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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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KTD    

Why is New York refusing to let the Greek Orthodox Church rebuild but they're pushing for this stupid McMosque?

1504 days ago
122.

KTD    

By the way, if anyone wants to read about Timothy McVeigh and his connection to Islam, check out this site:

http://www.jaynadavis.com/

1504 days ago
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the Pat-Mann    

you know, it just occured to me: NOTHING in New York City gets built without Union Labor. I've been hearing there are plenty of Union Bosses as well as construction companies who are absolutely livid over the idea of the Mosque being built where it would overlook Ground Zero. These guys promised they would refuse to work there.

Now even if they get a non-union contractor to build the mosque, they'd still have to get supplies through suppliers and warehouses with Union ties, some to mobsters.

This mosque may never break ground let alone get built. Not of the Unions can help it.

1504 days ago
124.

uhoh    

666...

1504 days ago
125.

ReallyNow..    

So many ignorant Americans posting here.

1504 days ago
126.

Guests    

Although I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other, I think it's probably a bad idea to build a mosque there. Even though a lot of innocent muslims were also killed in the Twin Towers, I think there will be major protests, and probably some violence, if the project proceeds. There's no reason to cause deliberate, unnecessary tension and potential danger to innocent people. Is there a particular point the developers are trying to make?

1504 days ago
127.

chris     

If this mosque gets built, the next thing we'll see is these barbarians DEMANDING the right to exercise their other savage beliefs such as: STONING WOMEN, altering female genitalia, making women walk behind men (sign of submission).

Freedom of speech and religion is one thing but these Muslims are savage beasts who live 1000 years behind the times.

They hold themselves to one standard and the rest of us to another.

Let's let MEL GIBSON's mouth loose on them!

NO MOSQUES in AMERICA....go home to your backwards country SAVAGES

1504 days ago
128.

Make it stop    

Wow for once Trump is trying to doing something RIGHT w/all his money. Never thought I'd see the day or ever hear myself say good job.

1504 days ago
129.

chris     

if NYC is saying NO to building a Greek Orthodox Church they DAMN WELL better say no to this Muslim house of Terror......

More blood will be shed on US soil by these horrid Muslims. Send them all back to where they came from.....3rd world underdeveloped countries where women are lesser people.

1504 days ago
130.

chris     

We better exercise our 1st Amendment Rights while we can. Once these barbarians get up their Terrorist Training Center we (Americans) will soon be denied our right to free speech so we dont upset the Muslims.

F-CK OFF ALLAH!

1504 days ago
131.

KTD    

To TMZ Gossip - I posted a link to the book that proves McVeigh acted with Middle Eastern Muslim terrorists. He was not a KKK member, and the KKK is not a Christian group. Here's a hint for you: Christians don't burn crosses. Muslims and freak shows do that. Every terrorist attack in the world and over 90 % of all current wars are directly linked to Islam.

1504 days ago
132.

chris     

To TMZ Gossip - I posted a link to the book that proves McVeigh acted with Middle Eastern Muslim terrorists. He was not a KKK member, and the KKK is not a Christian group. Here's a hint for you: Christians don't burn crosses. Muslims and freak shows do that. Every terrorist attack in the world and over 90 % of all current wars are directly linked to Islam.

Posted at 7:06 PM on Sep 9, 2010 by KTD
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RIGHT ON! So sad how many dont get the fact that Islam and it's followers are out to destroy not only the United States but the world.

Do these morons not realize what they are doing (or "stand for") is exactly what the Koran is against?

1504 days ago
133.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

This Imam is going to DRIVE a big STICK in OUR eye and UP our A---!! WHY???? because he got us where he wants us- he has NOTHING to lose--His NICE talk, is nothing but MUSLIM LIES!!!If his heart and his followers were true, they would MOVE the Mosque - Those people DO NOT HAVE A SOUL- If we dont know that by now, we are BIG TROUBLE!!!

1504 days ago
134.

Vogue    

It became a "community center" after alot of negotiating. The original intent was a mosque. Most likely the Community Center will house a Mosque. Its a matter of taste, etiquette and grace. It has only been less than 10 years. Too fresh, too vivid, too fantastically tragic and catastrophic, and still this cleric does not understand.

1504 days ago
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Rafaelle Zuccaro    

I am waiting for the day, that regular, decent MUSLIMS will stand up for what is right and JUST> No, NOT one word from all those followers- They talk about equal rights???? They WANT ALL the rights- They look DOWN upon ALL NON-MUSLIMS and could care less-- They NEVER DISAGREE with their "leaders" They know they would have their "Balls" cut off if they do- They are all sheep!!!!

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