Skip to comments.Interfaith Panel Denounces a 9/11 Museum Exhibit’s Portrayal of Islam
Posted on 04/23/2014 10:24:22 AM PDT by reaganaut1
Past the towering tridents that survived the World Trade Center collapse, adjacent to a gallery with photographs of the 19 hijackers, a brief film at the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum will seek to explain to visitors the historical roots of the attacks.
The film, The Rise of Al Qaeda, refers to the terrorists as Islamists who viewed their mission as a jihad. The NBC News anchor Brian Williams, who narrates the film, speaks over images of terrorist training camps and Qaeda attacks spanning decades. Interspersed with his voice are explanations of the ideology of the terrorists, rendered in foreign-accented English translations.
The documentary is not even seven minutes long, the exhibit just a small part of the museum. But it has suddenly become over the last few weeks a flash point in what has long been one of the most highly charged issues at the museum: how it should talk about Islam and Muslims.
At issue is whether it is appropriate or inflammatory for the museum to use religious terminology like Islamist and jihad in conjunction with the Sept. 11 attacks, without also making clear that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful.
The terms Islamist and jihadist are frequently used in public discourse to describe extremist Muslim ideologies. But the problem with using such language in a museum designed to instruct people for generations is that most visitors are simply going to say Islamist means Muslims, jihadist means Muslims, said Akbar Ahmed, the chairman of the Islamic studies department at American University.
The terrorists need to be condemned and remembered for what they did, Dr. Ahmed said.
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who and what is an interfaith....counsel?? and most importantly who cares what they think???
do they include people who worship thier cars? and If Not WHY NOT!
That is what islam does. No “house” to clean.
When I was in Hobart OK a few years back, The TOMMY FRANKS museum had a 9-11 video display which made you want to KILL MOSLEMS.
Everyone should go see it.
A group of self righteous religionist who share a heretical universalist doctrine.
Why an Interfaith Council is one where there is no Catholic. However, Christianity is represented by a Lesbian UCC Minister.
What is “interfaith” about islamic terrorism??
Amen. Just a bunch of depraved apostates.
I once met a doofus who was collecting signatures relative to such a “group”...
Peter B. Gudaitis with the Rev. Chloe Breyer, left, of the Interfaith Center of New York, and the Rev. Ruth Yoder Wenger, of New York Disaster Interfaith Services. They are members of a panel that has raised objections to the film.DAMON WINTER/THE NEW YORK TIMES
So those idiots are the whiners.. They will be all loving and magnanimous until the muzzies cut off their heads once the muzzies overrun us. Bet on it .
We really don’t care what you think. Your minds have been closed to truth and decency. Go preach you ‘crap’ somewhere else.
>>the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful<<
Horse hockey. If you start from that premise, you lose all credibility. Mohammedism is a cult of hate created by a camel humping pedophile.
IOW, people with ‘coexist’ bumperstickers on their Prius.
...most visitors are simply going to say Islamist means Muslims, jihadist means Muslims, said Akbar Ahmed, the chairman of the Islamic studies department at American University. The terrorists need to be condemned and remembered for what they did, Dr. Ahmed said.Don't like it? Repudiate Islam. Islam is Jihad, Jihad is Islam. Thanks reaganaut1.
I’ve seen more than “my share” of those abominations.
if this interfaith nonsense was really authentic they’d have to insist on the inclusion of Moloch Worshippers and ALL manner of barbarian pagan practices