Atlas Shrugs

Some outstanding articles and videos I ran across today. Thanks to all the bloggers for your hard work.

Exploring ‘Explaining Postmodernism’ By Stephen R. C. Hicks – 1st in a series by Smitty

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Communism – Great piece by Left Coast Rebel, found at Proof Positive

The Glamour of Knowledge and Dangers of Intellectual Servitude – WWTFT

An Inconvenient Socialist – Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei – Ladd Ehlinger of Film Ladd uses the “N” word. No, the other “N” word. – Found at The Camp of the Saints where Bob offers some additional *gasp* NAZI history.

Also, @FilmLadd produced a hilarious ad for Sean Bielat who ran in 2010 against Bawney Fwank which Michelle Malkin used in her sendoff post to the outgoing POS. Unfortunately, it’s been rumored that paragon of truth and virtue, Maxine Waters, will take his place. Sheesh! Will this be another case of out of the frying pan, into the fire?

We need a bit of humor for a break. Here’s the ad: “The Barney Shuffle:”

Did you miss the Thanksgiving White House visitor log document dump? – Malkin

Scary: Scientists make flu virus that could wipe out civilization – Bluegrass Pundit

Monthly Bulletin of Islamic Persecution of ChristiansAtlas Shrugs

Islamists Expected to Win Big in Monday’s Egypt Elections – American Power

Don’t Get Sick In England On The Weekends (The Future Of Obamacare?) – Pirate’s Cove

Russian News Anchor “Salutes” Barack Obama – Eye of Polyphemus

The Fed extended $7.7 trillion in bailouts? Try $16.115 trillion! – Spellcheck

The Romney Scorecard: RINO – Furthermore H/T Three Beers Later

Romney Fiscal Plan: Hypocrisy or Idiocy? – Also from Furthermore @KLSouth who just found his rightful place in the blogroll. Sorry for the delay.

Operation Gratitude, November 26, 2011 – Three Beers Later

Mexico Attorney General Calls For US Gunwalkers’ Extradition – American Perspective

Tales From the Redneck Resistance. – Redneck Reflections H/T Adrienne

#VRWC

All Your Children Are Belong To The Nanny State – Wyblog

Alinsky’s Rules Explained Part II: Rules Five Through Eight – Conservative Hideout

Adam Smith vs. Obama: Profits and Government Regulations – Motor City Times

Should we be trading our principles for electability? – Sentry Journal

‘Conservative’ Newt’s New Deal – Classic Liberal

So, David Frum might be so upset if Romney or Huntsman is NOT the nominee……….. GatorDoug

Lastly, I wish to express my solidarity and admiration to a Friend-I’ve-Never-Met and fellow blogger, Teresamerica, who has been holding the torch of truth high in her exposure of Islam as the religion of hate that it truly is. That bright light has attracted some vermin from the ether who has threatened her life!

Death threats should be taken seriously and reported immediately. This is no game and we must all stand together against the individuals and organizations who would have us give up our First Amendment right to free speech.

God bless and protect you, Teresa.

An Islamofascist Threatened Me – I Continue To Support Pamela Geller in the Face of Threats – Teresamerica H/T Adrienne

The Anti-Jihad movement is growing.

From Zilla of the Resistance:

CALLING ALL LOVERS OF FREEDOM AND GOODNESS!!!

Operation United Front

I’m with you, Zilla. As Ben Franklin said at the signing of the Declaration of Independence,

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Now, folks, here are a few more Anti-Jihadists for your educational endeavors.

Michelle Malkin:

Another jihadist plot against American soldiers on American soil

The Other McCain:

Pamela Geller Vindicated, Again, While the LGF Auto-Beclownment Continues

Gateway Pundit:

US SOLDIER ARRESTED For Plotting Attack on Ft. Hood – Explosives Found in Vehicle

Muhammad Cartoon Comes To Life… Suicide Bomber Hides Bomb In Turban

Jihad Watch:

Muslim soldier arrested in new jihad plot against Fort Hood

BlackFive:

Soldiers Arrested Planning Attack

Woman, Honor Thyself:

The U.K. is Musslim

Pat Dollard:

NY Times: Tea Party = Hezbollah

Jawa Report:

Fort Hood Suspect Hearts Bradley Manning (And Has Some Supporters)

