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Nuclear Summit Logo Uses an Islamic-Shaped Crescent
Error Theory ^ | 4/13/2010 | Alec Rawls

Posted on 04/14/2010 4:27:14 PM PDT by unspun

It is hard to believe that the State Department could do this by accident:

NSS10-MAS-IranianSpaceAgency

An Islamic crescent is a very distinct and completely unnatural geometric shape, created the intersection of two circles. This is done on basic religious principle, to make the Islamic crescent distinct from a lunar crescent and from the lit portion of any other globe in orbit around a sun. To take a natural shape like the crescent moon as a religious symbol would risk idolatry (the worship of any actual thing besides God). Thus Muslims use as their symbol a stylized and explicitly unnatural crescent shape.

So why is this unnatural crescent shape being used as an official State Department logo for Obama's Nuclear Security Summit? There is not a Muslim in the world who would miss the symbolism here:

Obama, Hu, et al with NSS10 logo, Ron Sachs photo
World meeting, called by a United States president who makes a point of reminding the Islamic world that his middle name is Hussein, presided over by a large Islamic-shaped crescent. (Photo by Ron Sachs.)

Logos always use stylized shapes, but surely the State Department is aware that this particular stylized crescent shape is the closest thing Islam has to a universal insignia. (Wahabbists reject even the unnatural circle-in-circle crescent shape as idolatrous, making the only truly universal symbols of Islam the Koran, the declaration of faith--recited in the 5 times daily prayers--and the facing of Mecca for prayer, but none of these are graphic symbols.)

Maybe our State Department really is this ignorant, but more likely, as in the case of Fort Hood mass murderer Nidal Hasan, nobody was willing to make an issue of anything connected to Islam, no matter how disturbing, for fear of committing career suicide. After all, Obama has commanded all of his underlings to be as oblivious to Islam as possible. Muslim terrorists whose reading of orthodox Islamic interpretation compels them to slaughter infidels are not to be called "Muslim terrorists" or "Islamic extremists." Everyone is just supposed to ignore their Islamic motivation.


MDA logo also uses an Islamic-looking crescent

Missile Defense Agency logo, from website, blowup
Website logo for the Missile Defense Agency.

When Frank Gaffney and others pointed out the likeness to an Islamic crescent, agency spokesman Rich Lehner was scornful:

I don't know where they would even begin to come up with something like that. It's ridiculous.
I showed Mr. Lehner where people would come up with something like that, emailing him the logos of several Islamic terror groups that contain the circle-in-circle crescent shape:

Circle-in-circle jihadist crescents

Left: Islamic Palestine Block insignia. Center: Hamas insignia. Right: PLFP insignia (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine).

Lehner admitted to me by email that he "wasn't familiar with Islamic symbols," yet he presented himself to the press and the American people as competent to speak to this issue, and since learning that he was wrong to deny that the MDA logo is similar in shape to an Islamic crescent, he has refused to issue a correction. Presumably he has also refused to pass this information on to his agency. He is not just the mouth of the MDA but its eyes and ears in dealing with the public, and he is willfully blind.

Just following orders, which is presumably what happened at the State Department as well. Any order-following employee who happened on the realization that the Nuclear Security Summit logo uses an Islamic shaped crescent would not just keep the information to himself, but would actively try to suppress it, as Mr. Lehner has done. In the MDA case I submitted a freedom of information act request for any emails, meeting minutes, etcetera, where concerns about the Islamic symbol shape might have been raised, but more likely, as in the Hasan case, everybody just kept their mouths shut.


Gaffney's unwarranted walk-back

Gaffney had noted, not just the crescent shape in the MDA logo, but also the similarity to Obama's logo:

MDA and Obama Logos

When he discovered that the MDA logo predated the Obama administration, he began a walk-back, which he extended to the crescent shape:
It has also been observed that – rather than embracing the symbolic crescent and star, they could be interpreted as the targets of the intercepting swoosh in the MDA’s latest logo. If so, the 2009 design would presumably be offensive to Islamists, rather than evidence of submission to them.
No, the crescent cannot be interpreted as the target of the intercepting missile, because the target of the intercepting missile is explicit. It is shooting down another missile. Did Gaffney forget what the Missile Defense Agency does? The missile shot in the logo can be interpreted as defending the crescent, but it cannot be interpreted as attacking the crescent because the crescent is not a missile.


Ignorant coincidence, or stealth jihad?

