Wednesday, September 1, 2010
While martyrs on the left screech about “religious freedoms,” and ignore the wishes of 2/3rds of 9/11 families, details about the mosque developer’s lengthy criminal record have started to emerge.
Please meet Mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal.
Sharif El-Gamal is not only a liar but enjoys a criminal record going back to at least 1990.
· In 1990, he was arrested in Nassau County and pled guilty to disorderly conduct
· In 1992, he pled guilty in Nassau to DWI and paid a $350 fine
· In 1993, he pled guilty in Nassau to attempted petit larceny and paid a $100 fine
· In 1994, arrested for disorderly conduct in Manhattan
· In 1998, there was another Manhattan disorderly conduct arrest.
· In 1999, yet another Manhattan disorderly conduct arrest
A potential problem for El-Gamal is a deposition he gave in the assault case in October 2007. When asked if he was ever convicted or pled guilty to a crime, he replied “no.”
El-Gamal owes over $227,000 in unpaid real estate taxes and a spokesman for the Department of Finance said interest will be added for each and every day its unpaid.
His most recent arrest was in 2005 for assault on a man he met while working as a waiter at Serafina Restaurant, who sublet an apartment from his brother. He reportedly punched the man, breaking his nose and cheekbone and spit on him.
El-Gamal first said he didn’t hit the man, but arrest documents obtained by CBS 2 showed he later conceded, “his face could have run into my hand.”
Another question surrounding the debate is whether the Muslim cleric of the mosque, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, knew about El-Gamal’s violent criminal background and unpaid taxes before partnering with him or even cared?