September 9th, 2010
05:25 PM ET

Trump makes offer on Islamic center site

Real estate mogul Donald Trump has offered to buy the lower Manhattan
site where a Muslim group plans to build an Islamic community center for 25
percent more than the current owners paid for it.

A letter obtained by CNN obtained from Donald Trump confirms his offer to purchase the site at 45 Park Place.


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soundoff (249 Responses)
  1. Albert

    Donald Trump is a true American hero and patriot...I applaud him for taking this step for the majority of Americans who support the move of the proposed mosque

    September 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Time to clean house

    GOOD JOB least someone has stepped up and has balls. This is what makes me sick...people say that many people died at the world trade center including muslims. Well they are brianwashed into thinking that they have to die for the 'cause' of ALLAH (who of course is a sun god that is worshipped with 360 other gods). (READ THE HISTORY–GOOGLE THAT). LOOK AT THIS COUNTRY...if we keep this up- the REAL AMERICANS-COWBOYS will take a stand and end it all and there will be more hate crimes than ever. But I dont blame Americans, I blame the goverment for allowing this to get this far. We have a huge percentage of taxi cab drivers who came over 10- 20 years ago on a 'visiting visa' and burnt their visa and are here illegally. They have valid drivers license but not legal to be in the US. Since AZ have taken a stand, then let's start downsizing and looking into everybody. I bet you if AMERICA started cleaning house just like Holland, the US would be running ALOT better than before. ITS TIME AMERICA start cleaning house and give back jobs to the people that were born and raised here and APPRECIATE and VALUE OUR COUNTRY.

    September 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Steve-Chicago

    I watched a video of some peace loving, tolerant Muslim men who stoned and stomped a 10 year old girl to death because she would not submit to an arranged marrige...DISGUSTING!!!!!!

    September 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      nice propaganda, did you see the follow up video of the US soldiers killing and Desecrating (dismemberring) Afghan civilians?

      September 9, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. A.S.

    Wow, the ignorance in the soundoff is simply staggering... why do so many people fail to see the most basic ideals that our country was founded on? Maybe Mr. Trump should take that money and try to fix the educational system in this country so that we wont have such a great misunderstanding of this country's purpose.

    September 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisC

      Why not fix it yourself and with your own money? Leave the guys cash alone and stop trying to tell people what to do with their money. You must have voted for HOPE AND CHANGE

      September 10, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tanja

    This is great! I hope they sell it to him.

    September 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. D in MO

    Where was religious tolerance when Mormon churches and sites were raided by the goverment last summer?
    This country is tolerant to religious expression... to a point.

    September 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Trisha

    Kman821 has just taken the lead in the most ridiculous/weak post race. He/she must now change to Kboy410 reflecting a 50% decrease in value!

    September 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Noble9

    This is getting really weird.

    September 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Perper

    Now, if they don't sell it to him, then they definetely have an 'agenda' to build 'Islamic' whatever (mosque, prayer center...) there.

    September 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Silent

    As all of you have your opinions on the negative and positive aspects of the reasoning behind why or why not the structure should be purchased. It's not the decision of anyone in this forum.
    The respect off all of those who have fallen and are currently fighting is were the support should be. Not on the next million dollar idea out there, because while all you American citizens are out here arguing over who should buy what and where you going to live, Me and my fellow Soldiers in the United States Military are fighting and some dying for you and when we come back to the States and see all the hatred out of your mouths and in your hearts. Its makes us wonder why we even do it! Why do we sacrifice our lives for people like you. Then we say its because of our families, and the ones who do care! So take a minute, take a step back and remember why your here and what really matters.

    September 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mike C

    I'm not sure whether I should be concerned or amused by all you silly religious people. Is this really a news story?

    September 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hammer

    you are all ignorant ,trump just want yo money,he dont believe to nothing ignorant

    September 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisC

      LOL!!! Check your grammar next time before calling something or someone ignorant.

      September 10, 2010 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. Guest

    Everyone knows Trump doesn't have any money to buy anything with him it's all about 'the art of the deal' and so it must be the Kochs of New York bankrolling the offer not so far behind the scene. Embarrassing how we all fell for this simple quest on the part of some Jews going after someone else's land. excuse me while I go projectile vomitttu

    September 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. hammer

    you are ignorant,trump is a busness man non a hero,people like you are stupid

    September 9, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      If you have to resort to name calling to make a point that just means that I hit the Nail right on the Head, Hammer!

      September 9, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisC

      @hammer LOL!!! Check your grammar next time before calling something or someone ignorant.

      September 10, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. Karen

    Go Donald!!! Finally an answer to prayer.. Hurray!!! Now people fined something else to argue about..

    September 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
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