FROM DR. MUHAMMAD R. ABDUL RAUF TO IMAM FEISAL ABDUL RAUF THE DREAM OF ISLAMIC SUPREMACY LIVES IN NEW YORK CITY.
OBIT, Dec 12, 2004 ....ISLAMIC SCHOLAR TAN SRI DR. MUHAMMAD ABDUL RAUF DIES. Born in Egypt on Dec. 27, 1917 in the town of Abusir, north of Cairo, Dr Abdul Rauf, an Egyptian contemporary of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, was sent to then Malaya by the Al-Azhar University in 1955 to open Kolej Islam in Klang in 1955. Later, he headed the Department of Islamic Studies at University of Malaya.
In 1965, DR. MUHAMMAD ABDUL RAUF was Director of the Islamic Centre in New York (ICCNY) and then Director of the Islamic Centre in Washington from 1970-80. Feisal Abdul Rauf, an Imam for the past 28 years at Masjid Al Farah in Tribeca, New York, is also trustee of his father's land next to the Islamic Center in New York (ICCNY) with $1.3 million in funding from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Libya.
Manhattan on 96th and 3rd street will soon see the creation of an Islamic and cultural center which will have a mosque, school and a residential tower, (restricted to Muslims alone).
DR. MUHAMMAD ABDUL RAUF withheld information on the Islamic donors until 1984 for the ICCNY Super Mosque. Only after wrangling for permits for 20 years did Rauf begin construction — at that point, funding sources no longer mattered as construction became a fait accompli. Similarly, upon the 1992 dedication of the 96th Street mosque, founders revealed its $17 million in financing from 46 Islamic nations, all members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Two imams (spiritual leaders) of the Islamic Cultural Center New York (ICCNY) have made controversial statements. The first, Sheik Muhammad Gemeaha, said in an interview that "only the Jews" were capable of the September 11 attacks and "if it became known to the American people, they would have done to Jews what Hitler did." He also stated that as "Allah described it," Jews "disseminate corruption in the land" and are responsible for the spread of "heresy, homosexuality, alcoholism, and drugs." The interview took place on October 4, 2001, a week after Gemeaha suddenly resigned as imam at the Islamic Center and returned to his home in Egypt.
In further controversial statements, Gemeaha's replacement, Omar Saleem Abu-Namous, condemned the September 11 attacks, but said there wasn't "conclusive evidence" that Muslims were responsible. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a permanent trustee of an Islamic Cultural Center of New York (ICCNY) which his father founded in New York City in 1965.
In a 60 Minutes interview that aired on September 30, 2001, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, his photo above, said that the 9/11 attacks were part of a larger Islamic “reaction against the U.S. government politically, where we [the U.S.] espouse principles of democracy and human rights, and [yet] where we ally ourselves with oppressive regimes in many of these countries.” "I wouldn't say that the United States deserved what happened," Rauf elaborated, "but United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened." Rauf further stated that “because we [Americans] have been accessory to a lot of innocent lives dying in the world,” it could be said that “[i]n fact, in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.”
(ICCNY) The Islamic Cultural Center of New York
1711 3rd. Avenue.,
New York, NY 10022, USA
The Ground Zero mosque plan is more than a little reminiscent of a program initiated by Feisal Abdul Rauf’s late father in 1965. That year, Muhammad Abdul Rauf (the father) moved to New York to plan and head a huge Islamic Cultural Center (ICCNY) that took decades to realize. He bought prime Manhattan real estate at 96th St. and 3rd Ave — roughly two thirds of a city block — apparently with $1.3 million in funding from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Libya.
The late Rauf long retained some of that land in a personal trust. But when construction started on the $17 million mosque in 1984, it had received funding from 46 Islamic nations. By 2010, the enormous Islamic complex had added another two buildings. Since 1984, its founders-envisioned apartment unit has been restricted to Muslims alone.