The unanswered question is whether the Islamic-looking logos are the product of ignorant coincidence or Islamic supremacism. There are stealth jihadists who work in the field of Islamic symbolism, like the Los Angeles architect who designed the giant Mecca-oriented crescent that is now being built atop the Flight 93 crash site. A crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca is called a mihrab, and is the central feature around which every mosque is built. (Some mihrabs are pointed arch shaped, but the archetypical mihrab is crescent shaped.) The planned memorial will be the world's largest mosque.

Like Gaffney (sorry Frank, but you really wimped out on this one), the defenders of the crescent mosque are willing to embrace illogical excuses for their Islamic symbol shape. Asked how he could abide the Mecca orientation of the giant crescent, Patrick White, Vice President of Families of Flight 93, argued that the almost-exact Mecca-orientation cannot be intended as a tribute to Islam because the in-exactness of it (within 2° of Mecca) would be "disrespectful" to Islam.

After the cartoon jihad, Gaffney and White might be excused for thinking that Muslims will take offense at just about anything, but the fact is, orthodox Islam cares very little about how exactly anyone faces Mecca for prayer. For most of Islam's 1400 year history, far flung Muslims had no accurate way to determine the direction to Mecca. Thus it developed as a matter of religious principle that what matters is intent to face Mecca (and God).

So where did Patrick White get the idea that orientation on Mecca must be exact? From a Muslim scholar commissioned by the Park Service to answer just this question. His name is Nasser Rabbat, and he told the Park Service a flat out lie. Why? Rabbat is presumably a stealth jihadist, though he could have also been doing a personal favor for ex-classmate Paul Murdoch, the Los Angeles architect who designed the Crescent of Embrace.

This is why these possibly coincidental Islamic symbol shapes need to be properly investigated: because where there is smoke, there is sometimes fire.


Gaffney was also premature in dismissing the Obama-like character of the MDA logo

Just because the Obama-like logo was not a product of the Obama administration does not mean it was not the work of a freelance Obamaton, or even an Obama-connected logo designer.

Obama started using his logo in early 2007, when it made a huge splash in the logo-design community. The contract for the MDA logo was not let until September 2007, and the logo itself did not appear until October 2008. Thus the MDA logo was designed while Obama's logo was all the rage, and given Obama's connections in the advertising industry, his people could even have exercised some direct influence over the MDA logo.

The strong Obama likeness makes it almost certain that the MDA logo was created by an Obama partisan as a tribute to Obama. From that strong prior, the likelihood that the Islamic-shaped crescent was also intentional goes up dramatically. Our president does not emphasize the "Hussein" in "Barack Hussein Obama" for nothing.


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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: islamism; obamacode; obamatruthfile

1 posted on 04/14/2010 4:27:15 PM PDT by unspun
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To: unspun

thats the obama mark


2 posted on 04/14/2010 4:28:34 PM PDT by dalebert
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3 posted on 04/14/2010 4:30:37 PM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: dalebert

Another poster here made mention of it. I agree, this is a message to the world that Barry is a muslim and wants to spread his hate for America. He is dismantling America for another 911 type attack.


4 posted on 04/14/2010 4:32:17 PM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: unspun

Looks like the anterroom to Hell.

5 posted on 04/14/2010 4:33:07 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media is your daddy.)
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To: All
The blogger's "About Me" bio:

Alec Rawls

About Me

Here is a short bio I sent to press people covering the Flight 93 memorial debacle. My training is as an economist. I was in the PhD program in economics at Stanford until my research led me more towards moral theory and constitutional law, at which point I dropped the program and started working on my own. I was writing a book on republicanism (the system of liberty under law) for World Ahead Publishing when I discovered that the Flight 93 memorial was going to be a terrorist memorial mosque. World Ahead agreed to first publish my book about this rehijacking of Flight 93 (Crescent of Betrayal, temporarily available for free download at CrescentOfBetrayal.com). This is not my first venture into journalism. Over the years I have been a writer, opinions editor, and advisor for Stanford’s conservative campus newspaper The Stanford Review, and am currently on the Review’s board of directors.

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6 posted on 04/14/2010 4:33:16 PM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: unspun
This is Obama's sign:

666

7 posted on 04/14/2010 4:34:37 PM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: central_va
This is Obama's sign: 666

Bad casting.

