(New York, NY) -- The developer of the controversial Ground Zero mosque is rejecting a compromise from New York Governor David Paterson.
The governor says he supports the current plan, but understands the objections to building the mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site.
The governor says he's willing to seek suitable state property for the proposed Islamic community center and mosque that is farther away from the site.
But developer Sharif El-Gamal says he has not intention of taking the governor up on his offer.
The group behind the planned mosque is still looking to raise 100-million-dollars to demolish the former Burlington Coat factory building to make way for the project.
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