The American Center for Law and Justice is asking the New York Supreme Court to suspend construction of a proposed mosque center near Ground Zero even as its developers admitted they were having "money issues" and "were far away" from building it.
The ACLJ, which represents a 9/11 firefighter, filed the suit last summer challenging the mosque.
The ACLJ has been working to prevent the mosque from being built despite the project's financial struggles. Confession of money problems comes as developers have also replaced Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as the project leader.
"This revelation clearly shows that the project has run into problems," said Brett Joshpe, a lawyer for the ACLJ. "This admission in open court is an important signal that this project is faltering."
"We look forward to presenting our case to the court to ensure that this mosque is never built at Ground Zero," he continued.
Feb. 22 is the next scheduled court hearing.