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    By PERRY CHIARAMONTE and CATHY BURKE

    Posted: 2:47 AM, August 30, 2010

    Comments: 61 More Print He's the religious leader of the planned, controversial Ground Zero mosque -- but across the Hudson, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is known as an alleged slumlord.

    At buildings in Union City and Palisades Park, where Rauf reportedly got tax dollars to renovate low-income apartments, tenants yesterday said their gripes about their lousy housing conditions have been ignored.

    "Why doesn't he help the tenants he has before he builds a new place, claiming he wants to help people?" said a disgusted Jamie Barillas, who lives in a Rauf-owned apartment at 2206 Central Ave. in Union City.

    "Nothing gets done. We have to go through City Hall to get things done. . . . He doesn't care about his tenants," she said.

    Barillas said that bedbugs plague the building -- but that when she tried to get building managers to respond, they claimed they didn't have the money to hire an exterminator.

    Tenant Vilma Then chided Rauf as greedy.

    "All he likes is money," she said. "Nothing ever gets fixed. I complain to the super, and all he says is that he has the same problem."

    Vilma Then said she lived at Rauf's building around the corner until a fire forced her to move to 2206 Central Ave. She said her current situation is similar to her old digs, where she had a stove that was more like "a roach den."

    She also complained that Rauf's wife, Daisy Khan -- who has been the imam's spokesperson while he is touring overseas -- "listens to what you have to say and writes things down and leaves -- and nothing gets done."

    "She gives nothing but false promises," the resident said.

    The Record newspaper of Hackensack reported that Rauf won taxpayer-funded support for his New Jersey buildings from powerful politicians in the state, including Sen. Bob Menendez when he was the mayor of Union City.

    The projects were plagued by financial problems as well as tenant complaints, the paper said.

    A spokesman for Menendez said the senator did not have a close working relationship with Rauf.

    "There's a lot of people with real-estate projects in a given town, and a lot of communications go through the mayor's office," he told The Post.

    Khan did not immediately return calls to her home or workplace.

    She had told The Record that all of the tenants' complaints had been addressed.

    Francisco Nuñez, 46, who lives in one of the imam's Union City apartment houses, told The Post that Rauf "needs to pay more attention to this building because human beings live here -- we're not living here for free."

    "We pay rent, which is the only time people come around -- to collect money."

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    Pathetic, racist smear peace.

    You'd use the same quotes from tenants to prove how the poor complain too much want everything for free.

    Pretty ugly stuff there. Fear brings out the worst in people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Pathetic, racist smear peace.

    You'd use the same quotes from tenants to prove how the poor complain too much want everything for free.

    Pretty ugly stuff there. Fear brings out the worst in people.
    You forget that progressives - and members of the religion of peace both claim that they know better than the rest of us how to do things and that they have the moral superiority to lead and make decisions for the rest of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Pathetic, racist smear peace.

    You'd use the same quotes from tenants to prove how the poor complain too much want everything for free.

    Pretty ugly stuff there. Fear brings out the worst in people.
    Do you have proof these tenants claims are false and this article is a sham?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Do you have proof these tenants claims are false and this article is a sham?
    no of course he doesn't. He doesn't need them. He's a progressive and they know best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Pathetic, racist smear peace.
    Really? Where? Since when did Muslim become a race? The only pathetic thing is idiots like you trying to make it a racial issue when it isn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You'd use the same quotes from tenants to prove how the poor complain too much want everything for free.
    Again, really? Prove it or shut the fuck up.

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    Pretty ugly stuff there. Fear brings out the worst in people.
    Yup, and everytime you post you show just how ugly and scared you really are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Pathetic, racist smear peace.

    You'd use the same quotes from tenants to prove how the poor complain too much want everything for free.

    Pretty ugly stuff there. Fear brings out the worst in people.
    Have you lived in them; you are lying pathetic peace of shit. Scumbags like you should be exterminated like the bedbugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Pathetic, racist smear peace.

    You'd use the same quotes from tenants to prove how the poor complain too much want everything for free.

    Pretty ugly stuff there. Fear brings out the worst in people.
    Yeah I agree, it is. How dare that piece of crap Rauf treat his low-income minority tenants that way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Pathetic, racist smear peace.

    You'd use the same quotes from tenants to prove how the poor complain too much want everything for free.

    Pretty ugly stuff there. Fear brings out the worst in people.
    What is pathetic is how you use the all-purpose buzzword, "racist" to attack anything when you have no facts to support your case, followed by assumptions of what I "would" say in an argument, despite having no evidence. In fact, you're not only wrong, but you're completely ignorant about my history with housing. You see, my father used to be a landlord in NYC. He would buy abandoned buildings and renovate them, and eventually came to the attention of the Landlord/Tenant Courts, who assigned him receiverships to deal with buildings in foreclosure (banks don't have the means to provide landlord services). He was very much in demand because he actually put the money that he collected in rents back into the buildings and the tenants loved having working plumbing and electricity, not to mention heat, and improved security, while the banks liked having their properties made commercially viable for resale. In other words, I know a bit about what a landlord is expected to do for tenants, and Rauf fails on all accounts.

    So, you make an unfounded but ugly assertion, followed by an ignorant attack, all based on your assumption that anyone who disagrees with you must be a racist, because you're such an enlightened example of our elites.

    This is about what I've come to expect from you, which isn't saying much.
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