Maggie’s Notebook:

New Ft. Hood Plot? Nasser Jason Abdo Arrested – Two More Suspects Near Ft. Hood: Abdo Confessed

The Camp of the Saints:

Dhimmitude From A Dhimmitard

Atlas Shrugs:

Fort Hood Jihad II: Muslim Servicemen Arrested in Alleged Attack on Fort Hood, Captured with possession of large quantities of ammunition, weapons and the explosive makings of a bomb

American Power:

Anderson Cooper’s CNN Hit Piece Smears Geller/Spencer Counter Jihad

The Dailey Gator:

AWOL Muslim Soldier Arrested For Plotting Attack On Ft. Hood

That Mr. G Guy:

The Left Likes Them Some Mass Murderers

And in closing, a little humor from Moonbattery:

European Beach of the Future

Been a while since I had time to take a snapshot of the olde blog-o-sphere so, here goes…

Soldiers’ Angels Valour IT is still on. Check out Howling at the Moon for an update. Then donate to the Marine Team, you Jackwagons!!

Belvedere and Shamus share a couple of great, if somewhat unsettling, posts:

When Mark Steyn Starts To Talk About The Break-Up Of The United States… 

Living And Fighting With The Left

Hat Tip to FleeceMe who has his own killer roundup.

No One of Any Import garnered another Instalanche with one of her recent posts. If one could actually turn green with envy, my muffler looking moniker would be lime with it. Congratulations, Linda. Well deserved praise indeed.

An Opinion On All The Casey Anthony Opinions

M friend and fellow Texan, GatorDoug has a few bullet points of comparison between the principles of Marxism and the policies affecting Americans today:

Yes, Communism still stalks us. Never forget that.

Video- Communists agenda Grinding America Down

Reaganite Republican:

History Will See Obama as Nothing But a Communist Tool… and a Failed One at That

Pundit and Pundette:

Adulthood undermined

Proof Positive:

Obama is C-in-C of Dems Class Warfare Against Productive Members of Society

Fuzzy Logic:

Rebutting the BO is a Genius Meme

Joy McCann and Dan Collins have a new venture going. Here’s a link to get you there:

Marco Rubio: New Taxes vs. New Taxpayers

Full Metal Patriot:

White House staffers got raises nearly three times the national average. And (surprise!) Obama lied about it.

IowaHawk:

Questions, So Many Questions

Political Clown Parade:

Plouffe And The Gang Have Their Heads In The Sand

Pirates’ Cove:

On Debt Talks, Charlie Rangel Gets All Religiousy

Primordial Slack:

Remember the Atlantis countdown stalling at 31 seconds?

The Busted Nut calls it like he sees it:

9.2% FUCKERS! Yea! I can feel the Hope and Change…..Can you?

Don’t hold back, Jake. Tell us how you really feel.

Teresamerica:

Oh My! Guess Who Got Illegal Money From HUD?

Frugal Cafe:

Bahamas Now Bans Commercial Shark Fishing, Shark Fin Soup Debate & Demand Continues (video)

Hot Air:

Former “alarmist” scientist says Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) based in false science

That MrG Guy:

Union Taxes Teachers $10 for Obama Campaign (via Phoebe’s Detention Room)

Bride of Rove:

Well it was definitely a “Shovel Ready” Project ~ Updated: It’s Latin American Spring!

Liberty at Stake:

Contemporary Politics and Newton’s Three Laws (Part 17)

Right Klik:

Why The Left’s Global Warming Agenda Is Wrong

The Conservative Lady:

Democrat Talking Heads

The (somewhat less) Lonely Conservative:

On The Economy President Obama Blames Everyone But Himself (And A Letter To The President)

Thimklets:

Imagine John Lennon growing a brain

The Troglopundit:

Let that be a lesson to you, Rep. Ryan…

From Verum Serum, we learn:

Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum want to BAN ALL PRON! Well, not-so-much.

Think Progress Hacks Can’t Read but They Can Lie

US Calvary Veteran:

Sarah Palin, Paul Revere And the Importance Of An Armed Populace

Gorges’ Grouse contemplates:

Manhood

What Would the Founders Think:

A Living, Breathing, Evolving . . . POPPYCOCK!

