September 27, 2007

Crescent of Betrayal

crescent of betrayal.jpgOn September 11, 2001 terror struck America. The plan, led by Osama bin Laden, was an attempt to bring down the United States for imagined slights to Saudi Arabia and Islam. At least that was the communique from Al Qaeda.

Two passenger jets slammed into the Twin Towers in New York City, one into the Pentagon in northern Virginia and one, taken back by intrepid passengers didn't get to its destination of either the Capital Building or the White House. That plane, United Flight 93 plowed into a field in Pennsylvania killing all aboard, the hijackers, the passengers, and the hopes and dreams of the family members of the passengers.

A memorial has been planned on that site, initially called the "Crescent of Embrace" it was designed with a multitude of similarities to an Islamic worship center. Protests by the public resulted in a superficial name change and slight design changes, but it seems as though the "artist" that designed the memorial site is too deeply in love with his design to hear clearly the objections from America and the family members of the victims of Flight 93. The design elements that are objected to are detailed in the book "Crescent of Betrayal" by Alec Rawls and is available as a download here at Crescent of

Cao, writing at Caos Blog says:

Alec Rawls also blogs at Error Theory and exposes there not only the hypocrisy of the media on this issue, but leftist thought processes which seem to be totally divorced from rational thinking. Does one have to be a conservative to think that planting an Islamic flag on the crash site doesn’t honor the crew and passengers who fought the terrorists on that fateful day?"

Posted by GM Roper at September 27, 2007 10:42 AM

I have a riddle about Memorial that I will give the answer to in next Wednesday's Flight 93 blogburst.

A widely advertised feature of the crescent design is the "40 Memorial Groves." When controversy over the Crescent of Embrace name first arose, the entire memorial was even briefly retitled "40 Memorial Groves."

Why then does the design only include 38 Memorial Groves?

Hint: the crescent symbolizes the Islamic heavens. Not just anyone can be memorialized there. So who IS being memorialized, and how?

I'll post the answer on my Error Theory blog in the blogburst that Cao is organizing for next week, but try to solve it first!

Another clue is here. Remember, architect Paul Murdoch is an evil genius. The answer is tricky!

Posted by Alec Rawls at September 28, 2007 03:17 PM

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