Muslim advocates and scholars are stepping up pressure on the Sept. 11 museum to edit or at least let more scholars see a documentary movie exhibit about al-Qaida before the museum's opening this month.
Muslim groups began expressing concerns after members of the museum's interfaith clergy advisory panel raised alarms last month that the movie unfairly links Islam and terrorism. One member resigned in protest.
Now the Council on American-Islamic Relations' New York chapter has asked the public to send letters to officials urging the removal of any "anti-Islamic terminology." Meanwhile, about 400 history and religion professors and executives from other museums asked the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum to let a broad scholarly group evaluate the brief movie.