08/28/2010 08:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Islamic Cultural Center May Get Public Financing: Group Seeks $70 Million

The mosque's backers hope to raise a total of $70 million in tax-exempt debt to build the center, according to the New York Times. Tax laws allow such funding for religiously affiliated non-profits if they can prove the facility will benefit the general public and their religious activities are funded separately.

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