Major props go to Pamela Geller, for leading the fight against the GZ Victory Mosque.:
Islamic supremacist grifter Sharif El Gamal was denied the jizya. This is the people’s victory. Because you stood against this cultural obscenity. The LMDC knew the firestorm that would ensue if they went against the will of the overwhelming majority opposed to this 15-story middle finger to America.
Oh, oh happy day!
Downtown Nonprofits reports:
In all, the LMDC awarded 38 grants after receiving 266 applications seeking a total of $191 million, more than 10 times the amount that was available. Eligibility was limited to nonprofits or government agencies with projects below Houston Street.
One organization that applied for a grant but did not receive funding was Park51, the mosque and community center two blocks north of the World Trade Center site.
Park51’s request for funding sparked controversy among those who did not want to see an Islamic center so close to the site of the 9/11 attacks. It appears that Park51 did not meet the eligibility requirements because the organization has not yet received its nonprofit certification.
This doesn’t mean they won’t keep trying to secure funds, but at least it won’t be with tax-payer money.