Yes, there should be nothing wrong with stating the truth
There must compromise language that won't offend
No way, it would offend Muslims
other, please explain
Oh, I don't know..
Even here in Libtardistan we have roadside signs that say, " Im memory of John XXXXX, please don't drink & drive".......
That points out who was responsible, maybe in a slightly roundabout way, but murderers just the same....
Same rule should apply....
I see nothing controversial with the words. However it would be like putting my child was killed by a child rapist or my son was killed by a drunk driver or my dad died of a heart attack on a grave stone. I know when I die I do not want my loved ones looking on my tombstone seeing how I died.
The town thinks it's just too controversial to put those words.
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I don't think it should as it will send the wrong message. It should be to honor the memory of the departed, not trash the criminals who did it.
Just seems to be more of a revenge move than one of honoring the fallen.
I think it would dishonor the memory and the person who built such a thing.
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I don't see how can this be offensive to Muslims that are not terrorists.
Yeah sure, he could have said murdered by terrorists, but that would be a generalization.
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I see nothing wrong with it. In fact it sounds like a good idea. A memorial is not just about remembering the fallen. It's also about remembering how they fell. After all the they don't have the World War II Memorial named "World War II Memorial" for nothing.
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Personally I think the saying really dishonors the dead by politicizing it with anger.
While the man is free to put whatever he wants on a private cemetary headstone....it doesn't belong in the public square.
Again...why would this man want to dishonor his son with this?
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