With last week’s final approval for the crescent design, the hijacker still has control of the cockpit.
Left image: a traditional Islamic sundial. The shadow is just reaching the outer curved vertical, indicating time for Islamic afternoon prayers. Right image, the Tower of Voices from the planned Flight 93 Memorial. Shadow calculations confirm that, on any day of the year, when the shadow of the crescent shaped tower reaches the inner arc of trees, it will be time for Islamic afternoon prayers.
Alec Rawls writes:
I was at the Memorial Project’s July 28th meeting in Somerset PA when final approval was announced to start building what was originally called the Crescent of Embrace design. At the meeting, I learned from an Advisory Commission member named Tim Baird that every one of the Commission and Task Force members who approved the crescent design knows about the factual accuracy of my claim that a person facing into the giant central crescent will be facing almost exactly at Mecca.
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This claim is trivially easy to verify, as the Johnstown Tribune Democrat reported last week. I gave reporter Kirk Swauger the address of a Muslim website, Islam.com, that has a Mecca-direction calculator. He plugged in PA, Somerset, and the calculator gave him a graphic of the direction to Mecca from Somerset. All he had to do was place it over the official design PDFs for the Crescent of Embrace to see that the Mecca direction line (the “qibla” line) bisects the giant crescent:
Green circle showing qibla line for Somerset is from Islam.com. A person standing at the midpoint between the crescent tips and facing into the center of the crescent (red arrow) will be facing almost exactly at Mecca.
A crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca is called a “mihrab,” and is the central feature around which every mosque is built. There are a dozen typical mosque features. Every one is realized in the crescent design, all on the same epic scale as the giant mihrab. (Is a 93 foot tall minaret/prayer-time-sundial epic enough for you?) These mosque features account for every particle of the design. The planned memorial is 100% pure mosque.
All the redesign did was add a few trees behind and to the left of a person facing into the giant crescent. All of the structure that you see in the above graphic remains completely intact. The upper crescent tip is still the end of the giant, thousand foot long, fifty foot tall, Entry Portal wall. The lower crescent tip is still the last set of red maple trees at the bottom. Both are placed exactly as in the original. Once one understands that the giant mihrab is a self-contained religious construct, equivalent to a giant Muslim prayer rug, one understands that placing a few trees behind it does nothing to affect its presence of integrity.
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