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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pentagon not the only Department giving the last word to Muslims covering up terror threats

The military's top expert on jihad ideology was fired last week at the behest of a Muslim aide to Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England. The aide is a friend to the grand-daddy of all modern Islamic terror groups, the Muslim Brotherhood. His influence is penetration of the top levels of the Pentagon by our terror war enemies.

What happened in the Park Service's Flight 93 memorial investigation is very similar. Our last three blogbursts exposed how two Muslim academics fed the Park Service blatantly dishonest excuses for the giant Mecca oriented crescent in the Murdoch-designed memorial.

Kevin Jaques from Indiana University said that the similarity to an Islamic mihrab should be ignored (a mihrab is the Mecca direction indicator around which every mosque is built) because there has never been a mihrab anywhere near this big before.

Nasser Rabbat
said that because the Flight 93 crescent does not point quite exactly at Mecca (it is 1.8° off), it cannot be regarded as a mihrab:
"Mihrab orientation is either correct or not. It cannot be off by some degrees." [From the Park Service's White Paper.]
Liar. Many classic mihrabs are oriented 10, 20 or 30 degrees from Mecca. The most elaborate mihrab in the world, the mihrab at the great mosque in Cordoba Spain, is oriented more than 45° off Mecca:

Cordoba mihrab points south. Mecca is east-southeast of Spain.

More Rabbat deceptions

Nasser Rabbat's other lies to the Park Service are just as blatant. One of Rabbat's "talking points," as he calls them, questions whether the crescent is really an Islamic symbol at all:
The Crescent is a debatable Islamic universal symbol. Many groups do not use it. I know in fact of no militant group that uses it. Islamic modern states have opted to use it, sometimes with the star, which is a modern symbol with no Islamic connotation.
Appearing on the vast majority of Islamic flags is "no Islamic connotation"?

The specific question Rabbat was supposedly addressing is the use of a crescent for the shape of a mihrab, and here the Islamic usage is undeniable. Lots of mihrabs are pointed arch shaped, but the archetypical mihrab--the Prophet’s Mihrab at the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina--is crescent shaped both in its vertical dimension and its depth dimension:


Rabbat is a professor of Islamic architecture. Mosque design falls within his field of expertise. He knows the traditional crescent shaped mihrab better than anybody and just lies about it, the same way he lies about mihrab orientation having to be exact.

And that bit about not knowing of any militant groups that use the crescent? That would make Rabbat a very rare Syrian, if he has never seen the Hezbollah flag:

When the terror groups have the crescent embrace the globe, they mean that Islam will one day rule the world and subjugate all the infidels.

Here are some more:





Palestinian Liberation Front




Perhaps a better question is whether there are Islamic terror groups that do not identify with the crescent.

At both the Park Service and the Pentagon, Muslim consultants who are engaged in blatant cover up of terror threats are being given the last word by top level administration officials.

Let's get those Congressional investigations going.

It looks like the author has done his research well. Had he been just a bit more thorough, he would have discovered that the cresent and the star is debated and symbol for Islam.

The city of Byzantium (Constantinople, modern Istanbul) was dedicated to Diana, goddess of the hunt, and the crescent was the symbol of Diana. In 330 CE, Constantine rededicated the city to the virgin Mary, whose star symbol was added to the previous crescent. When the Turks took possession of Constantinople, they found lots of crescent flags and adopted it as a symbol of good omen.

Even today the turkish flag is a cresent and a star. The only reason why it might have become a common symbol in some parts of the world is due to the vast size of the ottoman (turks) empire... there may not really be anything Islamic after all.

This site explains it in detail: http://www.themodernreligion.com/misc/hh/crescent.html?

Just to add to that, the author sees a lot crescents that others might see as a circle or an arc... why don't you try and make story based on facts, it might just be a bit more interesting to read.

What would be the problem if it was intended to be a big mihrab anyway?

If we are to be so narrow minded about these things, how about this one: largest crucifix in the world is in a muslim country/emirate, Dubai (on the Burj (tower) al Arab)...

"What would be the problem if it was intended to be a big mihrab anyway?'

Honestly do you listen to yourself talk? [roll eyes] There is NO reason what so ever the victims of 'Flight 93' should be memorialized with a mihrab or anything else that reflects Islam!

Or think before you speak?

"he would have discovered that the cresent and the star is debated and symbol for Islam."

The statement was:
"militant groups that use the crescent"

BTW Regarding the largest cross in Dubai...

Designed to resemble a billowing sail
Anonymous is right that the crescent has a long history prior to Islam, but it also has Islamic meaning. Rabbat's deception is to look only at the grounds for dis-associating the crescent and star from Islam and never at the grounds for associating them with Islam. That makes his review blatantly slanted. It is just dishonest.

One grounds of association that I should have mentioned is the religious significance of the crescent moon in Islam: marking the beginning of Ramadan.

The Islamic crescent is not geometrically the same as the lunar crescent. The archetypical Islamic crescent covers about 2/3rds of a circle of arc and has a circular inner arc, hwile the lunar crescent covers half a circle of arc and has an elliptical inner arc. The Islamic crescent is a stylized lunar crescent, usually considered to be a reference to the importance of the lunar calendar in Islam. ("The Islamic calendar is strictly lunar.")

Another giant omission by Rabbat. He was only looking for grounds to dismiss my warnings.
In what world are the crescent and star 'debated' as Islamic symbols?

The world factbook (2002) says the crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam.

About.com references the crescent moon and star as Islamic symbols, too.

Numerous references call those symbols out as Islamic.

Is this world where the moon and stars are 'debated' as Islamic symbols-where kitman and takeyya have been used for over fourteen hundred years?
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