Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Latest On Menino's Mosque

Remember that mosque the Islamic Society of Boston is building on city land given to them by Mayor Menino for pennies on the dollar? Remember that the guy responsible for representing the city in the land deal was also a major fundraiser for the ISB? Remember how the ISB tried to intimidate me from talking about this shady land deal by threatening legal action?

Well, the plot continues to thicken.

The David Project, a non-profit educational initiative, is trying to find out who paid the expenses for Boston Redevelopment Authority Deputy Director Muhammad Ali-Salaam's fundraising trips for the ISB to the Middle East. But for some strange reason, the city's BRA won't hand over the public records regarding Ali-Salaam's trip. Hmmm....I wonder why?

Could it be that Ali-Salaam was fundraising for a mosque with (ahem) "interesting" links to terror advocates while on the taxpayer's dime? Then again, given that the taxpayers are on the hook for $1.8 million to the ISB already, should we be surprised?