FLASH: Islam Museum planned for 9/11 site
CAIR, along with other Muslim groups, complain about
a documentary that might offend visiting Muslims.
Apparently offending 9/11 families is not a concern.
Museum of Islam Planned for Mosque Site Near WTC
By: NBC Los Angeles
On: Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014
The developer who once proposed a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero now plans a museum devoted to Islam at the same site.
Sharif El-Gamal said in a statement he wants to build a three-story museum “dedicated to exploring the faith of Islam and its arts and culture.”
He said he commissioned French architect Jean Nouvel to design a 5,000-square-foot museum. The building also would include a sanctuary for prayer services and community programs.
It’s unclear how El-Gamal would fund the project.
Spokesman Hank Sheinkopf would only say that El-Gamal would initially finance it himself and hoped to find other benefactors.
No timetable was given.
Buildings at 45 Park Place and 51 Park Place, two blocks from the World Trade Center site, would need to be demolished first.
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: And CAIR, along with other Muslim groups, complain about a documentary that might offend visiting Muslims. Apparently offending 9/11 families is not a concern.