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5 Truths the 9/11 Museum Should Tell About 9/11

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Robert Spencer

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April 27, 2014 - 9:00 am
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A controversy erupted last week at the National September 11 Memorial Museum over exactly how the museum should depict what happened on that fateful day. So it’s time to give them a few unsolicited suggestions.

The New York Times reported that Muslim leaders in New York are angry about a film that is slated to be shown at the museum titled The Rise of Al Qaeda because it “refers to the terrorists as Islamists who viewed their mission as a jihad.” Sheikh Mostafa Elazabawy, the imam of Masjid Manhattan, wrote to the museum’s director: “The screening of this film in its present state would greatly offend our local Muslim believers as well as any foreign Muslim visitor to the museum.”

Wait – aren’t the “local Muslim believers,” as well as any given “foreign Muslim visitor,” supposed to be part of the vast majority of Muslims worldwide who abhor and reject al Qaeda? So why would a film about al Qaeda offend them? Because, Elazabawy explains, “unsophisticated visitors who do not understand the difference between Al Qaeda and Muslims may come away with a prejudiced view of Islam, leading to antagonism and even confrontation toward Muslim believers near the site.”

Akbar Ahmed, a professor at American University and a renowned and respected moderate Muslim, complained that people who see the film are “simply going to say Islamist means Muslims, jihadist means Muslims.” While he acknowledged that “the terrorists need to be condemned and remembered for what they did,” he warned that “when you associate their religion with what they did, then you are automatically including, by association, one and a half billion people who had nothing to do with these actions and who ultimately the U.S. would not want to unnecessarily alienate.”

But this is a sleight-of-hand: it is not the 9/11 Museum that is associating their religion with what they did. It was the 9/11 hijackers themselves who associated their religion with what they did. Elazabawy and Ahmed want the museum to ignore and whitewash that fact, and it will almost certainly comply: it has already begun to do so by removing mention of “Islamic terrorism” from its website.

In a just world, however, it would highlight these five truths:

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Sadly the moderates are no where to be found. They refuse to stand up to the jihadi, refuse to admit the Koran motivates this violence, refuse to debate and discuss the matter, etc. ... All they do is yell "bigotry."

I have to assume that Spencer is right. Why wouldn't you want to defend your religion if the truth was on your side?
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I think Muslims should be banned in their entirety from entering the museum / shrine. It was incredibly offensive to ME when I visited the huge hole in the ground to notice several groups of chattering Muslims and their wrapped-up cow females standing there pointing out this and that to each other. I don't know what they were saying to each other, but looking up at the charred builidngs around the pit and remembering that day I did not care to share it with those individuals, whom I could easily imagine congratulating each other on what their Religion of Peace had accomplished against the infidels.
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All muslims, even if they don't actively participate in terrorism, support it through financial contributions. Anyone, including the American taxpayer, who supports an islamic charity is helping to finance terrorism.
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Another article that supports the treasonous "official story" of 9/11 and is but a part of the ongoing plot that allows such "False flag" events to be perpetuated to the benefit of the NeoCons.

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Well, at least here's one "NeoCon Screamer" who shows his true (insane) colors.
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Yes, by all means, post this Truther evidence. You Islamists and your taquiyya(sp) and your professionally cultivated hypersensitivity can roll in pig slop while proclaiming how subjugation equals peace. You are frauds; your "prophet" is a fraudulent pedophile and "allah" is Satan's deception over the seed of Ishmael...
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A better term than "islamist" or "islamofascist" would be LATER VERSE ENTHUSIAST. Note that where Later Verses contradict Earlier Verses, it is because Allah has sent you a better verse to supersede the old one. The Later Verses reflect what Muhammad was doing later in his life.
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Yes and it will be a good long time before we get that honest. I find it amusing that many people who oppose these truths on the grounds of racism are totally racist themselves. Sterling comes quickly to mind.
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If we can't even tell simple truths, we are doomed.
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There may be 'moderate' Muslims , hell I know many personally, but what there most certainly is not is a 'moderate' Islam. "Moderate' Muslims are the REAL misunderstanders of Islam.
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But there are no moderate and courageous Muslims; they be slowly made dead along with their kin...
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Sadly the moderates are no where to be found. They refuse to stand up to the jihadi, refuse to admit the Koran motivates this violence, refuse to debate and discuss the matter, etc. ... All they do is yell "bigotry."

I have to assume that Spencer is right. Why wouldn't you want to defend your religion if the truth was on your side?
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Because the same people who support radical Islam consider Muslims who do not apostates and that would be the only group they hate more than us. If I were a Muslim going to a mosque where there was anti-American hatred being preached, I'd leave, but I sure as hell wouldn't do anything annoy them on my way out.

This isn't an issue of moral cowardice, these people will come to your house and kill you...
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Sure, let's all become Muslims so we can do to unbelievers what the Jihadists did to Nick Berg, Daniel Pearl, and hundreds of others! It's a great belief system!
But that's what Allah wants....murder on an unprecedented scale! Babaloo Snackbar!!!
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Has CAIR fired up a lawsuit yet?

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everyone should remember what Turkey's Islamist prime minister Erdogan said

THERE IS NO SUCH THING MODERATE ISLAM, ISLAM IS ISLAM PERIOD.....
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I guess that the December 7,1941 attack on Pearl Harbor was perpetrated by a group of "Asian extremists whose actions cannot be connected to the Japanese nation as a whole."
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