Monday, August 20, 2007

Father denounces Islamic symbolism in Flight 93 memorial

The Associated Press reports that the father of one of the heroes of Flight 93 is now calling for his son's name to be withheld from the memorial being planned at the crash site. According to the article:
Tom Burnett Sr. served on a jury that picked the winning design, originally named "Crescent of Embrace," and said the request was "something I'd rather not do, but I can't get anyone to listen."...

Burnett, of Northfield, Minn., said he is looking for is a "thorough, honest investigation" of the design and the elements discussed by Alec Rawls, a conservative blogger from Palo Alto, Calif. Burnett said many of his concerns were based on Rawls' theories.

Rawls says the planned memorial faces toward Mecca, Islam's holiest city, and contends that a planned 93-foot tower with wind chimes would act as an Islamic sundial.

I summarized Rawls's disturbing hypothesis about the Flight 93 memorial in a blog post last month. World Ahead is planning to release a book by Rawls entitled Crescent of Betrayal: Dishonoring the Heroes of Flight 93 this fall.

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