WASHINGTON - Eleven days after the botched plot to bomb Times Square, the Obama administration on Wednesday slashed some $53 million from the city's terror-fighting budgetThe never ending campaigner, Obi One is his name.
"For the administration to announce these cuts two weeks after the attempted Times Square bombing shows they just don't get it and are not doing right by New York City," fumed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
To top it off, the news arrives as President Obama comes to town today amid buzz he will meet with the very cops who helped thwart the bombing.
Obama will also be tapping the city's deep pockets for the Democratic Party.
"The President seems more interested in raising money for political campaigns than providing New York the money it needs to defend itself against Islamic terrorism," said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.), the top Republican on the Homeland Security Committee. [More...]
In other NY news, Facebook Group Opposes Mosque at Ground Zero.
Construction continues in and around Ground Zero more than eight years after the events of September Eleventh. And one of the newest construction projects could be a mosque two blocks away.The article linked to FB, but not the group's page. Here is the link.
A former Burlington Coat Factory building on Park Place is being eyed as the future home of the Cordoba House, sponsored by the American Society for Muslim Advancement, in partnership with the Cordoba Initiative. Community Board 1 has reportedly already passed a resolution in favor of the proposal.
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Creeping Sharia: Muslims Plan to Break Ground on Ground Zero Anniversay(Updated)
Updates on previous posts (must reads – here and here) on the America-blaming imam who is operating a mosque afoul of city regulations with grand plans to build a huge mosque just two short blocks from the World Trade Center towers that were destroyed by Quran-following Muslims. The cost estimate is $100 MILLION dollars although no one knows where that money is coming from, including the $4.85 MILLION the imam paid in cash for the old Burlington Coat Factory.Jihad Watch: Imam: Mosque near Ground Zero would prove American religious tolerance
Jim Hoft(12/16/09)Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero for Mosque
Cross posted at the Jawa Report