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Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Pamela Geller, founder, editor and publisher of the popular and award-winning weblog AtlasShrugs.com. She is the co-author (with Robert Spencer) of the The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (forward by Ambassador John Bolton).
FP: Pamela, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
So what can you tell us about the imam shakeup at the Cordoba Initiative/Park 51, the group behind the projected Ground Zero Mosque?
Geller: Jamie, the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan are out, and an imam from Washington, D.C., Abdullah Adhami, is in. More imams will be added later.
FP: What meaning do we derive from this?
Geller: First, it means that we won. We are declaring victory. It seems clear that Rauf had to go because he had become a liability to the taqiyya project of the Ground Zero mosque. And that is because of the light we shed on his true beliefs and allegiances. Rauf snagged more than $2 million in public financing to renovate low-income apartments he owns in New Jersey. He took the money and never made the repairs, forcing good people to live with vermin and dilapidation. Slumlord Rauf is also a prominent member of the Perdana organization, a leading funder of the flotilla launched against Israel by the genocidal Islamic terror group, IHH. He has made extreme statements like “the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims.”
We exposed Imam Rauf. He is now attempting to crawl back under his rauf. The New York Times says that his dismissal was “announced unilaterally by Mr. Abdul Rauf’s partner in the project, Sharif el-Gamal.” Apparently there’s some bad blood there.
FP: Tell us about el-Gamal.
Geller: Sharif el-Gamal is the developer who is behind the Ground Zero mosque. This charlatan has said, “when you beat someone up physically, you get exercise & stress relief.” The thug El-Gamal is also a deadbeat. This man who plans to build a 150-million-dollar mosque was evicted from his office for non-payment of rent, and he has another big debt he skipped out on, an unrepaid loan. It also came to light last summer that he owed $224,270.77 in back property tax on the mosque site, and failed to pay its bills in January and July.
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