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November 22, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque Puts-In for 5 Million in Grants [rdbrewer]

From John Avlon.

Developers of the controversial Park51 Islamic community center and mosque located two blocks from Ground Zero earlier this month applied for roughly $5 million in federal grant money set aside for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11th, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

. . .

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.

Once again, the question is not whether they have a legal right to federal dollars; it's wether they should access them. The ground zero mosque developers seem to have little interest in propriety and a stunning lack of empathy. Of course. That's how you bring people together. By stepping on their feet.

Thanks to DrewM and Ben.


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