Monday, May 05, 2008

Islamic Symbolism in Flight 93 Memorial???

People...THIS IS INSANE!!! [Note: Scroll down at previous link and view the "Crescent Betrayal"!!]

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"Call for Congressional investigation of Islamic symbolism in the Flight 93 memorial" Honor Flight 93 Petition

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The current plans for the Flight 93 Memorial design is utterly disgraceful!! It is devastatingly inappropriate! How could the public not care, or protest, that the design of the memorial would be shaped like an Islamic crescent?

This is insane! We are supposed to honor, memorialize and remember the VICTIMS of terrorism - not the false religion of the terrorists who did this despicable act!

Good for Mr. Burnett,
father of one of the victims for speaking out against what would surely be a travesty if the current design is not changed!

HT: Big Dog's Weblog
Crescent of Betrayal


mike rucker said...

a different perspective here.

an excerpt:
Sandra Felt, whose husband, Edward, died on Flight 93, said she could not fathom why people continued to see Islamic symbolism in the design.

“The land speaks for itself,” she said. “It’s in the shape of an embrace.”

After initial complaints, the original design title, “Crescent of Embrace,” was changed to “Circle of Embrace.” Trees were also added to the plans to encircle the site and not leave a gap that created a crescent.

Ms. Felt told board members on Saturday that she strongly disagreed with the sentiment of the design critics.

“Wow. Such hate. I’m shocked,” she said, her voice choked with emotion. “When you insult the place and inflame events, I want you to know you hurt us, too.”

this might say something as well:

Memorial officials say that Mr. Burnett, and his wife, Beverly, are the only family members of victims who have spoken out against the design.

unless someone investigates the memorial's designer, Murdoch, and finds that he's closet al-Qaeda, i think those of us not directly tied to the ones who died should do a little less judging and allow those closest to the catastrophe to lead the way. to think that they, among all people, would approve something that smacks of Islamic influence is naive at best, but more likely just plain cruel and self-serving.

mike rucker
fairburn, georgia, usa

Christinewjc said...

Of course there are differing opinions, Mike. No one is saying otherwise.

However, Mr. Burnett (and the thousands who are against the design and have signed the petition) have the right to be heard and to share their grievances.

The Islamic symbolism may not mean much to many non-religious Americans. After all, many people wear crosses as jewelry - without adhering to the true significance of the cross of Christ.

I ask you. If the memorial was in the shape of a cross, do you think that there might be objections from non-Christians?

People would be furious! Even though many Christians onboard that flight were responsible for preventing the plane from reaching the intended target (either the White House or U.S. Capitol.)

Also, it is a fact that symbolism is VERY important in the Islamic world. That one fact alone should make the designers change it from the current crescent shape.

And Mike, did you go to the links and read about the other objections to what is being planned for the memorial site?

If not, go here and discover that there is much more than just the crescent shape of the memorial.

What do you think of including 44 glass blocks along the memorial - one for each person who died - including the four terrorists?


...a new book from World Ahead Publishing, Crescent of Betrayal, describes the many Islamic and terrorist memorializing elements in the winning Crescent of Embrace design for the Flight 93 Memorial. Most importantly, a person facing directly into the half mile wide central crescent (still present in the superficially altered Bowl of Embrace redesign) is facing almost exactly at Mecca. A crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca is called a mihrab and is the central feature around which every mosque is built.

Author Alec Rawls started investigating the crescent site-plans after the winning design was unveiled in September 2005, and spent much of 2006 trying to get the Memorial Project to come to grip with his findings. Every element of the entire crescent design turns out to be a typical mosque feature, realized on the same epic scale as the half-mile wide central crescent. The minaret-like Tower of Voices part of the memorial turns out to be a gigantic Islamic prayer-time sundial. There are 44 memorial glass blocks emplaced along the flight path, exceeding the number of our murdered heroes by the number of their murderers. And on it goes, for over a hundred pages of Mr. Rawls’ 300 page exposé.

Anonymous said...

We should probaly cancel out all the roads called "Crescent" too. We wouldn't want Islamists thinking the streets for them!

Perhaps I should stop eating Burger King Crossiants too!


Anonymous said...

In 2001 Islamofascist terrorists hijacked Flight 93 murdering 40 people on board. There were no Islamic people on that flight. There were Islamofascist terrorists. What possible reason could be there for including anything Islamic or anything even resembling an Islamic symbol into Flight 93 Memorial? Inclusion of Islamic symbols memorializes murderers who brought down the plane and is tantamount to spitting in the faces of victims and their families. United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked in 2001. Let's not allow hijacking of Flight 93 Memorial in 2008. We, as Americans, owe it to the heroes of Flight 93!

spud tooley said...

thanks, takealettersharia, for popping up in my email inbox and confirming my fear: the chicken littles at TW are still alive and well and living in alternate realities...

here's an idea: rather than continuing to try to outdo one another in paralyzingly pointless paranoia, perhaps all of you can just go to the website and see the truth.

let me quote from that video someone who has no doubt been one of your heroes in the past:

"A magnificent memorial ... stunning in its simplicity and profound in its impact."
- Tom Ridge

ah, but alas all this is just common sense, something sure to fall on deaf ears here.

so, until the next humorous entry appears @5ruckers, you all continue working on those i-heart-joe-mccarthy t-shirts and bumper stickers - they'll probably sell well at the GOP convention in august...

mike rucker
fairburn, georgia, usa