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Ground Zero Imam Embezzled $3 Million from Ground Zero Mosque

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 5, 2013 @ 6:15 pm In The Point | 15 Comments


“This is how much of your money I stole.”

That’s Ground Zero Mosque Imam 1.0, Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, slumlord and bringer of peace to all mankind. There have been others since and everyone from the owner of the Ground Zero Mosque to the Imam are entangled in more criminality than you can shake a Koran at.

Shaken, no doubt, by the Islamophobia of New Yorkers who didn’t want to see a megamosque near the place where Muslims murdered 3,000 people, Imam Rauf and his charming wife Daisy sought comfort in a massive spending spree [2] using money donated to build the megamosque.

Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, founder and CEO of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, is being accused of swiping donation money intended for the “Ground Zero” mosque to enjoy a lavish lifestyle.

The former imam of the controversial “Ground Zero” mosque used millions of dollars in donations to fund a high-flying lifestyle, a bombshell lawsuit charges.

The court papers, filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, say Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf pocketed $3 million from the Malaysian government and another $167,000 from private donors.

The money — intended to fund The Shariah Index Project — was used by Rauf and his wife Daisy to buy real estate, lavish trips and vacations, entertainment and a luxury sports car, the suit charged.

The lawsuit additionally charged Rauf of hiding his scheme to use non-profit money to pay for his pleasure by lying on income tax returns in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Rauf is being sued by the Deak Family Foundation which was a big funder of the whole project, run by Robert Leslie Deak, [3] a guy whose bio is odd to say the least [4].

In any case, we can congratulate Imam Rauf for using Islamist money the right way, by blowing it on Western decadence. May more of his brothers and sisters follow in his devout example.

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[2] Imam Rauf and his charming wife Daisy sought comfort in a massive spending spree: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/02/ground-zero-mosque-imam-rauf-accused-of-stealing-donations-using-them-to-finance-lavish-lifestyle.html

[3] Robert Leslie Deak,: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1074802,00.html

[4] bio is odd to say the least: http://observer.com/2010/09/untangling-the-bizarre-cia-links-to-the-ground-zero-mosque/

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