Report: Ground Zero Mosque Investor Contributed to Designated Terror Group

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A key financial backer of the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero once contributed to a U.S.-designated terror group, reports.

Egyptian-born businessman Hisham Elzanaty, who made what is described as a "significant investment" in the Ground Zero mosque project,contributed more than $6,000 in 1999 to the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, also known as HLF, tax records show.

The donations came two years before the federal government shut down HLF and designated it a terror group. Elzanaty's attorney told that his client believed at the time that he was donating to an orphanage. Elzanaty did not respond to questions....

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