Report on various actions being taken to stop the Ground Zero mega mosque over at WND:
The building was purchased last July by real-estate company Soho Properties, a business run by Muslims. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Kuwait-born founder of ASMA, was an investor in that transaction.
Rauf has announced his plans to turn the building into a complete Islamic cultural center, with a mosque, a museum, "merchandising options," and room for seminars to reconcile religions, "to counteract the backlash against Muslims in general," Speigel reported. The project may cost as much as $150 million. Plans for the facility also include a 500-seat performing arts theater, fitness center, swimming pool, library, public conference rooms, basketball courts and restaurants, according to the Tribeca Tribune.
But Brown wants to know where the funding for the project is coming from
Rauf recently refused during a live radio interview to condemn violent jihad groups as terrorists. He repeatedly refused on-air to affirm the U.S. designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization or call the Muslim Brotherhood extremists.
Meanwhile, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has said he objects to the idea of an Islamic mosque at the site of Ground Zero.
Likewise, former U.S. representative and Republican candidate for New York governor Rick Lazio has requested an investigation into the project's funding sources. In the following video posted on YouTube, Brown publicly thanked Lazio for standing with him in his effort to block the mosque construction at Ground Zero:
In June, a crowd estimated at between 5,000 and 10,000 people thronged the site of the future mosque in protest of the plans.
Now the Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected to determine whether to block the building plans and designate the building as a landmark. A decision could come as early as next month.