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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Muslims Outraged Over Town’s 9/11 Memorial

A group of New York Muslims have taken offense to a small town’s new 9/11 memorial that honors those who died in the September 11th, 2001 Islamic terrorist attacks.

The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier wrote a letter to city leaders in Owego, alleging that words engraved in the granite memorial would encourage hatred toward Muslims.

The entire inscription on the memorial 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 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.”

The memorial, which will be dedicated on Saturday, identifies those responsible for the attacks as “Islamic terrorists.”

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, so they are offended - so what?

Anonymous said...

The City Manager's response was perfect! Kudos to him! Were the people who hijacked those planes terrorists? Yes. Were the people who hijacked those planes Muslim? Yes. Looks like facts to me. If these Southern Tier Muslims feel that it is smearing their names/identities then perhaps they should do something proactive about the way the world views their religious beliefs. Take a stand and speak out against Islamic extremists. Tolerate other religions. Advocate for the peaceful sanctions of the religions. Instead, they just sit on the sidelines because they are afraid of their own kind. I'd like to believe that the vast majority of Muslims are truly peaceful people, but they allow a very small minority dictate the way they are perceived as a whole.

I can't wait to see what the courts have to say about this one. I can't see any way that the 100% factual statement displayed on this memorial can be misconstrued as a hate or racist statement. Buuuut... I'm sure some liberal judge could find something wrong with it.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a flying flip if they are offended? So what, I'm offended by seeing them go around with all that garb on that they wear. If they don't like what they see, don't look or better yet, get the hell out of our country.

Anonymous said...

Go back to there Oppresive terrorist country.

don Skidmore said...

why should we let muslims dictate what we can say and print this a GOD fearing,christian nation ,and to let a few splinter groups that defile the BIBLE and christianity dictate to the american people their anti USA is a slap in the face who still believe this still the greatest nation on earth no matter what religion you are or what political party you belong to,the preachers and politicians should heedthe words of the people,not try to fill their pockets by spreading their bullshit to the american people GOD BLESS AMERICA

Anonymous said...

If our American ways are not acceptable ---
then those who are offended-----Leave!!! It's
that plain & simple. This is America take it
or leave it!!

Anonymous said...

I hear ISIS is looking for a few good men? Send em over there....get 'em all together and ........BOOM! Offended now a$$holes???

Anonymous said...

Trump 16.

Anonymous said...

It has now been 15 years.
I believe it is time to find out exactly what happened on 911.
We know for certain that the official story is a fairy tale.
So now we need to discover the truth.

Anonymous said...

Because we were founded on freedom from religion. I cant really figure out why they are offended because the truth is the truth, but im sure ither religions and those who are not religious all get really offended by being treated like sub humans because their views are different than yours. Our founded fathers were treared this way in england. Thats why they came here and started a new country that was free to believe in what ever you like. We are the greatest nation because we are not suppose to be prosecuted for our beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Most everyone I know hates them, so whats the big deal?
Obama hates white Americans, the Cops, the Military, the Constitution, America, the list is endless!

Anonymous said...

Ask clinton he screwed up not killing bin laden, there was chatter a week befofe 9/11 about something big but Nobody had a clue as to what where when....FACT.Now clinton he had 2 times he could have wiped out bin laden but he chickened out as did his pos wife did in Bengazi.

Anonymous said...

What? The muslims can't stand the truth???

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts

Anonymous said...

If the shoe fits? Wear it!

Anonymous said...

12:27, very well said. (map)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It has now been 15 years.
I believe it is time to find out exactly what happened on 911.
We know for certain that the official story is a fairy tale.
So now we need to discover the truth.

September 8, 2016 at 2:37 PM

I wish you would sign your name because I would introduce you to an ounce of Pb.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Most everyone I know hates them, so whats the big deal?
Obama hates white Americans, the Cops, the Military, the Constitution, America, the list is endless!

September 8, 2016 at 3:29 PM

You are spot on!

Anonymous said...

F them. This is our country and they can go back to the Middle East. Most of them are getting government benefits anyway and I am sick of that. I don't care where you came from, if you were not born and raised in the U.S. then you don't deserve any benefits whatsoever.