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one of the earliest backers of the nonprofit group, the Cordoba Initiative, that is spearheading the Ground Zero mosque, is a 52-year-old Scarsdale, New York, native named R. Leslie Deak.serving on the group's board of advisors since its founding in 2004 by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Deak was its principal funder, donating $98,000 to the nonprofit between 2006 and 2008.
Deak describes himself as a "Practicing Muslim with background in Christianity and Judaism, [with] in-depth personal and business experiences in the Middle East, living and working six months per year in Egypt." Born into a Christian home, Deak became an Orthodox Jew and married a Jewish woman before converting to Islam when he married his current wife, Moshira Soliman, with whom he now lives in Rye.
Leslie Deak's resume also notes his role as "business consultant" for Patriot Defense Group, LLC, a private defense contractor
From 2006 to 2008, R. Leslie Deak worked as a "business consultant" to this super-secretive security contractor with ties to the CIA and counterterrorism forces, and in those same three years he also donated nearly $100,000 in seed money to the foundation now advocating the construction of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque.
Deak also donated a total of $101,247 to something called the National Defense University Foundation.
Deak also sits on the NDUF's board of directors, the chairman of which is Mark Treanor, the former general counsel for Wachovia bank from 1998 through its collapse in 2008 and a major bundler of campaign donations for the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008. Wachovia, now owned by Wells Fargo, was recently fined $160 million for laundering "at least $110 million" in Mexican drug money
Laundering money for drug lords is what brought down Deak & Co., the company run by Leslie Deak's father, Nicholas Deak, years ago. The elder Deak, a former top intelligence commander during World War II for the OSS (the forerunner of the CIA), was the founder of Deak-Perera, which became for a time one of the world's biggest foreign currency and gold dealers.
One company that traces its beginnings to the defunct Deak empire is Goldline International, a business concern well known to fans of Glenn Beck as well as California investigators.
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the second-largest shareholder in News Corp., the parent company Fox News, which airs Beck's program, is also a major funder of Imam Rauf's projects
Other weird twists
Imam Rauf served on behalf of the U.S. government—which includes serving as an FBI "consultant"
This could explain his trip funded by the state department.
Nicholas Deak was born into a wealthy Hungarian family in 1905, and he moved to America in the late 1930s as the Nazis geared up for conquest. Deak, a polyglot and economics whiz, joined the American war effort by enlisting in the OSS, which later became the C.I.A. By 1945, Deak rose up to the top ranks of the OSS, running missions in the Balkans and Southeast Asia. As an example of how high up Deak was, when the Japanese surrendered in Burma, they surrendered to Nicholas Deak.
* Board of Advisors at Cordoba Initiative
* Director at National Defense University Foundation
* Director at Metropolitan Presidents Organization
* Managing Director at National Loan Recoveries II, LLC
* Chief Executive Officer/President at Bittachon Holdings, Inc.
* Trustee at Deak Family Foundation
* Business Development Consultant at Patriot Defense Group, LLC
* Founder and Director at Advanced Medical Concepts
* Chairman/Chief Executive Officer at American National Bank
* President/Chief Executive Officer at Deak-Perera US, Inc
R. Leslie Deak’s Experience
Board of Advisors
January 2004 — Present (6 years 9 months)
In response to 9/11 terrorist attacks, initiated and coordinated forums inclusive of Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and members to mitigate tensions and broaden ties among groups. Developed alliance between leaders of Anglican Church of England and U.S. Reform Jewish Church through coordination of efforts between Cordoba and PAN-AAAF.
Building on Faith in Lower Manhattan
Cordoba House will be built on the two fundamental commandments common to Judaism, Christianity and Islam: to love the Lord our creator with all of our hearts, minds, souls and strength; and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We want to foster a culture of worship authentic to each religious tradition, and also a culture of forging personal bonds across religious traditions.
Another proposal is that "Andalus" is an Arabic language version of the name "Atlantis". This idea has recently been defended by the Spanish historian Vallvé, but purely on the grounds that it is allegedly plausible phonetically and would explain several toponymic facts (no historical evidence was offered).
Arabic texts offering the first mentions of the island of al-Andalus and the sea of al-Andalus become extraordinarily clear if we substitute this expressions with "Atlantis" or "Atlantic". The same can be said with reference to Hercules and the Amazons whose island, according to Arabic commentaries of these Greek and Latin legends, was located in jauf al-Andalus—that is, to the north or interior of the Atlantic Ocean.
John Edwin Mroz is President and Chief Executive Officer of the EastWest Institute. From its roots as a European-American initiative to bridge the divisions between Europe and Eurasia, John built EWI into one of the world’s pre-eminent non-governmental change-agent institutions. He has served as an advisor to more than 20 governments including the United States, Germany, Poland and the Russian Federation as well as the Commission of the European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe and the G-8.
he serves as a Trustee of the City of Hope, and as a director of California Republic Bank and the RAND Corporation Center for Middle East Public Policy.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
So if you wanna go that route
I guess you can say that the CIA is
involved with everything in the world
as they have money ties in everything
including political campaign
it also shows me just how powerless the people are
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
Yeah I am going to agree with the opinion that 100 K isn't that much money in comparison to how many millions the mosque is going to cost. Although I guess from a non-cynical view we could argue that a lot of people from many different groups including the CIA and the RAND corporation might have an interest in the mosque being built to bring more of an understanding to the Islamic community.
Maybe they're just doing it for public perception so that other people don't think of them only as the bad guys? Could that just be it?
Yes, I am thinking there are many players, you can't have a NWO, without the one world religion.
Or language of the elites.
Imagine being born into a world that said Buddha, and Moses, and Jesus, and Muhammed, and Krishna, and Joseph Smith (not joking, he fits in too!)...ALL of these Greats have always pointed to the One World Slave Religion that we will all belong to. There will be no way out of that cage. No old books to disprove what Massa says. Complex thought diminished for the average person, people being bred specifically to be quite average (I kid you not, this is yet another Baha'i doctrine!).