A group of New York Muslims has taken offense at a small town’s new memorial honoring those who died in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier fired off a letter to city leaders in Owego – alleging that words engraved in the granite memorial would encourage hatred toward Muslims.
That’s a problem for the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier 161 Grand Ave Johnson City, N.Y., Phone (607) 729-7265 based just a few miles away. “They want us to change the word from ‘Islamic Terrorist’ to either ‘terrorist’ or ‘Al Qaeda terrorist,’” Owego NY City Manager Donald Castellucci said. “I sent them back an email saying I disagreed with their premise 100 percent.”
The entire inscription reads: “On September 11, 2001 nineteen Islamic terrorists unsuspectingly boarded four airliners departing east coast airports to hijack the planes and carry out a series of coordinated attacks against the United States. This is a tribute to all the lives lost that day and to the heroic sacrifice of all who rushed to help. As Americans, we honor their memory by living our lives in freedom. We will never forget.”
Mr. Castellucci said they have no plans to change a single letter in the town’s memorial. “I don’t live in a politically correct world,” he told Fox affiliate WICZ. “I live in a historical fact world…whether it’s American, homegrown, Christianity, Islamic, you call it what it is. And we don’t whitewash things, especially here.” “This is not about religion,” he told me. “It’s about one event on one day that killed more than 3,000 people.”
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