Thursday, December 01, 2005

I Was Too Trusting

Earlier this evening, I posted that the Flight 93 Memorial had been redesigned. Well, I was wrong:

The redesigned flight 93 memorial, announced today, still contains all of the features that made it a terrorist memorial. Architect Paul Murdoch’s infamous red crescent is still there, still planted with red maple trees, still inscribed in the exact same circle as before, and with the same two crescent tips still intact. Thus the crescent bisector defined by these crescent tips is also the same as before. It still points almost exactly to Mecca, making the crescent a Mihrab (an Islamic prayer station, where the believer faces into a crescent, towards Mecca, to perform his ritual prostrations).

The design still incorporates a separate upper terrorist-memorial wall, centered precisely on the red-maple crescent.

There are still 44 translucent blocks on the flight path to the crash site, matching the total number of dead, instead of just the forty translucent blocks that are dedicated to the forty murdered Americans.

Lastly, the Tower of Voices part of the memorial is still an Islamic prayer-time sundial.

I guess I just have to get used to the idea that every MSM news story is, likely, deceitful.

How much do you have to hate America to create this?

The first story originated with the New York Times, by the way. The second is an analysis by the blog, Error Theory, via Little Green Footballs.