- 8/27, "Ground Zero Muslim center may get public financing," Reuters
"The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.
The Democratic comptroller's spokesman, Scott Sieber,
said Liu supported the project....
- Tax laws allow such funding for religiously affiliated non-profits if they can prove the facility will benefit the general public and their religious activities are funded separately."...
- in face of "meltdown of western capitalism", 10/29/08