Sunday, August 29, 2010
Who is Sharif El Gamal?
Sharif El Gamal
While a lot of attention has been paid lately to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, there is another figure involved in the New York mosque controversy who is raising some eyebrows. He is Sharif El Gamal, a waiter-turned- multi-millionaire real estate developer, who has purchased the property for the proposed mosque.
El Gamal was the guy you saw (if you watch Fox News) running from a Fox reporter and camera crew this week as they tried to ask him about the mosque funding.
According to this article in the New York Daily News, El Gamal has a rather checkered history in New York.
Aside from the obvious question of how this man went from rags to riches so fast, he is yet another one who doesn't want to talk about the funding for this proposed Islamic cultural center/mosque.
But if you are one of those who refuse to watch Fox News because it is so "biased", you probably never even heard of El Gamal.