From the November 22 edition of the New York Daily News:
(and bullshit , the money won't go to building the Temple of Doom at the WTC)
"Developers of a mosque near Ground Zero are fanning a new flame of controversy by applying for a $5 million federal grant reserved for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan.
"I think it's an insult to the 9/11 families. It's another smack in the face," said retired FDNY Deputy Chief Jim Riches, whose 29-year-old son, Jim, a firefighter, was killed on 9/11.
"I think it's becoming more and more comical," he said of the latest twist over the proposed 13-story Islamic community center and mosque. "Now
we're going to have to pay for it."
Sharif El-Gamal, developer of the proposed Park Place project, confirmed his group has applied for the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. grant.
He said the grant would fund social service programs open to all lower Manhattan residents--such as domestic-violence prevention, Arabic and
other foreign language classes--and two multicultural art exhibits.
Grant money would not go to pay for the mosque at the 13-story center two blocks from Ground Zero, according to a report posted on TheDailyBeast.com Monday."
Full story: HERE