From What Bubba Knows:

Too bad to check: Project Gunrunner was funded by … the stimulus

Also found at WBK:

Look Who’s Buying Up Flood Ravaged Farm Land

Zilla’s got a killa linkfest of her own.

The War Planner:

One Big Joke..

Maggie’s Notebook:

Rush Limbaugh: Third Party if Republican Leadership Gets it Wrong

Motor City Times:

Would you trust your economy to Debbie Stabenow (Democrat-MI)?

Woman Honor Thyself:

Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum <– Charging Admission?

Doug Ross@Journal:

Holder Lied, People Died

The Conservative Pup:

Lisa Fritsch Does Not Speak For Me

The Other McCain:

The Rest Of The Twitter Townhall Story

U.S. Recognizes Southern Independence!

Sentry Journal:

Friday Ramblings: Is anyone else tired of the games the Republicans are playing?

Obi’s Sister:

got Leadership?

Left Coast Rebel:

Fiscal Responsiblity and the Debt Ceiling… Do They Not Go Hand In Hand?

Wyblog:

Right To Work? Not in New Jersey!

Gateway Pundit:

Union Cop Suspended For Not Working Collects $75,000 in Pay While Not Working

(Where do I sign up?)

Conservative Hideout:

Holder Busted? Video Announces Operation Gun Runner-in 2009

The Classic Liberal:

Why Be Libertarian?

Atlas Shrugs:

No American Flags at GITMO in Submission to Muslim Terrorist Detainees

American Perspective:

Plant a vegetable garden, go to jail?

Eye of Polyphemus:

The Casey Anthony Verdict

And last, but not least, Go wish Red a Happy Birthday!

Have a great weekend folks, what’s left of it.

Quite a few bloggers have stepped into the radio world of late so here’s a little roundup of those shows for you.

First, Chris Wysocki from Wyblog and Right Wing News was interviewed on the Andre Contraversa Show. He’s got the last thirty minute slot, right after Prof. William Jacobson of the blog Legal Insurrection. Both interviews have some great conversations.

Chris has embedded the player in a post over at his place.

Next, Joy McCann of  Little Miss Attila and R. S. McCain of The Other McCain discuss feminism on DaTechGuy’s Radio Show in an ongoing feud to drive more traffic to their blogs. I think it’s working.

LMA has a post discussing the dustup and she thoughtfully included some feminist Rule 5. (Can there be such a thing?) Thanks Joy!

Stacy McCain has also posted about the debate and included a list of his previous postings on feminism.

Bonus: Roxeanne de Luca and Cynthia Yockey also make appearances on DaShow.

Now, while we’re on the subject of bloggers on the radio, I remember a show from last December featuring a couple of my favorites, the fearless Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs and Bob Belvedere of The Camp of the Saints, also on DaTechGuy on DaRadio. Pamela, as I recall, was on fire that day, let me tell ya.

Lastly, please note that DaTechGuy is moving to a new website DaTechGuyBlog.com so, be sure to update your links.

Congratulations to all of you guys on your excellent interviews and debates. Here’s to many more appearances in the future.

To the rest of you, happy listening!

They will side with anyone or anything in their quest for more control, even if it means partnering with known enemies. I mean, I know the left are all about the free love thing but c’mon, the Muslim Brotherhood? Really? Do they actually know who they’re in bed with? Do they even care? What about that whole ‘separation of church and state’ mantra they like to throw around at parties? Isn’t embracing Islam in the White House a bit of hypocrisy?

I gotta warn you though; those beer goggles can be a bit of a bummer in the morning, especially when you find out you went to bed with a ten and woke up with a two that wants to chop your head off.

I’ve said before that I believe Obama to be a muslim. He’s said so himself. It is also a known fact that islam allows and even encourages muslims to be deceitful in order to infiltrate and convert their enemies so, for him to lie to achieve his aim of the submission of America to islam is not inconsistent with his religion.

Does anyone else see a double standard here? What kind of god encourages its followers to be untruthful, for any reason? Shouldn’t a righteous god insist his followers be above reproach in everything, above all, proselytizing?

My God does.

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

islam’s sanctioning of deceit is just another example of the false prophet mohammed and his false god allah and their false, barbaric religion of blasphemy against the one true God of Abraham.

