A crack in the mosque wall? It seems that Hisham Elzanaty is the real power, the real owner, behind the Ground Zero mega mosque, and he is looking at a new location for this insulting monstrosity.
Elzanaty is a notorious figure. Not only did he donate thousands to Hamas through the Holy Land foundation (the defendant in the largest terror funding trial in US history), Elzanaty ran a Bronx-based medical supply company that had to refund more than $300,000 in Medicaid payments in 2004-2005 because of Medicaid fraud.
Elzanaty was the money behind the Ground Zero Mosque buy, and he states quite emphatically that the thug Gamal is merely a managing agent, a bag man. It is Elzanaty who makes the call on whether the mosque goes forward. He has a new site, and he is reassessing the project near Ground Zero. In the days ahead, Elzanaty plans to meet with the imam of this new mosque and the families of 9/11 victims.
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MYFOXNY.COM - A mosque not too far from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan is now active -- and it's not the one causing all the controversy. Hisham Elzanaty's attorney spoke to Fox 5 about a new mosque at 30 Cliff Street.
Elzanaty, the majority owner in the controversial proposed mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site, told Fox 5's Charles Leaf last week that he only picked the site because he thought it would be a great place to pray.
Now there is such a place, so Elzanaty's attorney went to check it out.
"I had the pleasure of meeting the imam, I spoke with him today," said Wolodymyr Starosolsky. "The people were very kind and very courteous."
Elzanaty and his attorney are now considering whether this location is good enough to replace the project near Ground Zero.
Starosolsky said there are just proposals, ideas.
"There is a long road to go before you get to the end," he said. He also stressed that the person who is the ultimate decision maker is Elzanaty.
In the days ahead, Elzanaty plans to meet with the imam of this new mosque and the families of 9/11 victims. He is reassessing the project near Ground Zero.