8 posted on 04/14/2010 4:36:44 PM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Besides the crescent symbolism, this nuclear summit proposes to secure all highly-enriched nuclear materials. I’m quite sure that all US nuclear materials are secure already. Anyone heard of any US plutonium being stolen by the janitor? Nope. So who is this push aimed at to secure their nuclear materials? The ex-USSR? Pakistan?


9 posted on 04/14/2010 4:38:09 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sender
. So who is this push aimed at to secure their nuclear materials? The ex-USSR? Pakistan?

Maybe it's just to require us to submit to UN inspections or something.

10 posted on 04/14/2010 4:40:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media is your daddy.)
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To: freebird5850

I agree with you completely. I also think that he has set our troops up in Afghanistan to be hit with nukes or WMD. I think that he wants to annihilate our military.

I’m scared to death of him.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 4:41:50 PM PDT by RedRedRose
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To: unspun
It is hard to believe that the State Department could do this by accident:

Look, every institution in this country has been infiltrated by every kind of leftist, antiChristian freak. This is the sort of stuff they get paid to do.

12 posted on 04/14/2010 4:41:56 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media is your daddy.)
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To: RedRedRose

To not be scared of that cowardly freak is a lot more crazy than being horrified by what he done and what he will do next.


13 posted on 04/14/2010 4:47:04 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Republic

He will do whatever it takes to ensure he will be king...and ally himself to radical muslim interests...oh did I forget to mention that the President of Poland and most of his cabinet were killed. There is an alliance forming here and i don’t like it.


14 posted on 04/14/2010 4:52:25 PM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Also notice that the Islamic swoop comes out of Pakistan and hits Scotland and Scandinavia. Coincidence? I think not!


15 posted on 04/14/2010 4:52:42 PM PDT by Procyon (An well-armed society is a polite society.)
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To: Procyon
I notice that the moon is crescent once a month or so. Never really saw that before!
16 posted on 04/14/2010 4:53:33 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media is your daddy.)
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To: freebird5850

I read that one Polish official stated that he thinks that Russia engineered the plane crash. I don’t keep up with the country’s politics. What kind of alliance are you talking about?


17 posted on 04/14/2010 5:01:55 PM PDT by RedRedRose
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To: unspun

done on purpose no doubt about it and will the MSM report this ,? will they hell


18 posted on 04/14/2010 5:13:02 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Sender

made me laugh and nearly cry to hear a lefty and bozo say that this has been a good convention with much success because countries like Canada are giving up their enricment and countries have made a deal that they will keep the nuclear weapons and what is needed for them out of the hands of the terrorist.

ER HAVEN’T THEY ALREADY BEEN DOING THAT AND IF NOT THEN ASK WHY NOT
but to say that it was a success based on that is really grasping straws


19 posted on 04/14/2010 5:15:22 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: unspun; 1000 silverlings; xzins

That’s amazing. There’s no such thing as coincidence in politics.


20 posted on 04/14/2010 6:47:34 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: unspun

Oklahoma lawmakers and tea parties envision state militia...


21 posted on 04/14/2010 7:57:45 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

This looks more like a hydrogen atom which has a single electron, and is pretty much representative of all nuclear technology (hence, H-Bomb) than a Muslim Crescent to me. But no, you’re right, they only want me to think that, it has got to be a signal to Obama’s Muslim buddies that he’s secretly disarming us so they can attack.

Did anyone run any code patterns against his speech the other day to see if he’s feeding Osama secret directions to the storehouse that will contain all of the uranium from the nukes we’re disarming? Like when he said, “As long as the threat from Iran persists, we will go forward with a missile defense system...” maybe he was actually saying, “Osama, go to the U-Store-It on Second Street, Boise, Idaho, locker 666, the combination is 1-2-3-4-5.”


22 posted on 04/14/2010 8:17:12 PM PDT by TequilaJinx
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To: TequilaJinx

Welcome to your first 24 hours on Free Republic, Newbie.


23 posted on 04/14/2010 9:03:35 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: TequilaJinx

No big conspiracy, just an indication of where this admistrations subliminal head is at


24 posted on 04/14/2010 9:56:43 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: manc

Yeah I had to laugh when I saw on State’s Facebook page that they have signed a treaty with Argentina to secure nuclear materials.


25 posted on 04/15/2010 5:54:07 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: unspun

Okay for all of you that think this is a Muslim symbol, you should retake high school chemistry. The Nuclear Security Summit’s symbol is the Bohr Model of a hydrogen atom, you a$$clowns.


26 posted on 04/15/2010 8:02:50 AM PDT by bender-is-great
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