John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, knew of islam’s barbaric nature perhaps better than we. As noted by Dave Miller, Ph.D. in his article for Apologetics Press titled “John Quincy Adams on Islam,” he states:

No Christian would deny that many Christians in history have violated the precepts of Christ by mistreating others and even committing atrocities in the name of Christ. However, Adams rightly observes that one must go against Christian doctrine to do so. Not so with Islam—since violence is sanctioned:

The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion, is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It forbids the exercise of it, even towards enemies. There is no denomination of Christians, which denies or misunderstands this doctrine. All understand it alike—all acknowledge its obligations; and however imperfectly, in the purposes of Divine Providence, its efficacy has been shown in the practice of Christians, it has not been wholly inoperative upon them. Its effect has been upon the manners of nations. It has mitigated the horrors of war—it has softened the features of slavery—it has humanized the intercourse of social life. The unqualified acknowledgement of a duty does not, indeed, suffice to insure its performance. Hatred is yet a passion, but too powerful upon the hearts of Christians. Yet they cannot indulge it, except by the sacrifice of their principles, and the conscious violation of their duties. No state paper from a Christian hand, could, without trampling the precepts of its Lord and Master, have commenced by an open proclamation of hatred to any portion of the human race. The Ottoman lays it down as the foundation of his discourse (Blunt, 29:300, emp. added).

The Founders were forthright in their assessment of the nature and teachings of Islam and the Quran. Americans and their political leaders would do well to take a sober look at history. To fail to do so will be catastrophic.

So, how’s that whole dhimmitude thing workin’ out for ya?

Also, lest you think I’m being unfair and unbalanced, Zilla of the Resistance has posted an outstanding piece on the islamic infiltration of the conservative movement.

Side note: The blogroll just got it’s first “Z” entry.

Further reading:

Former U.S. Officials Promoting American Wing Of Muslim Brotherhood’s “U.S. Muslim Engagement Project”

Gaddafi: Barakeh Obama is friend – Libyan leader praises US president: ‘He is of Muslim descent, his policy should be supported, as he now leans towards peace’

Hey Barry, if Gaddafi is endorsing you, you know you’re on the wrong side.

“I am a Muslim,” Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit
Islamic Coup on the White House

Obama quietly appoints Muslim Brotherhood to key posts

Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Romance

U.S. ‘held secret meeting with Muslim Brotherhood’

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Penetration of the Obama Administration

The 5 Most Dangerous Muslim Brotherhood Front Groups Working to Destroy America from Within

Christians jailed for talking to Muslims!

Sarah Palin is doing the work Obama just won’t do: Calls for NATO to save Libyan people from it’s government. NATO responds: “You betcha.”

Tulsa police captain in flap over Islamic invitation files lawsuit – Woman Honor Thyself

UPDATE:

Muslim Student’s True Opinion

Communists, Socialists Working With Muslim Brotherhood

Thanks to Frank for sharing these in the comments.

UPDATE: I made a revision for clarity. So there.

UPDATE: Linked at REPUBLICAN REDEFINED, Zilla of the Resistance, Sentry Journal, Conservative Hideout, Eye of Polyphemus.

Image thanks to Amusing Bunni

First, a poll question: Does anyone use Google reader anymore? I’ve switched to one called Feedly, which pulls sources from Blogger Following, Twitter and Facebook. It’s been working pretty well, but I’m wondering, what do you guys use?

What I’m reading this morning:

Villainous Company has the totals from the Valour-IT campaign. Yea Marines! Second year in a row! OOH RAH!

Iowahawk places himself on double secret suspended probation. Or something. And in the process, gets his-self an Instalanche! Congrats dood. Now if you could just un-re-dis-suspend yourself, you’ll be alright. Or at least as close as you were to alright before this whole unfortunate business started.

Stacy McCain posts a great Herman Cain video at the end of an equally excellent article: ‘The Demagogic Bloggers on the Right’

Chris W. from My Thoughts on Freedom just published an article at the Tenth Amendment Center: Starving Leviathan: Federal Tax Escrow Accounts

Featured blog, American Power has a Katy Perry Victoria’s Secret preview plus Marxists, and Obama , but I repeat myself.

Little Miss Attila revamped her site, without my permission! (Not that she needed it.) Spiffy!

