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NY Community Leaders to Address Controversy Over 9/11 Memorial Museum Film


Date: May 14, 2014
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Interfaith Center of New York, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY, 10115

Civil rights leaders, scholars, and clergy members will present concerns about their treatment by the September 11 Memorial Museum. Despite having received hundreds of millions of dollars of federal grants, the museum has refused to screen their controversial film, “The Rise of Al-Qaeda,” to media and civil rights organizations. News conference participants will speak about the terminology, without full and proper context, used in the film. Attendees include individuals who have seen the film.

Among the community leaders and activists scheduled to speak:

  • Zead Ramadan, President, Council on American-Islamic Relations – NY Chapter
  • Aisha Al-Adawiya, Board Chair Emeritus, Women in Islam, Inc.
  • Donna Nevel, Jews Against Islamophobia
  • Talat Hamdani, mother of Salman Hamdani, NYPD cadet who lost his life on 9/11
  • Reverend Chloe Breyer, Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York
  • Todd Fine, Project Khalid, Little Syria
  • Amardeep Singh, Director of Programs, Sikh Coalition
  • Haroon Moghul


Linda Sarsour
National Advocacy Director
National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
917.306.3323 or

CAIR-NY Director of Operations Sadyia Khalique 212-870-2002,


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