New York Muslim Group Calls on City to Remove Phrase ‘Islamic Terrorists’ From 9/11 Memorial
A group of Muslims in the New York town of Owego are upset by a new 9/11 memorial honoring those who died at the hand of Islamic terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.
Members of the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier took issue with the fact that the memorial refers to the attackers as “Islamic terrorists” – a phrase they believe encourages hatred toward Muslims. Instead, the group asked that the monument say either “terrorists” or “al-Qaeda terrorists.”
But the request is not being met with positive responses from city officials.
“They want us to change the word from ‘Islamic Terrorist’ to either ‘terrorist’ or ‘Al Qaeda terrorist,’” City Manager Donald Castelluci told Fox News columnist Todd Starnes. “I sent them back an email saying I disagreed with their premise 100 percent.” – READ MORE