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One word creates 9/11 memorial controversy

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Owego, New York (KWWL) -

Fifteen years after 9/11, a memorial is causing a controversy.

The monument in Owego, New York reads, "Nineteen Islamic terrorists unsuspectedly boarded four airliners departing east coast airports to hijack the planes and carry out a series of coordinated attacks against the United States."

One group is asking for the word "Islamic" to be removed or replaced with the word, "al-Qaeda."

"I don't live in a politically-correct world. I live in a historical fact world and across terrorism, whether it's American, homegrown, Christianity, Islamic, you call it what it is," said Donald Castellucci, Owego Town Supervisor.

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