"Islamophobia" is running rampant in the heretofore bucolic town of Owego, New York, and Muslims are worried. Are marauding bands of "right-wing extremists" pulling hijabs off little old Muslim ladies and daubing swastikas on the walls of mosques? No, the "Islamophobia" in question appears on Owego's new 9/11 memorial monument, which dares to refer to the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 jihad terror attacks as "Islamic terrorists." In this age of Obama, Owego should have known better!
WWMT reported last Thursday that the monument was "causing controversy," as "the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier worries the wording could encourage hatred toward Muslims living in the area, painting all Muslims with the same brush....The Islamic group has asked that the monument just read, 'terrorists' or even 'Al-Qaeda terrorists.'"