Muslim advocates amplify 9/11 museum film concerns

(KSNT Photo, Brian Dulle)

NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim advocates and scholars are stepping up pressure on New York City’s Sept. 11 museum to edit or at least let more scholars see a documentary movie exhibit about al-Qaida before the museum’s May 21 opening.

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.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ New York chapter asked the public Monday to send letters to officials urging the removal of any “anti-Islamic terminology.”

About 400 scholars and experts in various fields asked the museum Friday to invite a broad scholarly group to evaluate the brief movie.

The National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum has said it stands by the scholarship underlying the movie.

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