Reaganite Republican has a great aggregation of his own.

No Sheeples Here: Sometime They’ll Give A War And Nobody Will Come

American Perspective: Michelle Obama dons hijab for Indonesian mosque tour

Maggie’s Notebook: Why I quit…

American Thinker: Planned Parenthood Is Worried…and Should Be

Pat Austin wonders: Did Rubio and Haley “Out Jindal-Jindal”?

Red’s got some insanely funny GI Joe.

John is swimming against The Current. My thoughts after witnessing the destruction of our Constitution from both left and right?

Stand your ground.

No Compromise! No surrender!

And to quote a Belvedere, WOLVERINES!

UPDATE: John, KingShamus has found a very good answer to your question.

And while following the link in that post found another:

NoOneOfAnyImport: Will Reason Win The Day? – Nicely done.

UPDATE II: How did I miss Spellchek’s excellent essays on this subject? – bad robot. bad

The looming showdown

The looming showdown – part two

The Lonely Conservative points out more election hijinks and has a great roundup.

Cogadh No Sìth

I just found out via The Anchoress, that Gateway Pundit is moving to Right Network. As of this writing, the site isn’t up yet, but the new address will be: http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/ Update your blogrolls!

Motor City Times is Debunking White House Pro-Tax Increase Propaganda

Paco has found Something to irritate my liberal neighbors as I drive to the train station every morning

Obi’s Sister thinks In the days ahead, Obama will be learning some new words

Teresamerica: Violence and Racism Revealed at the ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally

Dude. Really? I mean, dude.

Pundette: Obama trips over his ego in Asia

Woman Honor Thyself: Veterans Day

Pamibe: ‘Spooky Dude’

Conservative Perspective: NRA Election Update on the 112th Congressional 2nd Amendment Representation

Frugal Cafe: TSA Body Scanner Backlash?

The Classic Liberal: USAID-Sponsored Planned Parenthood program: “Healthy, Happy and Hot”

BigFurHat is teaming up with Pamella Geller once again. Outstanding!

The Thinker: White House caught altering science findings on oil spill

Washington Rebel: The QE2 is not a boat

RightKlik tweaks the Graphic Government Warnings

Theo Spark: One and Done? WaPo Columnists Call for Obama to Step Aside

Fishersville Mike: Coming to terms with one-term Obama

TL In Exile: The Eve of Conflict

American Digest: We’re Going to Need Bigger Tents H/T Uncle Kenny

Conservative Hideout: Voter Fraud Quick Hits: SEIU Counting Ballots & Poof the Magic Ballots

Conservative Hideout Information Center – very useful.

Eye of Polyphemus: Jamie opines on the “New” Democrat leadership

YankeePhil:  Some Cartoons Re: Obama and India….

William Teach over at Pirates Cove is adeptly deconstructing the NYT buffoonery: Sunday Funnies: NY Times Editorial Board Tells GOP To Try Governing

Adrienne’s Corner: Bill Whittle: What We Believe – Part 6, On Immigration

The Sundries Shack – WOW More bad news about QE2 that you’d better see: The Fed’s QE2 Is Set to Go Down like The Titanic, and We’ll All Drown with It.

A Trainwreck in Maxwell found my ex GF.

The Daley Gator: *VIDEO* Mark Levin Puts The Smackdown On Establishment RePUBICans

I love Mark Levin.

In a very manly, brotherly way, of course.

That’s all I’ve got time for now. Will possibly update later as I find the best of the right-o-sphere. Leave a suggestion in the comments, if you like.

Oh, and don’t forget the question: What RSS reader do you use?

Somewhere on America’s left coast, behind the lines, stands one of the last bastions of hope for Conservative principles in California. A refuge for lovers of liberty who find themselves stuck in a beautiful landscape that hypnotizes all but the strong minded, luring them into a deadly world of Socialist thought that sucks the pride of self reliance from their minds and clouds it with the promise of unearned entitlements. That Fortress of Freedom is the blog American Power, and the luminary of that site is Professor Donald Douglas.

I’m often amazed at the tenacity required to produce the volume of quality articles and insightful commentary published by Prof. Douglas. Articles that are surely produced from an unquenchable love of America’s founding principles and a fire that grows brighter and stronger when fueled by the inane and asinine arguments of the liberal and socialistic pseudo-elites we battle today.

