NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Just weeks before it opens its doors, the National September 11 Memorial Museum is dealing with complaints and a controversy over a 7-minute film that will be shown at the museum.
As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, this time, the flap has nothing to do with human remains, or how the dead are listed, but rather how the terrorists responsible are characterized in a video exhibit.
Some clergy members have written letters demanding the museum change the documentary, which they say unfairly links Islam and terrorism.
“The Rise of Al Qaeda,” a brief documentary narrated by NBC anchor Brian Williams, shows the growth of international terrorist groups in the years leading up to the 2001 attacks. The film has not been publicly released, but museum officials have screened it for groups including an interfaith clergy advisory panel.