Sharif El-Gamal

Sharif El-Gamal (credit: Getty Images)

WCBS 880: Developer Behind Ground Zero Mosque Plans To Build Islamic Museum

The developer is planning to build a three-story, 5,000-square-foot museum dedicated to exploring the faith of Islam and its arts and culture.

04/30/2014

Sharif El-Gamal

Judge Grants Temporary Reprieve To Park Place Mosque Developer

Judge Richard Braun ruled that Sharif El-Gamal has 20 days to pay rent that he owes or challenge the landlord’s complaints.

11/29/2011

The site of a proposed mosque is seen in New York, NY - May 25, 2010 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Photo Exhibit Opens At Planned Islamic Center Site Near Ground Zero

Organizers of an Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero will hold its first event Wednesday evening.

09/21/2011

A rendering of the Park 51 Islamic cultural center - Credit: SOMA Architects

Park 51 Becomes Wedge Issue In Race For Anthony Weiner’s Seat

The developers of the Park 51 Islamic cultural center were denied 9/11 rebuilding funds last week, but that hasn’t made the funding issue go away.

08/22/2011

The site of a proposed mosque is seen in New York, NY - May 25, 2010 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Developer Of Proposed Mosque Near Ground Zero Says Project May Take Years To Complete

Sharif El-Gamal told The New York Times that further decisions would be made only after consultation with lower Manhattan residents and Muslims in New York City.

08/02/2011

Muslim community leaders Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan,  husband and wife, hold an interview on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, in New York.  Both are involved with plans for the proposed Islamic cultural centre near the site of the September 11th terrorist attacks.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Ground Zero Mosque Imam Sees Hope After Fury

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said he hopes to see interfaith centers like the one he plans to include inside the downtown Manhattan Islamic center built all over the world.

12/09/2010

Terry Jones (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Pastor: We Won’t Burn The Koran

The Florida pastor who threatened to burn Korans on September 11 in protest of plans to build a mosque at ground zero now says his church will never burn a Koran, even if the mosque is built.

09/11/2010

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Mystery Deadline Does Not Deter Mosque Imam

On the eve of the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, there were renewed calls from President Barack Obama and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani for religious tolerance.

CBS 2–09/10/2010

Proposed Mosque Site Near Ground Zero

Exclusive: Mystery Mosque Money Man In Medicaid Fix

There were new revelations Tuesday about the mysterious money man behind the purchase of the so-called ground zero mosque, as two high-ranking politicians call for an investigation on the source of the money.

09/07/2010

Proposed Mosque Site Near Ground Zero

Exclusive: Concerns Mounting Over Ground Zero Mosque Funding

New and disturbing questions are mounting about the source of funding for the so-called Ground Zero mosque and cultural center.

09/03/2010

Sharif El-Gamal

Who Is The Man Behind The Ground Zero Mosque?

As the Ground Zero mosque controversy continues to simmer, questions continue about the background of the man who wants to build the $100 million Islamic cultural and religious center.

08/30/2010

Sharif El-Gamal

Mosque Developer: Money Won’t Come From Iran, Hamas

On Friday night the mastermind developer of one of the most controversial mosque projects in recent memory broke his silence. In the face of growing opposition, Sharif El-Gamal defended his plans to build an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero

08/27/2010