NY mosque developer is quietly involved in a 2nd mosque project farther north in cityBy David B. Caruso, AP
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
NY mosque developer pursues 2nd mosque project
NEW YORK — The New York City real estate developer behind the proposed Islamic Center near ground zero has also been involved in raising money for a second mosque in Harlem.
Sharif El-Gamal has participated in fundraising appeals by the Tidjani Islamic Community of New York, a congregation founded by Muslim immigrants from Senegal.
The group is trying to build a new mosque on a property it bought last year.
El-Gamal is listed on the group’s Web site as one of the main contacts for the fundraising effort.
He did not respond to interview requests and officials at the Tidjani Islamic Community declined to immediately comment.