The Ground Zero mosque developer owes back taxes, according to records recently uncovered. The controversy surrounding the Ground Zero mosque continues, as many Americans are looking for every possible reason to keep the 13 story Islamic Cultural Center/health club/ mosque from becoming a part of New York's financial district.
The Park51 project is a mere 300 yards from Ground Zero from the 9/11 attacks.
Those who oppose the building of the mosque could be excited to note that a $224,270 tax bill could amount to a lease violation that could threaten the project. In addition, the project still has to get various approvals because two subway lines run below the site.
Resistance to mosques isn't just felt in NYC. In Tennessee there's been an alleged arson of a construction site of an Islamic community center in the Nashville suburb of Murfreesboro.