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Mosque developer has no plans to move the project

The developer behind a controversial proposal to build an Islamic center near ground zero says he’s the one ultimately calling the shots on the project and there are no discussions about moving it.

Sharif El-Gamal, who is of Egyptian and Polish descent but was born in Brooklyn, spoke Wednesday on the “Today” show.  “This has been very unexpected. It’s been an eye-opener to see how my country, the United States, views my religion, Islam,” Sharif El-Gamal, chairman of Manhattan-based real estate company Soho Properties, told Matt Lauer.

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