`Ground Zero Mosque` developer won’t take funds from Iran, Hamas

El-Gamal won`t accept funds from organisation projecting un-American values.

Updated: Aug 28, 2010, 13:28 PM IST

New York: The developer of the proposed controversial "Ground Zero Mosque” has said that he will not accept funds from Iran, the Hamas, or any other organisation projecting “un-American values”.
"We will not take money from Iran. We will not take money from Hamas," Sharif El-Gamal, told CBS News.

"The money is going to be coming from people that want to get involved in the project, and, I think, it`s gonna come from people from all walks of life," El-Gamal added.

El-Gamal kicked off a fundraising effort for the site on Friday with an announcement that he had secured USD 10,000 in donations from a Muslim congregation for the USD 100 million project.

ANI