(New York, NY) -- The man behind the proposed mosque at Ground Zero in New York is refusing to rule out the possibility that it could be partially funded by Iran.
The New York "Post" reports Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has said he would raise money for the 13-story mosque from local Muslims, foundations and the sale of bonds.
But, in an interview with a London-based Arab newspaper earlier this year, he admitted his fund-raising would also extend to Muslim nations around the world, including Iran.
Yesterday, mosque spokesman Oz Sultan refused to rule out the possibility that fund-raising would extend to Iran and Saudi Arabia, saying only the group would, quote, "look at all available options within the United States to start." The possibility of funding from Iran comes as the U.S. steps up sanctions on the regime over its support of terrorism and what is feared to be an illegal nuclear-weapons development program.
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