The Logic Lifeline

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Friday, September 09, 2005

I thought we were honoring the dead, not the killers


The leaders of al-quaeda must be very proud today. A memorial design has been selected that seems to give honor to the hijackers, not the victims of Flight 93. We all know that al-quaeda is a radical Islamic group that hijacked 4 aircraft on 9/11. If an al-queada member would have been commissioned to design a memorial to give praise and honor to the killers of that day, I think it would look very similar to the design that has been selected.

The news report gets some nice reactions from family members of the victims. Indeed if there were no symbolism attached to the Red Crescent, the design would be quite nice. However, as is written in this link, the Red Crescent is THE symbol of Islam and these killings were done in the name of Islam regardless of how many muslims espouse this type of action. Indeed, neither the murders of 9/11, nor the bombings in London, nor the the gruesome acts of the insurgent terrorists in Iraq have been strongly denounced by the leaders of Islam. There have been a few timid words here and there, but no strong categorical denouncement.

Is it a surprise that the designers of the design come from Los Angeles, a major hub of people who are rooting for the insurgents to win? The initial responses of the family members were likely due to them not making a connection between the design and the symbol. The reporter should go back and say "Some have commented on the similarity between the design and the Red Crescent. Does this trouble you at all?" If they are still fine with it, then who am I to say anything. I think that once the similarity is pointed out they will recoil in horror. This is a disgrace.

1 Comments:

  • At 11:48 AM, Blogger Taffy Woodland said…

    i gotta tell you after living in L.A. for 12 years your line "Is it a surprise that the designers of the design come from Los Angeles, a major hub of people who are rooting for the insurgents to win?" is hilarious. funny, funny stuff.
    personally i find the design to be apropos.

     

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