Ground Zero Mosque Imam Rauf Named in “Slum Lord” Lawsuit


Well now, I have been waiting for the first drop of the coming rainstorm that will wash away the Ground Zero Mosque in a tidal wave of completely legitimate and constitutional legal challenges; here is a nice bit of news from CNN (emphasis added):

From Laura Batchelor, CNN

In 14 years, Union City officials “responded to no less than 30” health and safety complaints, the lawsuit claims.

New York (CNN) — The imam whose proposed Islamic center near ground zero has stirred a passionate controversy is now the defendant in a lawsuit, according the paperwork filed Tuesday at Hudson County Superior Court.

The lawsuit alleges Feisal Abdul Rauf’s company, Sage Development, which owns two buildings in Union City, New Jersey, failed to properly maintain the buildings and apartments. One building contains 32 residential units and the second contains 16 units, according to the lawsuit.

“From 1996 to 2010, the city responded to no less than 30 complaints from tenants predicated upon various health and safety concerns, including lack of heat, mold inside apartments, garbage issues, bed bugs, foul odors, dirty hallways and the lack of utilities/heat,” the filing says.

The larger of the two buildings has been vacant since a fire damaged the property on February 8, 2008. According to the lawsuit, Union City Fire Officials issued 12 fire code violations over the year prior to the fire. In the second apartment building, more than two units were found to be infested with bed bugs after complaints of improperly stored garbage.

I only have one thing to add:

Park51 is Not Near Ground Zero; It IS Ground Zero!

Describe for me, if you will, in what ways this property, damaged by the 9/11 planes & made available as a sign from Allah, according to the Mosque promoters, is NOT Ground Zero?