(hat tip: Michelle Malkin)
A design for a memorial for the passengers and crew of Flight 93 that crashed in a Pennsylvania field on 9-11 has been finalized.
It actually appears to be a memorial for the terrorists. And aerial view of the memorial clearly shows that its central feature is a red crescent, symbol of Islam. Its designer, Paul Murdoch, calls it the "Crescent of Embrace". The design also features a minaret such as those found atop mosques (this map has been overlayed with the crescent from the Tunisian flag; hat tip Zombie).
Even better: it appears that the crescent is oriented toward Mecca (hat tip: Etaoin Shrdlu).
According to Paula Reed Ward of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
But the architects who created the winning design say their design has nothing to do with Islam.
"A crescent is part of architectural vocabulary. It's a generic form used in design," said Paul Murdoch, one of the winning architects. "We don't see any one group having ownership of it."
How stupid does he think we are?
I can see no other explanation for this design other than a deliberate and malicious insult to the memory of the brave passengers and crew on the aircraft. They fought back against the terrorists and unquestionably prevented a fourth crash, possibly into the White House or the Capitol building. They are going to be memorialized with an Islamic crescent???
Can you imagine the outcry if the memorial had been in the shape of a Cross or a Star of David?
NYgirl also has some good commentary on this issue.
Meantime, here are a few memorials that suggest a more appropriate design:
The Memorial at the Soldier's Cemetary, Gettysburg
The Pennsylvania State Memorial, Gettysburg
The Memorial Amphitheatre, Arlington
Spanish-American War Memorial, Arlington
The USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor
Monumento a los Heroes Ninos, Mexico City
The Cenotaph, London