Money Trail of the Ground Zero Victory Mosque

Sharif El-Gamal

In typical liberal fashion, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wants to investigate the patriotic Americans who oppose the spit-in-your eye plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City where Islamic terrorists murdered nearly 3,000 Americans on 911.

And like the typical “mainstream” media, American journalists are more interested in doing that or doing nothing than actually following the money trail of those who want to erect this insult to America. Leave it to Fox News to attempt what the rest of the “mainstream” media won’t do.

In the first video below which came out on Wednesday, Fox News attempted to interview Sharif El-Gamal, a 37 year old developer. Just a few years ago, he was waiting tables and now he’s a multi-million dollar developer. Hmmmm.

His company, Soho Properties, owns the old Burlington Coat Factory where Islamists plan to erect the Ground Zero Victory Mosque.  He paid for the property–where landing gear from one of the planes that hit the WTC crashed through the roof–in cash.  When local Fox reporter Charles Leaf tried to interview him, El-Gamal ran from the camera.

For a guy who was a waiter just a few years ago, El-Gamal has taken to throwing around millions of dollars on properties, some of which have sold for remarkable prices in soft market conditions.

It seems someone named Hisham Elzanaty who was born in Egypt is acting as guarantor of one of his loans.  Elzanty, too, was camera-shy.  Multiple attempts at an interview met with the man’s back as he fled.

Fox 5 also found that Elzanty had some trouble with Medicare payments one of his companies should not have received.  He was ordered to repay $331,336 in ill-gotten gains.

Will others in the media join the search for answers?

The second video came out Thursday and follows the money trail further.

Aug. 25

Aug. 26

6 Responses to “Money Trail of the Ground Zero Victory Mosque”

  1. “…Fox hosts criticizing the mosque referred to a Saudi donor who allegedly funds radical groups … without mentioning Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s name, or the fact that he is the second-biggest shareholder in Fox’s parent corporation.”

    http://www.newser.com/story/98802/stewart-fight-terror-stop-watching-fox.html

  2. The problem I have with the videos is that they are full of innuendo, but devoid of any hard facts that would identify any evidence of ‘devious’ funding. But Megan Kelly uses that ‘suspicious’ voice and raises those eyebrows quite effectively to infer something is awry. Not what you would call objective reporting. Megan and the video remind me of Rachel Maddox who also uses innuendo rather than facts to push her agenda. Either are reporters

    Also, I watched the videos twice and never saw anyone ‘running’ or ‘fleeing’ from that field ‘reporter’. I think a lot of people are realizing that it is best never to talk to a field reporter from Fox or MSNBC, because both will twist your words to make their story.

  3. haha “Ground Zero VICTORY Mosque”!
    Hey Bob E., your writing is horrific, I hate when I find an article written like this by an American, it gives us all a bad name, no wonder we’re the most hated nation on this planet.

  4. “Ground Zero Victory Mosque,” you ask? Absolutely. It’s the whole point of the exercise: erect a center of Islamic worship at site of an Islamic victory over the infidels.

    I suspect you find my writing “horrific” because it offends your liberal, anti-American, anti-Christian sensitivities,

    I can understand that you–living in Morocco, and quite possibly a Muslim and not an American–being quite happy about such a thing. But what I find horrific–beyond the deaths of nearly 3,000 fellow Americans–is that a number of my countrymen are willing “useful idiots” in this exercise. Fortunately they are in the minority, meaning there is still hope that my nation may once again find its way.

  5. Hey, all that innuendo and “suspicious” tone is SOP for “mainstream” media reports on conservatives–and I’m talking way more outlets than just MSNBC. What’s the big deal?

    The point is, (a) Nancy Pelosi would rather investigate the patriotic Americans opposed to this deliberate insult than those determined to perpetrate this insult–who are, incidentally, of the same religion and similar political disposition as those who flew the airplanes into the buildings at ground zero; and (b) we should start kicking in the grey matter to connect some of those “innuendo” dots. As the old saying goes, where there’s smoke, you’ll usually find fire.

  6. I came to this link because I fully thought this article was satirical.
    It deeply saddens me when an American can genuinely be this ignorant.

    You act as if there were no Republicans who wished for liberals who disagreed with Bush policies to be investigated for “anti-Americanism.”
    You suggest that FOX News, a multi-billion dollar branch of an even bigger company, is not “mainstream news.” Were you aware that FOX News broadcasts to 102 million American households and also in foreign countries, like Canada, Brazil, France, Scandinavia, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, and Singapore? Why Singapore? Because they can.
    Your political cartoon suggests that the anti-mosque movement is small and innocent. Were you aware of the huge anti-mosque demonstration in front of the site in Manhattan, where a black construction worker who was employed to rebuild Ground Zero was violently harassed for falsely being accused of being Muslim? Simply the fact that this man was black led them to violence. They had no other indication that he might be Muslim. And if he was Muslim? Then he would have been harassed for being Muslim. That’s no better than harassing him for being black. They are equally horrible.
    Were you aware that Sharif El-Gamal is fully known to have been buying and selling apartment buildings for a living for years? Did you know he’s refused money offered to the building from Iran?

    I suggest that before you start calling Culture Centers and places of worship monuments–victory markers–to terrorism, you become fully aware of your subject matter and the world you are living in. It is not as confoundedly black and white as Glenn Beck makes it seem.