Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst #70: Flight 93 father says ground zero mosque is the SECOND mosque being built on a 9/11 site

This is a flight 93 memorial blogburst, which was started and is written by Alec Rawls, of Error Theory. I began participating  in the fall of 2007. Almost three years later, we are still at it:

Pamela Geller, who is leading the fight against the ground zero mosque in New York, has posted the following letter from Tom Burnett Senior.

To our fellow 9/11 families and to all who are concerned about the Ground Zero mega-mosque in New York:

We want everyone to know that the Park Service is right now building an even larger Islamic victory mosque atop the Flight 93 crash site. Many of you were outraged in 2005 when the Crescent of Embrace design was unveiled to be a half-mile wide Islamic shaped crescent:

Crescent publicity shot and Islamic crescent and star
Left: 2005 publicity shot of the Crescent of Embrace design. Right: typical Islamic crescent and star, viewed from a similar angle.

Few people know that this giant crescent actually points to Mecca, or understand the religious significance of this orientation. A crescent that points the direction to Mecca is a very familiar construct in the Islamic world. Because Muslims face Mecca for prayer, every mosque is built around a Mecca direction indicator called a mihrab. The classic mihrab is crescent shaped. Here are the two most famous mihrabs in the world:

Crescent publicity shot and Islamic crescent and star
Left: the Mihrab of the Prophet, at the Prophet’s mosque in Medina. Right: the mihrab of the Great Mosque in Cordoba Spain.

Face into the crescent to face Mecca

As with the Medina and Cordoba mihrabs, a person facing into the Crescent of Embrace will be facing Mecca. In the image below, superimposed red lines show the orientation of the Flight 93 crescent. The green qibla circle is from an online Mecca-direction calculator:

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A person standing between the tips of the crescent and facing into the center of the crescent (red arrow) will be facing almost exactly in “qibla” direction (the Muslim prayer direction). You can verify the qibla direction from Somerset PA using any number of on-line Mecca-direction calculators.

To be precise, the Crescent of Embrace points 1.8° north of Mecca, ± a tenth of a degree. The final construction drawings alter this orientation slightly, so that instead of pointing a little less than two degrees north of Mecca, the actual crescent will point less than three degrees south of Mecca. Such small deviations from Mecca are insignificant by Islamic standards, which developed over a period of more than a thousand years during which far flung Muslims had no accurate way to determine the direction to Mecca.

The Park Service does not call the Crescent of Embrace a crescent anymore. Now they call it Circle of Embrace, but the only actual change was to add an extra arc of trees (planted to the rear of a person facing into the giant crescent) that explicitly represents a broken off part of the circle. The unbroken part of the circle, what symbolically remains standing in the wake of 9/11, is just the original Crescent of Embrace. It is still a giant Islamic shaped crescent, still pointing at Mecca.

This is the Park Service’s official explanation for the design: the terrorist attacks are depicted as smashing our peaceful circle and turning it into a giant crescent. A clearer depiction of Islamic victory is hard to imagine, so no one should be too surprised that the damned thing points to Mecca, and actually turns out to be a mosque.

Other mosque features

Mosque design is based on a dozen typical mosque features, every one of which is realized in the Crescent/Circle design, all on the same epic scale as the half mile wide crescent-mihrab. Note, for instance, that the 93 foot tall minaret-like Tower of Voices is topped with another Islamic-shaped crescent, akin to the crescent-topped minarets seen in many Islamic countries:

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An Islamic shaped crescent, soaring in the sky above the symbolic lives of the 40 heroes, which literally dangle down below. In Islam, there is only heaven and hell. Symbolic damnation?

The Flight 93 mosque needs to be stopped, along with the Islamic victory mosque at ground zero in Manhattan. May the fight against these two desecrations strengthen each other.

Sincerely,

Tom Burnett Senior
Loving father of Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett Junior

Pamela’s Atlas Shrugs post includes a second letter from Mr. Burnett, thanking her for her help and passing on some information about the design selection process. (The vote for was 9 to 6 from a judging panel where family members were outnumbered 8-7 by left wing design professionals.)

Want to join our blogburst against the crescent mosque?

Just send your blog’s url.

There is also an online petition that people can sign.

Contact information for the Flight 93 Memorial Project here.

Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst BlogRoll:

1389 Blog – Antijihadist Tech
9/11 List-Serve
A Defending Crusader
A Fine Line Between Stupid and Clever
A Liberal’s Worst Nightmare
ACT Golden Gate
Al Salibiyyah
Alamo City Pundit
All American Blogger
Almost Midnight in the West
American Commentaries
And Here I Go: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
And Rightly So
Animal Farm
Anne Arundel Maryland Politics
apocryphal EVIDENCE !
ARRA News Service
Atlas Shrugs
Auntie Coosa Campfire Journal
Bare Naked Islam
Battle Dress U
Because I’m Right
Best Destiny
Big Dog’s Weblog
Big Sibling
Blackboot Jacks
blogito, ergo, sum
Bob McCarty Writes
Boston Maggie
Cao2’s Weblog
Cao’s Blog
Chaotic Synaptic Activity
Chester Street
Chicago Ray
Christmas Ghost
Classic Liberal
Clay Ritter
Clay’s Rants and Musings
Cocked and Loaded
Colonel Robert Neville Always Dresses for Dinner
Common Sense Junction
Concrete Bob
Covertress
Creeping Sharia
DC Protest Warrior
Democrat = Socialist
Dr. Bulldog and Ronin
Error Theory
EW1’s Intercept Log
Faultline USA
Flanders Fields
Flopping Aces
Founding Fathers of the Vast Right Wing
Four Pointer
Francase Place
Freedom Ain’t Free
Freedom Warrior
Freedom’s Enemies
Fried Green Onions
From My Position On the Way!
Ft. Hard Knox
Garbanzo Toons
General Rachel’s Weblog
GM’s Place
Gunservatively
Haid Dasalami
Hard to Swallow
Heretics Crusade
Holger Awakens
Hollywood Conservative
Hoosier Army Mom
I Own The World
Infidels’ Paradise
Ironic Surrealism v3.0
Ivy League Conservatives
I’m Having A Thought Here
Jack Lewis
Jihad Press
Jim-Rose – the Libertarian Popinjay
Judge Right
Just Barking Mad
kae’s bloodnut blog
Kender’s Musings
Lemur King’s Folly
LGF 2.0: Little Blogmocracy
Liberal Guy
Maggie’s Notebook
MELAMPUS’S MENAGERIE!!!!
Miss Beth’s Victory Dance
Monkey in the Middle
Muslims Against Sharia
My Own Thoughts
Neoconstant
Nice Deb
No Apology
No Compromises When It Comes To Being Right!
Noli insipientium iniurias pati
Not A Sheep
Old Soldier
Papa Mike’s blog
Part-Time Pundit
Political Islam
Principally Political
Protest The Church
Protest The Left
Publius’ Forum
Race, Politics, and Religion in the USA
Rayra.net
Redesigned Flight 93 memorial still an Islamo-fascist shrine
Republican Attack Machine
Right on the Right
Right Truth
Ron’s Musings
Rosemary’s Thoughts
Sad Old Goth
Sarah Palin in Español
Seattle Express
Sharia Finance Watch
Sheepdog Barking
Shot in the Dark
Smooth Stone
Space 4 Commerce by Brian Dunbar
Stix Blog
Stop the ACLU
Talk Wisdom
Teen Pundit
The Allemon Cartoon Blog
the Avid Editor
The Conservative Guy
The Gadfly
The Great Lie of Islam
The Grid
The Hinge of Fate
The Interface of Data and Life
The Loyal Eagles
The Midnight Sun
The Mountain
The Paradigm Shift
The Political Octagon
The Renaissance Biologist
The Sanity Sentinel
The Sisyphus Files
The Strata-Sphere
the Truth of Islam
The View From the Turret
The Wide Awakes
Thunder Run
Tizona’s Weblog
Totus
Tough Girl 101
Traction Control
United Conservatives
Usurper Exposed
War of 2 Worlds
We Have Some Planes
Yes, but can I dance to it?

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4 thoughts on “Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst #70: Flight 93 father says ground zero mosque is the SECOND mosque being built on a 9/11 site

  1. Nothing is going to stop these sacrileges until the government is changed to one which again has the values most of us Americans cherish. We’ve got to put these socialist-muslim-fascists out to pasture.

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