That's right. It turns out that an apartment building that Feisal Abdul Rauf owns in Union City, New Jersey has been cited for numerous violations including vermin infestation and rotting floors. This is just one of several buildings in which Rauf has been involved—and tax payer subsidized at that. His property investments have been also characterized by markedly shady dealings.
What's strange is how this story has been downplayed in the press. In light of all the controversy that has surrounded Park51/ Cordoba House, one would think that this kind of a disclosure would receive a great deal more publicity. Perhaps the media is treading lightly in order not to embarrass prominent figures such as New York Mayor
On one hand, Rauf's dealings with his non-Muslim tenants and failure to disclose his history to the public seem to dovetail with the Islamic doctrine of Al-tiqiyya which states that it is acceptable to lie to non-Mulims in furtherance of Islam. On the other maybe there's no religious motive behind his behavior; he may be just an out-and-out con-artist with no sense of honor toward his tenants or his followers.
Based on Rauf's past statements about Egypt, Israel, Jews, and Iran, he harbored rather non-ecumenical feelings about non-Muslims in the 1970's. Has Rauf really changed his tune since then? He is evasive and hedges the question as to whether he not his beliefs in the means of achieving certain ends have undergone a genuine transformation.
In short, the evidence shows that Rauf is a fraud and a hypocrite. Considering the above revelations, how can anyone rationalize continued trust in this man and support of his plans for his "designs"?