September 11 memorial film draws controversy

Muslims criticise short film, "The Rise of al-Qaeda", by 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York, for its portrayal of Islam.

    Controversy has erupted in the US over a short film planned to be shown at the September 11 Memorial Museum in New York.

    Muslim and inter-faith groups complain that the movie, called "The Rise of al-Qaeda", fails to distinguish between al-Qaeda's interpretation of Islam and that of mainstream Muslims.

    The museum refuses to make changes and told Al Jazeera that they did not intend to portray all Muslims negatively.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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