According to a local Islamic organization in upstate New York, the Owego 9/11 memorial is unfair to the Muslim community.
A controversy in Town of Owego over a new monument in Hickories Park for a major terrorist attack in September of 2001. Its wording has upset some. The monument references, ” nineteen Islamic terrorists” as being responsible for 9/11.
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A spokesperson for the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier says that having the words “Islamic terrorists” on the monument is a broad brush against the many Muslims who live in the Southern Tier. The group has asked that the monument say “terrorists” or, if they must, use “al-Qaeda terrorists.”
… Town Supervisor Donald Castellucci says it is an accurate historical portrayal. “I don’t live in a politically correct world,” he said. “I live in a historical fact world and cross-terrorism, whether it’s American, homegrown, Christianity, Islamic, you call it what it is. And, we don’t whitewash things, especially here. And, we think we done the accurate citing of what happened.”
Just when you think the absurdity of political correctness has finally hit bottom, people complain about the wording of a 9/11 memorial.
Erasing “Islamic” from the 9/11 memorial would be nothing short of revisionist history. The Obama White House may not have the courage to call out radical Islam by name, but it’s good to see towns like Owego aren’t lost in the politically correct house of mirrors.