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
I don't see why the religion/race/ethnicity of the terrorists needs to be specified. They're terrorists, period. What next? "Murdered by Christian terrorists" on some abortion doctor's memorial? Or "Murdered by an American terrorist" for vitims of the Oklahoma City bombing?
What is the point?
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I think that the reason that the mere mention of stuff like this and people being offended by it is because we have allowed them the opportunity to be offended. Instead of telling them "oh well big deal" we apologize to them, we hide behind politically correct terms. We let them make a big deal about it.
This one video shows how asinine it has become.
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The only way to fix this is to tell them..."Oh well" and ignore their outbursts.
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Anyone bother to think this through, or is it just liberal knee-jerk-can't-offend-anyone-especially-the-muslims nonsense that makes a mockery of truth?
The article in the OP says:
"Eight years ago, 23-year-old James Gadiel worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center. He died when a hijacked plane crashed into the North Tower."
So is the young man being memorialized by the town because he worked for Cantor Fitzgerald?
So, fifty years from now, the people of the town will walk by and see a memorial to Jim and wonder, "what the hell did he do to earn this plaque?"
The only thing of note in his life is his murder.
....well, who murdered him?
And Islam i was the dominant factor in the thinking of those terrorists, so it's not irrelevant, quite the opposite. James Gadiel was a victim of islamic hatred, and there's nothing wrong in pointing that out as yet one more shameful fact of Islam's history.
What do you people want to do, whitewash history so that only European Christians are the villians?
There are other more effective ways of avenging a senseless death.
This forum is one.
Another is energy independence - buy NO OIL from any Islamic/Arab/Muslim.
Another is to support our war against the Islamics.
But no memorial should ever be de-faced, even with the word "Muslim" or Islamic..
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I can't. This is important.
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Erecting this memorial with the words "Murdered by Muslim Terrorists" will only fuel the fringe extremists who have conducted those hate crimes. It will give them a sense of legitimacy to their prejudice.
It is up to the common sense of the society, politicans and the law to rule against a fringe minority trying to cause trouble.
If we all look hard enough, we could find many things that insult or offend us.
The problem isn't with the minority of crazies to me because they will always be there, it is those who allow that minority to overrule the majority.
Ah yes, the danish cartoons. Who can forget it? It was on my news constantly.
It makes no sense to me whatsoever why the father wants that on the inscription as 'the guy who was killed by terrorists', that is not respecting the dead. Is the father scared that 9/11 will be forgotten? It won't. The consequences of that day will be felt for decades.