Hisham Elzanaty

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Trump Offers to Buy Out Mosque Investor

But lawyer quickly rejects $6M offer

(Newser) - Donald Trump wants to buy out the major stakeholder in the Manhattan building where a controversial Islamic center is planned, the New York Post reports. Trump offered Egyptian businessman Hisham Elzanaty a cool $6 million in cash—25% more than what he paid last year—for his stake in the... More »

Moving Mosque Could Lead to Retaliation, Warns Imam

He says switching sites now would be a bad idea

(Newser) - The imam behind the mosque at Ground Zero says he would have changed sites earlier if he had known how controversial the location would become, but moving it now would be a bad idea. Were it to be moved, "the headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam... More »

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