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Interfaith Panel Denounces a 9/11 Museum Exhibit’s Portrayal of Islam
New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2014 | SHARON OTTERMAN

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; 911museum; akbarahmed; alqaeda; islam; islamists; jihad; jihadists; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; riseofalqaeda; sharonotterman
9/11 and many other terrorists acts were done by Muslims in the name of Islam. If Muslims think mentioning this gives their religion a bad name, they should clean house.
1 posted on 04/23/2014 10:24:22 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

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!

pizzon islam


2 posted on 04/23/2014 10:27:52 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: reaganaut1

That is what islam does. No “house” to clean.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 10:28:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: reaganaut1

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.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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who and what is an interfaith....counsel??

A group of self righteous religionist who share a heretical universalist doctrine.

5 posted on 04/23/2014 10:36:23 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: reaganaut1

bkmk


6 posted on 04/23/2014 10:53:57 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Why an Interfaith Council is one where there is no Catholic. However, Christianity is represented by a Lesbian UCC Minister.


7 posted on 04/23/2014 10:58:33 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: reaganaut1

What is “interfaith” about islamic terrorism??


8 posted on 04/23/2014 10:59:22 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: tbpiper

Amen. Just a bunch of depraved apostates.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 11:03:36 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: tbpiper

I once met a doofus who was collecting signatures relative to such a “group”...


10 posted on 04/23/2014 11:10:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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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 .


11 posted on 04/23/2014 12:14:08 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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We really don’t care what you think. Your minds have been closed to truth and decency. Go preach you ‘crap’ somewhere else.


12 posted on 04/23/2014 12:29:53 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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>>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.


13 posted on 04/23/2014 12:53:23 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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IOW, people with ‘coexist’ bumperstickers on their Prius.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 1:27:38 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
...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.
15 posted on 04/23/2014 2:53:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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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


16 posted on 04/23/2014 6:40:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: sassy steel magnolia
New York Disaster Interfaith Services

ahahaha shouldnt that be New York Interfaith Disaster...Services??
17 posted on 04/23/2014 7:08:49 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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