And this self-righteous subversive.... lectures us. Now that's rich. Don't talk to me about building a 16-story Islamic supremacist mosque on Ground Zero, don't talk to me about building bridges (one way to Islam); build and repair your slums, you vile little man with the caliph complex.
Union City inspectors testify that there's still work to be done on controversial imam's building NJ.com hat tip her royal wyness
Union City housing and health inspectors spent nearly 90 minutes on the witness stand today, testifying in Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City that some violations still exist at the Central Avenue building owned by the imam who wants to build a mosque at Ground Zero.
The city wants to collect the rent and make sure that 2206 Central Ave. is properly maintained.
The owner, Feisal Abdul Rauf, was cited with more than 200 housing and health code violations over the past two months.
Tomas Espinosa, the lawyer for the imam, urged Judge Thomas Olivieri to reject the city's plan to take over the 16-unit building, saying the violations have been remedied.
Alejandro Velazquez, Ana Mansilla, Yordi Mesa and Don Montesano, all inspectors with Union City, testified that repairs have not been completed.
Union City contends that there is a sewer pipe that has not been not capped as well as an abandoned hot water heater in the basement that could lead to a buildup of carbon monoxide in the building.
The city also told the judge it is seeking $6,840 as compensation for a fire watch at the building from Oct. 8 to Oct. 13, when sections of the fire escape were being replaced and reinforced.
The judge adjourned the hearing until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. The imam, Abdul Rauf, did not attend the hearing.