The Ground Zero Mosque, which caused such a stir in 2010 because of its close proximity to the very spot where Americans were 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.
According to Yahoo News, El-Gamel is a real estate developer who discovered there was no money to be made via the Ground Zero Mosque. He said the project suffered from “a lack of financial support from the Muslim community.”
A consultant who works closely with El-Gamel said the developer simply “couldn’t raise the funds” without help from the Muslim community.
Besides the lack of money, a piece of one of the planes that hit the WTC towers was recently discovered on the property on which the mosque was being built. These both contribute to a situation in which El-Gamel “seems to be in such a rush to do the job that he has filed for the permits [to demolish] before he actually becomes the…owner” of the building.”
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