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Originally posted by Cypher
Imagine if you will if a memorial to the holocaust that looked like a swastika from the sky? Wouldn't that be inappropriate?
Originally posted by TheShroudOfMemphis
As well as Decorated by Congress on 9/13/2001.
Originally posted by Tinkleflower
Why can we not view the memorial as a reminder that it wasn't the majority of Muslims who carried out or supported those attacks?
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Some have suggested this is a manifestation of the
Stockholm Syndrome, what do you think?
(AP) PITTSBURGH Designers of a Flight 93 memorial have made a circular, bowl-shaped piece of land its centerpiece, replacing the original crescent-shape design that some critics had said was a symbol honoring terrorists.
The new design, announced Wednesday by the memorial planning committee, features most of the same details of the original, which was unveiled in September after a worldwide design competition.
A tower with 40 wind chimes will welcome visitors to the crash site near Shanksville. There, they can walk to a large circular field ringed by 40 groves of red and sugar maple trees, symbolizing the 40 passengers and crew who died when hijacked Flight 93 went down on Sept. 11, 2001.
CBS 4 Denver
Green circle was obtained from the Salat Times utility at Islam.com. It shows the direction to Mecca from Somerset PA. The red arrow shows that a person standing halfway between the tips of the giant crescent and facing into the center of the crescent is facing almost exactly at Mecca. The meaning? A crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca is called a mihrab and is the central feature around which every mosque is built. (Everything you see in this graphic remains completely intact in the superficially altered Bowl of Embrace redesign.)
The planned Flight 93 Memorial is a terrorist memorial mosque. Not only does the giant crescent point to Mecca, but architect Paul Murdoch proves that this orientation is intentional by repeating it in the crescents of trees that surround the Tower of Voices part of the memorial.