It is interesting to read the mosquestream media's take on the offensive and obvious design of the Ground Zero mega mosque. Even the -- get this -- "less polemically-minded critics" see the obvious Stars of David and Crosses and excuse them this way: "the structure's Star of David echo is one among several design elements crafted consciously in 'homage to other religions.'"
And a Cordoba House spokesman said through Twitter that "the hexagons aren't intended as any sort of reference to the Star of David, but rather come from an Arabic architecture technique called Mashrabiya." So now the Star of David is an Islamic design. I think I am going to puke.
As an American, I respectfully request that the Imam Rauf, Daisy Khan (wife #3), and Sharif El-Gamal remove the Pentagons from the building exterior. It is a horror. As a Jew, I am deeply offended and insulted at their insensitivity and lack of respect and understanding, in using Jewish stars in the building design of the Ground Zero mega mosque. More on my take here -- "diabolically audacious."
This is an outrage. Join Robert Spencer and me in Washington, DC, this Saturday to protest the thug developer when he speaks at Hamas-linked, Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR's hatefest, and Thursday evening at Temple University, where counter protesters expect to shout us down.
Developers release renderings of controversial Park51 community center | The Upshot Yahoo! News (Hat tip J.C. Barile)
The developer behind the controversial Park51 Islamic cultural center has released the first official renderings of what the 16-story building will look like when built. The Islamic Center will have a sleek, modern design, and will be covered in hexagonal shapes that resemble a honeycomb.
However, as has been the case throughout the controversy surrounding the project, critics are finding other messages in the design plans. Conservative blogger Pam Geller, a leading foe of the project, has denounced the honeycomb design as a representation of "crashing Stars of David," and described the design plan as "diabolically audacious."
Other, less polemically-minded critics have interpreted the conceptual plans as a statement on the project's broader interfaith message. Ed Pilkington, a writer for the UK Guardian, contends the structure's Star of David echo is one among several design elements crafted consciously in "homage to other religions"; the overall effect of the drawings, he argues, is to render Park51 "decidedly upbeat and galmorous [sic] building, more festive than threatening." Meanwhile, a Park51 spokesman said through Twitter that the hexagons aren't intended as any sort of reference to the Star of David, but rather come from an Arabic architecture technique called Mashrabiya.
Now the Jewish star is not a Jewish star? More Islamic falsifying of any other religions.
Here's the image of the interior:
Ane here's another interior view of the project:
(Photos: Soma architecture.)