Ground Zero mosque seeks $5 million in public funds

Ethel C. Fenig
While you've been assaulted and/or exposed to radiation at the airport to thwart a terrorist attack on your flight by some members of an unknown religious, national or ethnic group, the developers of the Ground Zero mosque in lower Manhattan have been busy applying for $5 million in federal grant money for its construction. And the purpose of this grant money? According to John Avlon of The Daily Beast   it was specificallyset aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11 (snip)The application was submitted under a "community and cultural enhancement" grant program administered by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation (LMDC), which oversaw the $20 billion in federal aid allocated in the wake of 9/11 and is currently doling out millions in remaining taxpayer funds for community development. "But, but..." you might sputter if not totally stupefied by this announcement, "what about separation of religion and...(Read Full Post)

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