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Father Fights For Truth On 9/11 Plaque

From Fox News:

Father of 9/11 Victim Fights to Have ‘Murdered by Muslim Terrorists’ Inscribed on Son’s Memorial

By Douglas Kennedy

Tuesday , October 27, 2009

KENT, Conn. — 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…

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."

Epstein noted that other Sept. 11 memorials, like the one at the Pentagon, don’t mention Muslim terrorists, and she said she does not want to alienate any members of her small and close-knit community.

Ms. Epstein doesn’t quite get it.

That the other9/11 memorials don’t mention Muslims is exactly the problem.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “Father Fights For Truth On 9/11 Plaque”

  1. ilzito guacamolito says:

    ~ “We perceive ourselves as a very warm, loving town,” said Ruth Epstein ~

    Her town is probably a sister city with Shiteovia in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy leaving you wanting to sing “Kumbaya”, doesn’t it?

  2. babyboomerbob says:

    I recently saw a TruTv program that involved a father and mother who performed an ‘honor killing’ of their daughter. ‘Honor killings’ were explained during the show. But yet the religion of Islam was not mentioned a single time, implying that ‘honor killings’ are part of a vague Middle-Eastern culture, not a tenant of certain large sects of Muslim believers.

  3. proreason says:


    Enough said.

  4. czar says:

    I wonder if Epstein would object if a memorial dealt with the holocaust and the Nazi’s.

  5. VMAN says:

    What the father wants on the plaque really isn’t enough. It should say “Murdered by scum sucking, dog licking, pig sucking, crap eating, low life, illegitimate religion muslims and any muslim that doesn’t stand on the roof tops and denounce that illegitimate false religion should be thrown out of this great land of ours.”

  6. sheehanjihad says:

    So, lets review. Muslim terrorists killed him along with 3000 some odd people in the process. The good people of Kent Conn. insist that by telling the absolute truth may insult the sensitivities of a religious group, so they instead choose to quiver like the weakling cowards they are and instead insult the entire population of the United States instead.

    Cowering if fear of offending a group that lives to be offended by literally anything you can think of is patently ludicrous. The Kent powers that be are sending a strong message to muslims everywhere……COME KILL US TOO!! WE ARE WAY TO STUPID TO SEE YOUR THREAT~!

    I can only hope that some suicide bomber decides to wear a back pack full of TNT and attends the next council meeting to show everyone just how tolerant and understanding muslims can be.

    The council needs to remember where they live, and why they are still living. The people they are foolishly protecting for insult are laughing as they prepare to kill yet more Americans…..just like the Kent jerk council. They do this at their own peril….and they are disgusting.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I wonder if the CIA has a ‘drone’ they aren’t using because something has just come up.

  7. Right of the People says:


    I see your point but I fear for the day when enough delusional American whackos who have drunk the Muslim kool-aid start strapping bombs to themselves and blow themselves up in our cities. Let’s all hope that day never comes.

    I’m as sick of this PC crap as anyone, where has my country gone?

    • proreason says:

      70% of the country agrees with us on this issue, but the country has been “trained” to acquiesce to the 5% who somehow have managed to grab control of the agenda.

      The other 25% are confused by the BS or too intimidated to have an opinion.

      The 70% needs to begin telling the truth about this stuff without worring what that tiny 5% thinks or says.

    • caligirl9 says:

      How will 9/11 be taught in history books? Seriously? Who will the “bad guys” be?

      The way things are going in this country with the closet Muslim in charge, 9/11 was brought about by the greed of the people working in the World Trade Center, and the poor hijacker suicide pilots were driven crazy by capitalists on their flights to nowhere. The suicide pilots are the heroes and everyone else, including the firefighters who were trying to evacuate the building, were all worthy of death anyway … nasty capitalists.

      Think about it … there was no sugar-coating of Nazi Germany and my grandparents lived with that shame, knowing they bought into it for awhile and then learning what really happened. Can’t offend Muslim sensibilities now, can we?

    • beautyofreason says:

      We know how the Reverend Wright taught it: as a just and response to perceived Western colonization and racism during the twentieth century. He called 9/11 America’s “chickens coming home to roost.” While Obama has disavowed his ex-preacher’s statements, I don’t believe it for a moment. After 20 years of having someone as “spiritual adviser,” even naming a book from their speech, you know their beliefs inside and out. Wright’s racism and anti-Western ideas (he also had a former stint in Islam and as a black nationalist) are not among those things that stay hidden to all but a few. It’s glaringly obvious to everyone.

