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Imam Rauf Ordered to Make Fixes to Union City Apartment

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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The Imam behind the proposed Lower Manhattan Islamic Center is being ordered by a New Jersey judge to prove he's fixing numerous  problems at an apartment building he owns in Union City.

The judge gave Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf until late Thursday to prove he's fixing safety violations at the 16-unit building. Rauf didn't attend the hearing, but his attorney testified that repairs are underway.

Rauf has until early October to complete the fixes and pay bills -- or risk having the building put into receivership.

A Union City spokesman has called Rauf among the city's worst landlords. Nether Rauf nor his lawyer could be reached for comment.

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Ruth from NYC

Why isn't it news at WNYC --- that is the question. This --- and more importantly --- his donor tied to to the Holy Land Foundation has been ignored for three weeks. Brian Lehrer's near obsession with the sleazy Imam and the victimization of Muslims has begun to resemble a Saturday Night Live skit.

Sep. 16 2010 01:36 PM
pordy from Madison, NJ

It is irresponsible for WNYC to repeatedly broadcast the quote from an unnamed source that he is "among the city's worst landlords". Given the controversy surrounding this person I'm skeptical. If it is from an official Union City spokesperson, they should be willing to identify themselves.

Sep. 16 2010 10:58 AM

It is news cause this gentleman has placed himself in a position to become a community leader and has showed little regard for humanity. His record as a slumlord and disregard for this country's laws prove that. I think leaders specially religious ones of any religion, should be held to a higher standard.

Sep. 16 2010 10:30 AM
jimmese wilson shalaby from newark, nj and dubai

why is this news?

Sep. 16 2010 06:12 AM

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