Thnak G-d someone with cujones will take a stand on this abomination. It is an outrage. Family members of those that died fighting off the Islamic terrorists are apoplectic. So am I and so should you be too.
The perverted Flight 93 Memorial is an abomination. Representative Tancredo is saying that the Park Service did not follow through on its 2005 promise to him to remove Islamic iconography from the design. He is calling for the present design to be scrapped entirely. With him being in the presidential race, questions about his position are likely to make it a campaign issue. I hope it does. Check out Alex's post here.
Error theory: "Tom Tancredo just sent another letter to the Park Service condemning the planned Flight 93 Memorial. He says that the resign (which leaves the original giant crescent intact, only adding some surrounding trees), does not fulfill the promise the Park Service made to eliminate Islamic iconography from the design. The full text of Tancredo’s letter is posted here."
Tancredo condemns continued use of giant crescent in Flight 93 Memorial Cao hat tip Larwynst
Tancredo condemns continued use of giant crescent in Flight 93 Memorial
In September 2005, Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo said that he would not be happy so long as the Flight 93 Memorial still included the giant crescent. He has kept his promise. The crescent is still there, and Tom Tancredo is NOT HAPPY.
Alec Rawls has just received from Representative Tancredo a letter of complaint that Mr. Tancredo sent to Park Service Director Mary Bomar this afternoon. It notes the continued presence of the crescent:
Unfortunately, it appears that little if any substantive changes to the most troubling aspect of the design – the crescent shape – have been made.
And it calls for scrapping the crescent design entire and starting anew:
And while I regret having to contact the Park Service again about this issue, I sincerely hope that you will direct the committee to scrap the crescent design entirely in favor of a new design that will not make the memorial a flashpoint for this kind of controversy and criticism.
Thank you Tom Tancredo! The full text of Mr. Tancredo's letter is pasted below.
G Gordon Liddy is on it
Alec Rawls will be on G Gordon Liddy's radio show tomorrow morning (Tuesday) from 11-12 EST, talking about the many Islamic and terrorist memorializing features in the planned memorial. The show should be a blockbuster.
Tom Burnett Sr. is going to call in. Tancredo or his press secretary Mac Zimmerman may call in. And YOU can call in:
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Streaming audio and broadcast stations here. Podcasts here . For the full expose, see Alec's Crescent of Betrayal book, available for free download until the print edition of the book comes out in February.
A crescent and star flag on the crash site
For those who are not familiar with the memorial debacle, the original Crescent of Embrace design would have planted a bare naked Islamic crescent and star flag on the crash site:
Architect Paul Murdoch's job is to work with symbols. He did not plant an Islamic flag on the crash site by accident. But even if this were somehow coincidence, it would still be wrong to build the memorial in a shape that the hijackers claimed as their own.
Representative Tancredo was the only Congressman to state the obvious, that "the crescent's prominent use as a symbol in Islam–and the fact that the hijackers were radical Islamists," raises the possibility that "the design, if constructed, will in fact make the memorial a tribute to the hijackers." (Tancredo Press release, 9/12/2005. See Crescent of Betrayal, download 1, page xiii.)
Two days later, Tancredo's press secretary laid out Tom's conditions:
… that the congressman would be happy with the changes only if the crescent shape is removed.
Nothing was changed
All the Memorial Project did was add some surrounding trees. Every particle of the original Crescent of Embrace design remains completely intact in the Bowl of Embrace redesign. The crescent shape was NOT removed. It was only very slightly disguised:
The graphics were recolored, and a few trees were added outside of the mouth of the crescent (lower left). Every particle of the original crescent and star structure remains. (Click here for site plan view.)
Representative Tancredo was right to demand removal of the crescent. It turns out that a person facing directly into the half mile wide crescent will be facing Mecca. That makes it a mihrab , the central feature around which every mosque is built. You can plant as many trees around a mosque as you want and it will still be a mosque. This is the world's largest mosque, by a factor of a hundred.
If you want to thank Tom Tancredo for keeping his Flight 93 promise and standing up again for the honor of our murdered heroes, his phone numbers and online email form are here.
Full text of Representative Tancredo's letter to Park Service Director Mary Bomar
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