Ground Zero Mosque applies For Federal Grant

Sharif El Gamal, developer of the mosque near Ground Zero, is fanning a new flame of controversy by applying for a $5 million federal grant reserved for the redevelopment of lower Manhattan

“I think it’s an insult to the 9/11 families. It’s another smack in the face,” said retired FDNY Deputy Chief Jim Riches, whose 29-year-old son, Jim, a firefighter, was killed on 9/11.