See no evil – Complaints about the use of the word “jihad” in a film about 9/11 are absurd

The clergymen and women trying to sanitize the religious extremism that motivated the murder of nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001, need to stand down.

The museum at Ground Zero, set to open next month, features — as one tiny part of an exhibition focused mainly on the lives of the dead — a seven-minute film called “The Rise of Al Qaeda.” Produced by experts on the history of terrorism and narrated by NBC News anchor Brian Williams, the film catalogues certain truths.

It calls the terrorists who attacked the Twin Towers “Islamist” — a term that, according to The Associated Press, describes “an advocate or supporter of a political movement that favors reordering government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam.”

Which is absolutely, positively, exactly what Osama Bin Laden and the 19 hijackers were, and proud of it.