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September 12, 2005


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Why Wingnuts Will Never Get to Mecca from Shanksville, Pennsylvania:


Heh - maybe people should think about it the other way around...

We turn their symbol on them and use it for our own purposes. The ultimate insult - to make a symbol so beloved of the terrorists into a monument to those who fought and won. *grin*

Think outside the box people!

Well, yah. That's what I think. It's sort of like we're mooning the Islamicists. :)

The crescent facing away from Mecca has an obvious interpretation. It represents the OUTWARD embrace of Islam. i.e. Jihad. My post at: http://errortheory.blogspot.com/2005/09/crescent-of-outward-embrace-jihad.html.

I'm not all that worked up about this. In my view, it isn't so much what is in the design - it's what's NOT in it. This memorial should strongly communicate substantively about what transpired on September 11, 2001 in the jet and on this field. It doesn't seem that the current design does that.

As long as you are working on azimuth calculations though - it seems that having the crash site in the 'pincers' of the 'crescent' - which could demonstrate the long reach of Islam - is more ominous than it showing the crash site its convex backside. I'm not suggesting that this is what was intended or if it is just happenstance. It's just a reasonable view to take if one is so inclined to see meaning in the positioning of the 'crescent'.

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