Skip to comments.New York's Sept 11 museum to display hijacker perspective
Posted on 09/11/2009 12:05:30 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
NEW YORK A museum dedicated to the September 11 attacks will display written quotations drawn from "martyrdom" videos made by the hijackers, along with witness testimonials that will be screened to prevent sympathizers from praising the perpetrators, museum officials said on Thursday.
Previous attempts to put into context the motivation of the men who used hijacked passenger planes to attack the United States on September 11, 2001, have been met with emotional public opposition, with politicians canceling plans for an "International Freedom Center" in 2005.
But the president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum said photographs of the 19 hijackers would be displayed along with the quotes as part of the "witness testimony" in the museum.
The memorial and museum are planned for the World Trade Center site undergoing reconstruction in lower Manhattan. The underground museum should open by 2013.
Museum president Joe Daniels told reporters the exhibit would present the facts, focusing on "what happened on that day, why it happened, what does it mean to live in a 9/11 world."
"Let the perpetrators speak for themselves," Daniels said.
The museum has possession of videotapes the hijackers made in preparation for the suicide attacks and Reuters previously reported that visitors could play back the tapes, citing Daniels.
"That's a powerful and important thing that visitors to this museum need to hear -- bearing witness to the actual testimonials of those who committed the atrocities," Daniels told a news conference.
However, Daniels later told Reuters by telephone that the exhibit would be limited to photos and written text from the martyrdom tapes.
The museum is inviting people around the world to send in pictures and recorded recollections about the attacks that will be displayed on its website after being screened for sentiments lionizing the hijackers. (http://911history.org)
"No one will come to this museum and leave with a feeling of heroism for the people who committed the crimes that we bear witness to today," Daniels told reporters.
Museum officials are treading carefully. Initial plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center included the International Freedom Center, which would have covered subjects unrelated to the 2001 attacks and discussed themes such as tolerance and diversity.
But Former New York Governor George Pataki canceled the Freedom Center after critics, including survivors and relatives of the nearly 3,000 who died, said the museum should instead be dedicated exclusively to the day known as 9/11 and the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center.
As an example of what will be included, Daniels said the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union was vital in understanding "the roots of Al Qaeda."
The most horrific pictures, such as those of people who jumped from the top floors of the Twin Towers to escape the heat and flames, will be segregated.
No. Screw the perpetrators, diddle on their graves, defy them and exile them from the human race.
Why is this hard? Because the left hates humanity, just like their mascots do.
Hijacker on Videotape:”We must teach the infidels that pious obedience to Allah is their only hope for survival. Americans swim in debauchery ans they will be punished”
Same Hijacker days before the hijacking “ We would like 6 more beers, a round of Tequila and ask the infidel whore stripper to come to our table for a lap dance”.
This is an honest question...if I had to guess i would say No...
What do you bet Jimmy Carter gets a pass?
What the hell, where is the Hitler wing of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles?!
The politicians and decision makers in my home state of NY are complete imbiciles. Seriously. I think Peter King is the only decent one of the bunch!
I found a new restroom to pee in, then. And Mr Daniels can clean it up.
I like this idea. Sprinkled in among the ghastly photos and video of the 9/11 carnage, a few choice quotes showing the Muslim insanity that drove these people to do what they did.
Know your enemy.
They did it to save Arab lives and fought them back to save ours.
Simple as that.
That's simple... and it should be put in the Museum.
"These cowards attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, following their ridiculous ideologies that if you're not Muslim you are nothing. They attacked innocent people that had never done anything to them and changed the lives of thousands of people who no longer have their Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Grandparent, etc... These attackers were nothing more than despicable monsters who got off easy by killing themselves with over 3,000 innocent people."
WHAT? And I suppose We the People pay for this, too? Needs to be trashed by We the People.
Can anyone imagine the words of Hitler insribed on a WW II memorial?
This country is the last hope of the Western Civilization, and one half of it is mad.
Have all the toilet paper in the restrooms have their picture on it, have their faces painted on the toilet bowls and urinals and make sure any food concession serves ham sandwiches. There, now they’re represented.
What a toilet of a city. I’m so glad I left.
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