Professor Douglas, I’m certainly thankful you can withstand what must be a daily onslaught of leftist dogma evidenced in California these last couple of decades. Thank you for fighting against it with reason, truth and humor.

We need battalions of such educators in our schools to teach the truth of American exceptionalism.

Whatever you think of him, these facts are undeniable; the man behind American Power Blog is a tireless defender of freedom, of the virtues of liberty and a true American patriot. Which is why I’ve chosen American Power as the Robot’s latest Featured Blog.

Like your humble robot, Prof. Douglas is a music lover as well and possesses a diverse taste that spans the spectrum from punk rock to rap and hip-hop to pop and classic rock. I’ve found several new bands from visits to American Power and been reminded of some I’d forgotten.

I must also admit to sharing his affinity for Gods most favored creatures. We need a break from the punditry every now and then and the lovely ladies featured on his site rival those to be found anywhere, be it here on this site, or the glitzy runways of New York.

Be sure to bookmark and blogroll American Power.

Follow him on Facebook

… on Twitter

… at Pajamas Media

… at FrontPage Magazine

… at Right Wing News

… at Theo Spark’s… and at NewsReal Blog.

Jeez, the guy is everywhere! Maybe that’s why he is fortunate enough to hang out with like minded freedom fighters like Pamela Geller.

Whatever it is you’re doing, Sir. Keep on keepin’ on. You’ve definitely got an admirer in this Texas robot.

Cheers!

What a shocker. Our first Muslim President backs a shrine to the 9/11 terrorists.

Via the Houston Chronicle:

Obama elevated it to a presidential issue Friday without equivocation.

While insisting that the place where the twin towers once stood was indeed “hallowed ground,” Obama said that the proper way to honor it was to apply American values.

Ummm, No.

The proper way to honor the 3000 killed at Ground Zero is to build a memorial to the victims and heros of that day, not a mosque that will in effect be a monument to what those in Islam believe to be a triumph over America. But then you don’t need me to explain that to you. You know full well what it means and are a perfectly willing accomplice in the attempt at Islamifying America and lying about the role of Muslims in our history.

From Familiy Security Matters via Gateway Pundit:

Sorry, Mr. Obama, but there were no Muslims among the passengers on the Mayflower or the settlers at Jamestown. Muslims were conspicuously absent from the ranks of George Washington’s Army of the Revolution and played no role in the creation of the American republic…

If you will lie about your faith. What won’t you lie about? Isn’t it S.O.P. for Muslims to lie in order to infiltrate their enemies’ rank and file?

We are besieged on all fronts and still most of America ignores the truth or is ignorant or silent.

America should show the world we will not stand for the desecration of our landmarks and the introduction and implementation of Islamic law in America. The first step to eradicating this threat to our American way of life should be the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama, who clearly stands against our Constitution and every American tradition and value we hold sacred.

Pamela Geller, who is leading the fight against the ground zero mosque in New York, has posted the following letter from Tom Burnett Senior.

To our fellow 9/11 families and to all who are concerned about the Ground Zero mega-mosque in New York:

We want everyone to know that the Park Service is right now building an even larger Islamic victory mosque atop the Flight 93 crash site. Many of you were outraged in 2005 when the Crescent of Embrace design was unveiled to be a half-mile wide Islamic shaped crescent:

Crescent publicity shot and Islamic crescent and star
Left: 2005 publicity shot of the Crescent of Embrace design. Right: typical Islamic crescent and star, viewed from a similar angle.

Few people know that this giant crescent actually points to Mecca, or understand the religious significance of this orientation. A crescent that points the direction to Mecca is a very familiar construct in the Islamic world. Because Muslims face Mecca for prayer, every mosque is built around a Mecca direction indicator called a mihrab. The classic mihrab is crescent shaped. Here are the two most famous mihrabs in the world:

Crescent publicity shot and Islamic crescent and star
Left: the Mihrab of the Prophet, at the Prophet’s mosque in Medina. Right: the mihrab of the Great Mosque in Cordoba Spain.

