View Poll Results: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

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  • No way, it would offend Muslims

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Thread: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

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    Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

    For years, Gadiel's hometown of Kent, Conn., has wanted to honor the young man with a memorial plaque next to its town hall. But the tribute has hit a snag because James' father wants to include the phrase, "Murdered by Muslim terrorists," under his son's name.
    Father of 9/11 Victim Fights to Have 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' Inscribed on Son's Memorial - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

    What do you think? The town wants to put a memorial plaque next to its town hall but the father wants the phrase 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' put on the plaque.
    For Peter Gadiel, it is a central fact of the Sept. 11 attacks that is often left out.

    "It isn't just overlooked, it's suppressed," Gadiel said. "It's simply wrong to imply that people just died. The buildings didn't just collapse, they didn't just fall down they were attacked by people with a specific identity, a specific purpose."
    The town thinks it's just too controversial to put those words.
    Town officials call the phrase too controversial for a small town memorial, and they recently voted against erecting the plaque if Gadiel insists on the language.

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    Re: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

    Free speech out the window?
    Thank you

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    Re: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

    Quote Originally Posted by akryon
    Free speech out the window?
    It's on government property, so the government has to consent to it.
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    Re: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

    If it's on government property in public view, that just seems gratuitous and inflammatory. I empathize with the father, but that doesn't mean the city should put something so obnoxious on a memorial plaque. What's wrong with a plaque that just memorializes him as a victim of 9/11? Is the father worried that people will forget what happened?
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    Re: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

    is it customary for a memorial plaque to mention the manner in which one died, other than 'In the line of duty'?

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    Re: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Father of 9/11 Victim Fights to Have 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' Inscribed on Son's Memorial - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

    What do you think? The town wants to put a memorial plaque next to its town hall but the father wants the phrase 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' put on the plaque.

    The town thinks it's just too controversial to put those words.
    I don't see what purpose it would serve. Why does he need to make that distinction?

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    Re: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

    I don't think anyone would want to be remembered as "Murdered by Muslim Terrorists."
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    Re: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

    He's just trying to be political and inflammatory. It's sad that he is using his son's memory to try and accomplish that.

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    Re: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    He's just trying to be political and inflammatory. It's sad that he is using his son's memory to try and accomplish that.
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    Re: Should inscription 'Murdered by Muslim Terrorists' be allowed on Memorial Plaque?

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