ more › ]
It's been four years since Manhattan developer Sharif El-Gamal shelved plans for a 15-story Islamic cultural center, near Ground Zero, that drew international debate. He's looking to attract a... To view the full story, click the title link.
On the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Pamela Geller stood before thousands of people crowding a street near Ground Zero and chanted “No mosque here!”
Sept. 11. Afghanistan. Iraq. Fort Hood. The ground zero mosque. ISIS. Paris.
The wildly controversial "Ground Zero mosque"—a proposed Islam community center that, in 2010, attracted the ire of politicos like Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani—is back, and French starchitect Jean Nouvel has been tapped by developers to build it. It's a...
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) is slated to be the keynote speaker at an event honoring the notorious Ground Zero Mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan. Rauf and Khan are respected, even revered, in the mainstream media, and enjoy a reputation as moderate, reasonable, thoughtful, and wise. Show More Summary
Bart Barper, who pastors First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas, spoke about religious freedom and sexuality at last month's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's annual leadership summit that was held in Nashville, Tennesse.
The New York Times did a big write-up on the latest developments on the now-scrapped Ground Zero mosque plan. The notorious provocateur, Ground Zero mosque developer Sharif el-Gamal, unveiled a new plan to build a three-story museum “dedicated to exploring the faith of Islam.” Oh, the irony. Show More Summary
A 5,000-square-foot, three-story museum dedicated to Islam is planned at Ground Zero. The New York Times reported, via Religion of Peace: The developer whose proposal to build a Muslim community center and mosque near the World Trade Center failed amid … Continue reading ?
The developer behind a proposed Muslim community center and mosque that would have opened blocks away from the World Trade Center announced his intentions Wednesday to build a three-story museum dedicated to Islam in the same area.
After four years as a lightning rod for conservative and anti-Muslim groups, as well as some families of 9/11 victims, the long-planned Muslim community center and prayer space located blocks from the World Trade Center site—aka the "Ground Zero" mosque—might actually become a different kind of space. [ more › ]
The Ground Zero Zero Mosque, which caused such a stir in 2010 because of its close proximity to the very spot where America was attacked by Islamists on 9/11, is being demolished. And the person demolishing it is the same person who argued for its existence--Sharif El-Gamel. Show More Summary