Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Flight 93 memorial decribed as Islamic symbol or shrine

It is a giant red crescent, it faces mecca and it includes the names of the hijackers "as victims".... Are you f%$^ing kidding me? I didn't believe it after the Virginia Tech shootings (when the memorial incorporated the shooters name) and I don't believe it now... Check out these links...
Thanks Mike


Mountain Goat said...

The Errortheory one went by far into the most detail. If he's right, then this is very intentionally PRIMARILY a shrine to the terrorists.

So I called the Park Service,

and talked to whoever picked up. He made the sensible point that the precise calculations made by errortheory guy were not possible with the information that has been released. I said it would be very helpful, then, to release, for the satisfaction of those concerned, more detailed layouts. This is not a building anyone could blow up, so there's no danger there.

I added that the Crescent is unambiguously Islamic--as in the Red Crescent, which is what they use to smuggle bombs in the West Bank--and very poor taste in this case.

For anyone who remembers people dancing in the street after 9/11, especially in Gaza and the West Bank, I don't think the argument that "Islam, too, was hijacked" is tenable.

That the families of those killed that day did not object merely speaks to their relative inability to penetrate what appears to be very arcane, but very intentional, symbology. There are parts of that famous Scottish Cathedral (name escapes me, Da Vinci Code) that we still haven't figured out.

The gentleman did add, that the translucent blocks are actually white marble, and that the one with Sept. 11 inscribed on it will be one block, although it will be roughly the length three of the other blocks would have been.

I'll be curious to see if errortheories analysis holds up with more detail available. I'm no conspiracy buff, but he seems to make a good case.

In any event, the crescent seems to me something like putting a Cross on a shrine to those killed by the Knights Templar. A cross is just two paths intersecting, right?

Hoot said...

Honestly, why don't we just ask Bin Laden if he'd like to leave a video recording welcoming the visitors to the memorial.

Alec Rawls said...

Thanks for looking at my analyses Checky. I just put up a new post that shows how trivially easy it is to verify the main terrorist memorializing features of the design (the Mecca orientation of the central crescent, the 9/11 date, placed in the exact position of the star on an Islamic flag, the 44 glass blocks on the flight path, and the White House orientation of the assymetrical rear crescent).

One correction to your post: the names of the 4 terrorists names are not on the 4 additional glass blocks emplaced along the flight path. Three are inscribed with the 9/11 date (positioned as the star on an Islamic crescent and star flag), and one is the huge glass block that dedicates the entire site: "... a field of honor forever"

The WatchCat said...

Definitely not my first choice for a memorial. However, I have a slightly different take on the matter.

If the families aren't objecting, let them keep the design. It will be a good smack in the face to historical revisionists. 9/11 wasn't about money, crime, politics or random tragedy. It was about hatred in the name of Allah.

The Crescent forever reminds us that 9/11 was about the imposition of Islam. Flight 93 forever reminds us that we won't let that happen.

Associating the Crescent with the memorial is not a sign of Islamic victory, but Islamic defeat. They wanted to kill us. They still want to. But we're not going to let them win.

And maybe the way to change the plans in favor of a more healing memorial is to rejoice at how anti-Islamic it is to put a Crescent at the memorial. The "Islam is a religion of peace" people will have a fit. Just a thought...