August 10, 2004 -- RELATED Cos. has broken ground for One Carnegie Hill, its new apartment building on East 96th Street between Second and Third avenues — and it's more interesting ground than most. To build its 42-story tower, Related bought a 99-year ground lease from the Islamic Cultural Center of New York (ICCNY), a trust that owns the copper-domed mosque on the corner and the adjacent land. As part of the deal with the ICCNY, Related will incorporate a 63,000 square-foot "community facility" — a school operated by the ICCNY — into the project, with its own entrance on East 97th Street.
Not long after 9/11, the ICCNY mosque's former imam, Sheik Muhammad Al-Gamei'a, reportedly said on Egyptian radio that "the Jews" had been responsible for the World Trade Center attack — among other anti-Semitic and anti-American statements (his successor and other mosque officials said at the time they disavowed Al-Gameia's remarks).
The Islamic Cultural Center of New York (ICCNY) is situated on 96th Street. The glittering $70 million (Dh257,088,995) structure, completed 15 years ago, was largely funded by the government of Kuwait, which is still ICCNY’s primary benefactor and underwrites much of the centre’s $250,000 (Dh918,174) annual budget. (The governments of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Libya also contributed to the purchase of the mosque’s property.) The facility, which can accommodate up to 900 worshippers, was designed by SOM, a high profile New York architecture firm best known for record-breaking skyscrapers like the Burj Dubai.
Though it too attracts a diverse population of Muslims, taxi drivers included, ICCNY is also the preferred mosque of the United Nations’ considerable Middle Eastern diplomatic community, members of which founded the organisation in the 1950s. Many Arab diplomats – some of whom prayed at Madina Masjid in decades past – now attend salat on 96th Street, and the chairman of ICCNY’s board is Abdulla Murad, Kuwait’s ambassador to the United Nations.
Heads of state who have knelt on ICCNY’s plush carpets include Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the late Indonesian dictator Suharto, and Turkish president Abdullah Gül. Some New York Muslims were upset when ICCNY concluded a deal in 2004 to lease part of its land to a real estate development company (RELATED Cos), which then built a towering, luxury apartment building on the leased parcel. The base of that tower is reserved for the use of the mosque, however. ICCNY’s assistant imam Shamsi Ali said that by September 2009 an Islamic school and dawah centre would occupy the two floors in question.
Libya’s Moammar Khadafy Teams Up With Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Sending Ships To Smash Israeli Blockade Of Hamas-Run Gaza Strip, What Other Projects Have They Teamed Up On.
What other projects have Moammar Khadafy (Gaddafi) and Ground Zero Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf teamed up together on besides the Gaza aid ships running the Israeli blockade?
Where is the $100 million dollars coming from to rehab the Old Burlington Coat Factory at 45-51 Park Place Manhattan NY into a Mosque of Grand Palace Proportions fit for a visitng Dictator to lower Manhattan with no place to stay. Construction is set to begin September 11th, 2011 on the Ground Zero Mosque rehab of 45 Park Place Manhattan NY.
Hamas Terrorists Invite Terror King Gaddafi to Gaza, Washington July 19th, 2010 - Following meetings with a Libyan delegation delivering aid to Gaza on Sunday, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has extended an invitation to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to visit the besieged coastal enclave, Ma'an News Agency reported Monday.
Gaza – Ma'an – Gaza-based premier Ismail Haniyeh has invited Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to visit the Strip, after meeting with a Libyan delegation on Sunday. The invitation was put forward as Haniyeh met with Libyan charity officials who were originally scheduled to arrive at Gaza City's port to deliver humanitarian aid.
The Gaza premier further said all aid convoys to the Strip should continue their efforts to break the siege and warned against "falling into the trap of Israeli policy which deludes the world into thinking things are getting better in Gaza." The eight-member delegation from the ship organized by the Tripoli-based Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation set sail for Gaza last Friday from Greece but diverted its course for Egypt.
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM