ABC reported that Muslims in the New York town of Owego demanded that words on a 9-11 memorial plaque be removed because it says “Islamic terrorists.”
The 9-11 memorial plaque reads:
“On September 11, 2001, nineteen Islamic terrorists unsuspectedly 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 of 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.”
The controversy in this small upstate NY town comes from the two words: “Islamic terrorists.”
Well they weren’t Buddhists.
The town officials were not appreciative of the demand and pushed back:
“I don’t live in a politically-correct world. I live in a historical fact world and terrorism — whether it’s American homegrown, Christianity, Islamic — you call it what it is.” Donald Castellucci, town supervisor for the city of Owego
City officials claimed they don’t “whitewash” things in Owego, New York, so it appears they will not bow down to the Muslims’ demand.
The Muslim group “Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier” says it paints all Muslims with the “same brush.” They stated that the monument’s wording is inflammatory and could stir more violence against the people who adhere to their faith.
The fact remains that it was Islamic terrorists who committed the 9-11 atrocity. It wasn’t Christians, Buddhists, or Sikhs. It was ISLAMIC terrorists.
By trying to change the plaque to the way they want it, they are making themselves look unreasonable. It shows that they are continually offended by everything, and trying to manipulate history.
Could they bother to acknowledge that yes, they were Islamic and simply condemn it? Instead they whine about the wording on the monument.
The monument is set to be dedicated on September 11, 2016.