Monday, October 24, 2005

Notice anything?

In case you don't know, that's the winning design for the Flight 93 Memorial.
Well Little Green Footballs notes that the design has not changed, even after large public outcry at the tasteless and obvious similarity to the red crescent of Islam...

Quote from Mens News Daily:
Despite the outrage of the American public over the planned memorial to those who lost their lives fighting terrorists who hijacked their plane on 9/11/2001, the Flight 93 Memorial does not appear to have changed. The “Crescent of Embrace” design still remains on winning architect Paul Murdoch’s site, as well as the official Flight 93 Memorial site. On neither of these sites is any change mentioned or shown to the original design. Murdoch’s site does not indicate that any changes or “refinements” will be forthcoming. To refresh memories, the problem with the design was and is the Islamic crescent symbol. The memorial to the American citizens who appear to have thwarted Islamic terrorists from completing their plan to crash the commercial airliner into the White House deteriorated into a memorial to the terrorists—not to those who tried to stop them. Far beyond a slap in the face to the United States, American citizens who died protecting their country are being marginalized. Instead, it is the terrorists who are being commemorated.
The totality of this abomination is staggering.


I was outraged by this as soon as I saw it. There's really not much "interpreting" you can do. And, even if you can ignore the tastelessness of having a memorial resembling the killer's religion(and it ain't easy) how can this tragedy be memorialized by something as nuetral as this?