Some inscription panels would have to be removed from Arizona’s Sept. 11 memorial under a bill approved by the Legislature.
Republican Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills is the legislation’s sponsor.
He says it’s intended to remove inscriptions that are offensive or detract from the memorial’s intended purpose of honoring those killed and injured in the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York.
The 11 inscriptions that would be removed include ones that say “Foreign-born Americans afraid,” ”Must bomb back” and “You don’t win battles of terrorism with more battles.”
The state commission that raised private funding for the memorial and chose its design replaced two other inscriptions several years ago in response to criticism.
The House approved the bill early Wednesday morning. It now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer.