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Donald Trump Offers Cash DEAL for NYC Mosque

9/9/2010 6:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump is single-handedly trying to put an end to the controversial NYC mosque slated to be built near Ground Zero ... and he's doing it by flexing his wallet.

Donald Trump Mosque

Trump has offered to pay the owners of the property the amount they purchased the property for ... plus an extra 25%.

As part of the deal, Trump is asking that the mosque be built at least 5 blocks from the WTC site.

Trump says he doesn't even think his offer is a good business deal, but he's doing it, "Because it will end a very serious, inflammatory, and highly divisive situation that is destined, in my opinion, to only get worse."

Of course, Donald's offer is all cash. No word yet on how the offer is being received by the property owner.

0909_tmzlive_small_v2UPDATE: Harvey called Trump during TMZ Live today to talk to him about the offer ... click the audio player to check it out.

UPDATE:  The lawyer for the investor in the real estate partnership that controls the site just said Trump's offer is "just a cheap attempt to get publicity and get in the limelight."  But it looks like the investor is pissed off at Donald's price, not the principle.

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Mark    

I think the solution to this whole mosque issue is rather simple. If a mosque is going to be build on ground zero, then why not build other religious facilities by or near this particular mosque in ground zero? Let’s for example, built a Jewish synagogue center next to this mosque. And then we can erect a Christian Church on the other side of the mosque. And let’s not forget the Hindu and Buddhist temples either. In order words, we would have a religious center. Honoring all the major faiths in this great country call America.

By placing only this mosque at ground zero implies we are putting the muslins in a stage higher than other religious faiths. And I do not know the exact statistics on who actually died on that tragic day on 9/11/01. But I am pretty sure less than 5% of the fallen heroes were of the muslin faith.

1415 days ago
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Watever    

SOOOOOOO......about the 9/11 victims, what happens to the Muslims that died there too? My friend is a Muslims and both of her parents died in the WTC. What happens to them? They don't matter? If it was all about the 'religion', wouldn't they NOT kill their own people? ****ing arrogant morons on here. Go educate yourselves *******s.

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