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PA Memorial to Islam

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Deacon, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Deacon

    Deacon Well-Known Member
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    "There's a growing outcry that one element of the newly chosen Flight 93 National Memorial represents Islam and is a slap in the face to the passengers and crew members who died on the hijacked plane four years ago."

    Says the Rev. Ron McRae, Somerset County "Anabaptist" evangelist -- "It's a memorial to the terrorists. It's not a memorial to the innocent Americans who died there."

    The winning design, called the "Crescent of Embrace" calls for two rows of red maple trees to be planted around a bowl-shaped piece of land adjacent to the crash site.

    Click here for article: => Memorial's crescent shape criticized as inappropriate

    Rob
     
  2. Bro. Curtis

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    Hi Rob.

    That memorial was nixed, it won't happen.

    Also, the IFC in NYC met the same fate. There are still proud Americans around.
     
  3. Johnv

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    Upon viewing the artists' renderings, it's clear that the overall shape of the memorial has nothing to do with Islam. In fact, the Muslim symbol is a "lunar" crescent with the opening to one side. This design is a bowl-shaped crescent with the opening on the bottom.

    The similarity is highly subjective. Overall, it looks like a fine design to me. But as noted above, the design has since been nixed. But I think the evangelist in the story is looking for things that don't exist.
     
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