What a pair, the extremist slumlord and the deadbeat mug. Sort of fits perfectly with the idea of the Ground Zero Islamic supremacist mosque, doesn't it? No decent human being would consider such a stab in the eye.
The thug El-Gamal, developer of the Ground Zero mosque, is a deadbeat. Taxes and now loans. Mr. $150 million dollar mosque man, who was evicted from his office for non-payment of rent, has another big debt he skipped out on, an unrepaid loan. Back in August, I posted that the thug El-Gamal hadn't paid his taxes. He owed $224,270.77 in back property tax on the site, and failed to pay its half-yearly bills in January and July, according to the city Finance Department.
That default is a violation of El-Gamal's lease with Con Edison, which owns half of the proposed building site on Park Place. El-Gamal owns the other half but must pay taxes on the entire parcel.
The lease agreement, obtained by The Post, specifies that El-Gamal's company pay taxes on the property and submit receipts to Con Ed.
The utility said it would have to review any possible lease violations.
Mayor Gloomberg ought to be ashamed of himself. He has this lowlife to Gracie Mansion for dinner. Got that?
More Trouble for Mosque Man NY Post (hat tip Davida)
The money woes keep growing for a developer of the Ground Zero mosque.
Valley National Bank is suing Sharif El-Gamal and his real-estate company, Soho Properties, seeking $95,778 plus interest for an unrepaid loan. The firm took out a $100,000 line of credit, guaranteed by El-Gamal, from the bank in 2008, but defaulted in early 2009, according to court papers.
A spokesman for El-Gamal declined to comment yesterday.
El-Gamal moved from the firm's offices in September after his landlord initiated eviction proceedings over $39,000 in back rent.
He also failed to pay his city taxes in January and July, but agreed to a payment plan in September for $270,000, including interest.
El-Gamal has been a leader in the controversial proposal to build a mosque and community center on Park Place, two blocks from the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.