Oh,fer gawd’s sake, let’s not offend the muslims.
Peter Gadiel wants everyone to remember his son, James, who was killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks.
And he also wants people to remember how he died: “Murdered by Muslim terrorists.”
For Gadiel, any tribute to his son would be woefully incomplete without those words.
“I think it’s important, because I think there’s a nationwide effort to suppress the identity of the people who were involved in the attacks,” Gadiel told Fox News.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
“We perceive ourselves as a very warm, loving town,” said Ruth Epstein, a Kent selectman and one of two town leaders to vote the plaque down. “To disparage any one ethnic group is just against everything that we stand for here.”
……”Muslims have to acknowledge that it was their co-religionists who committed this act in their name,” he said. “I am offended that unlike so many others, they refuse to acknowledge that it was their people who did this.”
MUSLIM terrorists declared war on the West, but we “shouldn’t disparage their ethnic group”. Can you imagine the Pearl Harbor memorial excluding the fact that thousands of military personnel were slaughtered by the Japanese, or the Normandy memorial leaving out the fact that allied troops engaged the German enemy?
3000 people were systematically murdered by MUSLIM terrorists, with a stated purpose to spill the blood of non-muslim “infidels”, and to strike at the heart of this country. Give credit where it’s due.
Liberal creampuffs like Epstein obviously didn’t have 9/11 hit close enough to their own back yards. Just what the hell do they “stand for”? Bizzare political correctness to appease an ethnic group whose members are sworn enemies of the United States. That’s not “standing” for anything. That’s cowardice.
You can contact Ruth at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I already sent my regards.