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A planned appearance by a Muslim author at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum doesn't sit well with some first responders — and the writer says he welcomes open dialogue.

Haroon Moghul will discuss how his experiences after the terror attacks, influenced his memoir, "How to Be a Muslim: An American Story."

"But my hope is if people are critical — and they have every right to be critical — that they would be willing to come out and hear what I have to say and have a conversation," Moghul said of the Oct. 4 event.

Former constructor worker TJ Gilmartin, 57, who toiled through the toxic rubble at Ground Zero and developed cancer — has no interest in hearing Moghul's story.


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