    • wardmama4 says:

      The Diary of Anne Frank, The Hiding Place and Schindler’s List all show that people standing up can make a difference. Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. Sad that it takes so long for the truth to be told – I wonder why that is?!?

      It is not insulting a religion or ethnic group – only liberals see everyone as part of a group – it is stating a fact as to what happened to his son.

      What Epstein et al do not understand is that if you don’t tell the truth – you will never find the solution to the problem. America since Carter has been weak on terrorism – and in 2001 it came onto our own shores. And now a mere 8 years later – we are going back into that prissy, spineless, ‘let’s all play nice together’ ignorant mode – and it will get us killed – AGAIN.

  8. beautyofreason says:

    I wonder if Americans in 1945 were afraid of mentioning the Japanese as the perpetrators of Pearl Harbor?

    I don’t care that the source of the slaughter happens to be a religious as opposed to a solely political movement – in this case Islam. Political, terrorist-oriented branches of Islam are spreading to countries that did not face them in decades past – Indonesia, Thailand, and of course the attacks in Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.

    There is a worldwide movement in favor of reigniting the anti-freedom, anti-learning of hard line Islam – global supremacy and a hatred of Western principles are their primary characteristics . It is also a sad fact that while most Muslims are not violent, most support complete theocracy with all non-Muslims living under Shariah law, virtually the same philosophy as Al Qaeda but without the violence. It is also sad that contemporary U.K. polls show that over half of British Muslims want to live under Islamic law, over half want British people prosecuted for “insulting” Islam and two thirds believe that 9/11 was done by Americans and Israelis. The vast majority, over 80%, want “Western civilization” to come to an end, albeit through peaceful means. Those are not the views of peaceful immigrants – but imperialists.

    Proponents of Islamic supremacy or an international caliphate seek to undo every bit of modernity that has come from Western shores….religious freedom, gender equality, intellectual dissent. They are truly a road to the dark ages if such a regression is possible. All save for raping Western technologies to use in wars against Western civilians – nuclear weapons, bombs, and suicide attacks.

    If Americans cannot even say the name of this threat aloud then we have nobody to blame but ourselves when Islam continues to push its sickening attitudes into Western countries and third world populations fall to hard line Shariah law. The security of our people is at risk.

    Obama would rather stand on the pulpit and preach about great Islam is than point out its dangerous philosophical trajectory. He and other liberals are working to insure that “moderate Islam” remains an oxymoron and integration a myth.

    • catie says:

      Beauty, nope they rounded them up and put them in interment camps without batting an eye. However, in this PC age, it doesn’t matter that Muslims were the hijackers, we don’t want to offend them.

  9. GL0120 says:

    Dear Caligirl9 –
    “Can’t offend Muslim sensibilities now, can we?”

    Nope, not if you want to live.
    It’s always open season on Christians and Jews but if a Muslim’s tender sensibilities are offended, as they typically are, plan on being killed.

  10. canary says:

    Well maybe a compromise. Instead of “Murdered by Muslim terrorists” It could say ‘Murdered by muslim Terrorists”. But, no less.

    • artboyusa says:

      It could also say “Musselmen” or “Mohammedans” – old fashioned locutions, I know, but still perfectly okay to use.

  11. MASH message for Peter Gadiel:

    Dear Mr. Gadiel,

    You said: “Muslims have to acknowledge that it was their co-religionists who committed this act in their name.” We couldn’t agree with you more. Please know that there are Muslims who are disgusted with Kent officials’ cowardice. Without acknowledging what happened on 9/11, there is no way forward. Germany acknowledged the Holocaust and other atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis in WWII and Germans became a better people for it. We would like to add our voices to your demand that “Murdered by Muslim terrorists” be added on your son’s memorial plaque.


    Muslims Against Sharia


    • sheehanjihad says:

      MAS….you need to forward your post to the Kent city council so they can quit quaking under their desks and acknowledge the reality of who attacked us. Maybe if they see that the only people they are offending is the lunatic PC crowd and CAIR…they will change what little minds they have. I wont hold my breath. Fear breads contempt, and the Kent city council is typical of the sheep being lead to the slaughter…..cowardice like theirs encourages terror….because it shows that terror works. They are disgusting spineless children posing as adults.

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