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Founder of Ground Zero Mosque 'spent more than $3 MILLION on lavish trips, luxury sports cars..
The London Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 02/05/2013 9:12:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The founder of the controversial Ground Zero Mosque allegedly spent more than $3 million that had been donated to charity to fund a first-class lifestyle that involved 'lavish trips, luxury sports cars and personal real estate.'

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was slapped with a $20 million lawsuit by, Robert Leslie Deak, a major backer to his nonprofit who alleges the wild spending in the papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Rauf's charity, the Cordoba Initiative, received $3 million from the Malaysian as well as another $167,000 from private donors. That money was meant to counter anti-Islamic sentiment but instead went to Rauf's private life, the lawsuit alleges.

Deak also claims that Rauf 'falsified' the nonprofit’s 'tax returns for 2008, 2009 and 2010 by failing to report receipt of funds from foreign sources and transfers of funds.'

Rauf's lawyer adamantly denied the allegations, the New York Post reported.

'He's going to vigorously defend them and show that it has no basis,' the lawyer, Paul Knight, said of his client.Rauf served as the Imam of the Ground Zero Mosque until being ousted in January 2011...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 911; abdul; bloomberg; cordobainitiative; crdoba; feisal; fraud; groundzero; hillary; islam; islamiccharity; newyork; ny; rauf; statedepartment; wtc
Elmer Gantry with a beard?
1 posted on 02/05/2013 9:12:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ragheads, gota love’m. /s


2 posted on 02/05/2013 9:15:11 PM PST by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Muhammed Madoff


3 posted on 02/05/2013 9:16:54 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t Raug travel to various places on behalf of the president as an ambasador at large a couple of years ago?
seems to me he went to Egypt and some other places during the controversical start up of the 911 mosque called the cordoba mosque. anybody remember?


4 posted on 02/05/2013 9:47:08 PM PST by munin
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To: munin

Should be Rauf, must start to use spell check


5 posted on 02/05/2013 9:48:45 PM PST by munin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone who spent two minutes researching Feisal Abdul Rauf when he first came to notoriety would type him as a crook. At the time of the Ground Zero Mosque circus Rauf was tied up in New Jersey civil court for fraud and various violations resulting from being a slum lord. Anybody who was stupid enough to give this guy money deserves what they got. This includes a lot of Saudi oil sheiks.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2010/09/union_city_mayor_heaps_scorn_o.html

6 posted on 02/05/2013 10:04:51 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t this be tried in a Sharia court?


7 posted on 02/06/2013 3:02:04 AM PST by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


8 posted on 02/06/2013 3:26:16 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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