Peter King

Grant Request Revives Mosque Controversy

Application for $5 million from federal fund decried as affront by critics, but board member says it will be decided strictly by grant criteria Jewish groups mostly silent on issue.
Assistant Managing Editor

News that the organization planning an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero has applied for $5 million in federal recovery funds for programming has reawakened a controversy that largely fell silent months ago.

Pamela Geller, left, and LMDC board member Julie Menin.

J Street Fundraiser For Ackerman

Assistant Managing Editor

J Street  founder and executive director Jeremy Ben-Ami  will be in New York tonight to host a fundraiser for three Democrat House members, including Queens/Long Island Rep. Gary Ackerman.

Here's a copy of a letter accompanying the invite, forwarded to us by someone who is not a fan of Ackerman or J Street.

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