Mosque Developer: Trump’s Offer ‘Cheap Attempt’ At Publicity

NEW YORK (CBS 2/WCBS 880) — The developer of the proposed Islamic center near the site of the World Trade Center is calling Donald Trump’s offer to buy him out a “cheap attempt to get publicity.”

On Thursday, Trump said he wanted to buy the site on Park Place – for 25 percent above what the developer paid – as long as the mosque would be moved at least five blocks away from ground zero.

In a letter, Trump said he made the offer “not because I think the location is a spectacular one (because it is not), but because it will end a very serious and inflammatory and highly divisive situation.”

The developer immediately rejected Trump’s offer.

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  1. Jay says:

    Thanks Donald Thrump!

  2. joe says:

    WHERE THE MONEY TO BUILD? THIS WHOLE THING HAS BEEN SET UP TO HATE EACH OTHER. FORGET ABOUT THE MOSQUE EVEN THE MUSLIMS ARE THREATENING US ALL THE TIME NOW. DO NOT BUILD AND INVESTIGATE WHEN AND IF THE MONEY COMES IN. LOL

  3. Hondo says:

    It is all about the money Baby. About the MONEY….

  4. k says:

    “by him out”… maybe you meant buy?

  5. Spider says:

    did u hear about the crusades and the bloodbath, wonder who was behind it….

    1. Carrianne says:

      The crusades happened in 1096.

      They were barbaric and corrupt times.

      Is this your argument for current behaviour?

      Muslims have done their share of conquering in the name of Allah as well.

      We have all moved forward.

      Except for the radical muslims.

      1. sheldon archer says:

        Sorry, no religion has moved forward. They are all still in the Dark Ages

  6. neco says:

    @riz: the situation is a little more charged than that – a closer analogy would be like saying there shouldn’t be a church at Auschwitz, which would indeed conflict with the specific cultural history of the site; albeit still not a parallel because Hitler didn’t kill in the name of his religion

    1. Marie says:

      It would be nice to know who allowed the sale of this building to go through-since a large part of one of the planes crashed through the roof of this building.
      Why was is considered for sale to a group planning a mosque?
      Shouldn’t it be considered part of ground zero? remains were found just 300 feet from this location?
      This is morally wrong on so many levels.

  7. Marie says:

    The Imam’s recent interview on cnn said that if this project doesn’t go forward it becomes a matter of national security.

    It’s nice to know hamas gives this project it’s blessing.

    We are being threatened and bullied and we must not let this project go forward.

  8. z z zodiac says:

    When mosques are outlawed only outlaws will have mosques.

  9. Riz says:

    This all media hype and public frenzy over a mosque is really shocking. This issue has been blown out of proportions. The public and government figures that are against this mosque should cool down their hot headedness and think twice before lamenting at a mosque. Come on people, Americans are more tolerant than that. This is what America stands for….FREEDOM. This is really unfair that a minority is being targeted and portrayed in such a demonic manner. The most surprising aspect of this whole affair is that the people, like Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, etc, who should be more sensible, are taking advantage of this whole issue to target more business or votes.. Heck, this is only a mosque. Equating this with 9/11 is totally unfair. This is just like saying, there shouldn’t be a Church built in Israel because Hitler was a Christian. I think emotions have taken over the sensibility of people. On other side of spectrum, the mosque developers shouldn’t insist on developing the mosque in same place. In reality this is totally against Islamic principles. Mosque is a place of worship which away from distractions and controversies. This mosque has become an eye of storm unfortunately; the wise decision for the developers would be to voluntarily move it to a different location.

    1. Vince Barnett says:

      You totally dont get Muslim history nor know anything about it……go read. The history of conquering by the muslims has been to build a mosque over a holy site of such and has gone on thru the ages……that is why every holy site in israel has one …..
      To them this will be a tribute of conquering the WTC.
      never let it be.

      1. mike debo says:

        Vince.
        THANK YOU!!!!!! My point exactly.

      2. bugspot1 says:

        Every holy site in Israel has a Mosque?

    2. Omakin says:

      Your opinion on this issue is one of the most sensible I have read. I agree with you.

  10. Manola says:

    buy, not by

    the expression should be ‘buy him out’

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