One of the big questions about the Trade Center Mosque is who, exactly, is promoting the thing. Despite all the platitudes from liberals, there is a legitimate concern if the center is being orchestrated by foreign interests who may have ties to terrorists. Consider the background of the reported buyer.
Sharif El-Gamal was waiting tables at Serafina’s Restaurant in New York City and Sammy El-Gamal was waiting tables at Tao Restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan NY, from there they both broke into the real estate business by renting apartments on commission, they were not selling any properties.
It's hard to imagine that a $100 million project is developing organically in New York City.
Sammy and Sharif El-Gamal of the SOHO Properties real estate business appear to be in their mid to late 30′s their website is pass coded and their business phone line is voice mail only.
In April 2007 Sharif El-Gamal and his wife buy a $1 million dollar apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In early 2009 Sharif El-Gamal as SOHO PROPERTIES spent $45.7 million for a 12-story Chelsea office building at 31 West 27th Street Manhattan NY. In April 2002 Sharif El-Gamal was waiting tables at Serafina’s Restaurant in New York City for minimum wage and tips.