Face into the crescent to face Mecca

As with the Medina and Cordoba mihrabs, a person facing into the Crescent of Embrace will be facing Mecca. In the image below, superimposed red lines show the orientation of the Flight 93 crescent. The green qibla circle is from an online Mecca-direction calculator:

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A person standing between the tips of the crescent and facing into the center of the crescent (red arrow) will be facing almost exactly in “qibla” direction (the Muslim prayer direction). You can verify the qibla direction from Somerset PA using any number of on-line Mecca-direction calculators.

To be precise, the Crescent of Embrace points 1.8° north of Mecca, ± a tenth of a degree. The final construction drawings alter this orientation slightly, so that instead of pointing a little less than two degrees north of Mecca, the actual crescent will point less than three degrees south of Mecca. Such small deviations from Mecca are insignificant by Islamic standards, which developed over a period of more than a thousand years during which far flung Muslims had no accurate way to determine the direction to Mecca.

The Park Service does not call the Crescent of Embrace a crescent anymore. Now they call it Circle of Embrace, but the only actual change was to add an extra arc of trees (planted to the rear of a person facing into the giant crescent) that explicitly represents a broken off part of the circle. The unbroken part of the circle, what symbolically remains standing in the wake of 9/11, is just the original Crescent of Embrace. It is still a giant Islamic shaped crescent, still pointing at Mecca.

This is the Park Service’s official explanation for the design: the terrorist attacks are depicted as smashing our peaceful circle and turning it into a giant crescent. A clearer depiction of Islamic victory is hard to imagine, so no one should be too surprised that the damned thing points to Mecca, and actually turns out to be a mosque.

Other mosque features

Mosque design is based on a dozen typical mosque features, every one of which is realized in the Crescent/Circle design, all on the same epic scale as the half mile wide crescent-mihrab. Note, for instance, that the 93 foot tall minaret-like Tower of Voices is topped with another Islamic-shaped crescent, akin to the crescent-topped minarets seen in many Islamic countries:

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An Islamic shaped crescent, soaring in the sky above the symbolic lives of the 40 heroes, which literally dangle down below. In Islam, there is only heaven and hell. Symbolic damnation?

The Flight 93 mosque needs to be stopped, along with the Islamic victory mosque at ground zero in Manhattan. May the fight against these two desecrations strengthen each other.

Sincerely,

Tom Burnett Senior
Loving father of Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett Junior

Pamela’s Atlas Shrugs post includes a second letter from Mr. Burnett, thanking her for her help and passing on some information about the design selection process. (The vote for was 9 to 6 from a judging panel where family members were outnumbered 8-7 by left wing design professionals.)

Want to join our blogburst against the crescent mosque?

Just send your blog’s url.

There is also an online petition that people can sign.

Contact information for the Flight 93 Memorial Project here.

Ten Gallon Hat Tip to Nice Deb

A couple of items you should know about in the WTF category.

While I was doing the T-Shirt post, I ran across an article at Pamella Geller’s site, Atlas Shrugs, about some Christians jailed for talking to Muslims! in Michigan! This is Sharia law being practiced in Free Speech America and we cannot let it stand.

Also, I received an email from Human Events yesterday alerting me to the same Christian evangelists plight.

Here is part of the email:

Jailed for Jesus in America…Michigan police arrest Christians for talking to Muslims

Four Christians were arrested and jailed for talking to Muslims about Jesus, by order of police chief Ronald Haddad of Dearborn Michigan, who defended the arrests one week after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered those same police to let Christian evangelist George Saieg preach openly at a Muslim festival there.

The email also contained this link and explanation:

PLEASE SELECT HERE TO SIGN PETITION (and we’ll fax it to 535 Congressmen), DEMANDING FBI INVESTIGATE POLICE CORRUPTION IN DEARBORN MICHIGAN   (or just watch video and send a free email to Dearborn Mayor and Police Chief.)

Next:

The second item I want to alert you to is the new legislation being hammered out in the Congress that will, in effect, allow more government seizure of private companies, industry, or something. The lawmakers are once again chanting the mantra of “We’ve got to pass it so we can find out what is in it.”

I can hear the monks now…

Jamie Jeffords has a short piece on it with some other links:

Financial Reform Bill Finalized; No One Has Any Clue What It Does

I’ve heard of someone “Giving you the business” but this is getting bass-ackward  ridiculous.

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