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Iran claims London 2012 Olympics logo spells the word 'Zion'
The Guardian (UK) ^ | February 28, 2011 | Julian Borger

Posted on 02/28/2011 8:23:18 AM PST by Dahoser

Iran has threatened to boycott the London Olympics unless the organisers replace the official logo, which Tehran claims spells out the word "Zion".

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; iran; israel; logo; olympics; olympics2012; zion; zoiz
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The offending logo. Odd, though, it doesn't look like Farsi. Maybe they think Johnny Hart drew it.


1 posted on 02/28/2011 8:23:21 AM PST by Dahoser
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To: Dahoser

That’s funny, it looks like ZOIZ to me....


2 posted on 02/28/2011 8:26:19 AM PST by mikrofon (Yowza!)
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To: Dahoser

What are the odds that they replace the logo?


3 posted on 02/28/2011 8:26:46 AM PST by rdax
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To: Dahoser

Looks more like ZOK to me.


4 posted on 02/28/2011 8:26:50 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Dahoser
Seems like an Islamofascist boycott would be a good thing.
5 posted on 02/28/2011 8:27:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Dahoser

The Olympics won’t be the same without the world-class athletes of Iran.


6 posted on 02/28/2011 8:27:07 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Dahoser

For the first time in my life, I agree with the Iranians. . .not because it looks like “Zion”. . but because it looks like “CRAP”


7 posted on 02/28/2011 8:27:07 AM PST by McBuff
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To: Dahoser

And Iran staying away from the Olympics..... would be a BAD thing?


8 posted on 02/28/2011 8:27:19 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Dahoser

>> which Tehran claims spells out the word “Zion”.

They can’t honestly believe this.

My guess is it’s psy-ops. They’re seeing how pliable the uber-politically-correct Brits are, and how far they can be pushed before they say No.


9 posted on 02/28/2011 8:27:33 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Dahoser
Because everyone knows that a 2 can be both a Z and and N at the same time.

I have a better reason to replace it: it is just about the ugliest logo I have ever seen.

10 posted on 02/28/2011 8:28:20 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Dahoser

Every sign and object an Iranian sees is “Zion”.


11 posted on 02/28/2011 8:28:29 AM PST by max americana
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To: Dahoser

They may need to learn to read.

Maybe they have teacher unions in Iran too, if so, I guess they’d be excused.


12 posted on 02/28/2011 8:28:29 AM PST by SouthTexas (Tea time!)
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To: Dahoser

My Goodness! What ever would we do if Iran boycotted the Olympics...??


13 posted on 02/28/2011 8:28:37 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts)
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To: Dahoser
Iran claims London 2012 Olympics logo spells the word 'Zion'

They're just afraid that they can't win against Neo.

14 posted on 02/28/2011 8:29:01 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Dahoser

It is a terrible logo. But if that those arse-hats in Iran want it removed then I’m all for it.


15 posted on 02/28/2011 8:29:01 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: Dahoser
London 2012 Olympics logo spells the word 'Zion'

I doubt that.

London is already referred to as Londonistan and it is too PC to even conceive of such a thing.
16 posted on 02/28/2011 8:29:16 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Dahoser

17 posted on 02/28/2011 8:29:20 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Dahoser

Let em boycott. They’re a favorite to win the dirt medal.


18 posted on 02/28/2011 8:29:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Dahoser

It’d be funny if it looked like ZOT


19 posted on 02/28/2011 8:30:03 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Dahoser

I think if I look at it long enough it will look like the word, “Zion” in Hebrew. Yeah, there’s a Zayin! Hey look, a Yud! And on the bottom left is a Vav. And over on the right is a Nun. Yep, it’s Zion alright!


20 posted on 02/28/2011 8:30:16 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: agere_contra

Incoherent post from me, sorry.

Keep the logo, lose the Iranians.


21 posted on 02/28/2011 8:30:38 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: Dahoser

oh boy...first the logo was a dirty Lisa Simpson and now, this....


22 posted on 02/28/2011 8:30:55 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Dahoser

Looks like it was made out of glass and someone threw a rock through it. I think it spells ZIZO. But then I’ve not had my morning coffee.


23 posted on 02/28/2011 8:31:05 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: Bean Counter
My Goodness! What ever would we do if Iran boycotted the Olympics...??

The goat-effer gold would be up for grabs.

24 posted on 02/28/2011 8:31:23 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Bean Counter

The bigger question is.... like Christian and pro-American holidays, will GOOGLE refuse to use the Olympics logo?


25 posted on 02/28/2011 8:31:31 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Dahoser

As ugly as it is, this is a reason to keep it.


26 posted on 02/28/2011 8:32:02 AM PST by Truth29
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To: ClearCase_guy

Iran’s wrestlers are very good and are considered national heroes.


27 posted on 02/28/2011 8:32:02 AM PST by MichiganCheese (I "gotta sit in the back with all the other typical bitter clinging enemies"!)
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To: Dahoser

Actually, the Brits organizing the 2012 Olympics have been most accommodating to Islamics:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3073768/London-2012-Olympic-toilets-will-not-face-Mecca.html

London 2012: Olympic toilets will not face Mecca

Public conveniences are being specially designed at London’s Olympic Park so Muslims will not have to face Mecca while sitting on the loo.


28 posted on 02/28/2011 8:32:09 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Dahoser

That is one ugly logo.

And the Iranians are loony-tunes.


29 posted on 02/28/2011 8:32:36 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Dahoser

It looks like crap.


30 posted on 02/28/2011 8:32:57 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: rdax

The line between the liberal socialists and the fundamental Islamists gets more blurry as each day passes. Getting so riled up and aggrieved about the most mundane and irrelevant BS is such a lib thing to do.


31 posted on 02/28/2011 8:33:34 AM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Dahoser

I recall riots somewhere, a few years ago, ofer some fast-food franchise moving into the middle east. Seems that when you tipped the bag of frozen fries upside down into the fryolator, the picture of the fries looked like the Arabic word for “allah”, and riots naturally ensued.

This shows why the left and Islam are so closely tied. They use the same tactics to control conversation, thought, and discourse by aggressively taking over pieces of language as their own.

Bet the Olympics changes the logo AND apologizes to Muslims everywhere for trying to sneak such a coded message into the logo.

Yet the Flight 93 memorial site does NOT have a star-crescent design facing Mecca, nope no way.


32 posted on 02/28/2011 8:34:15 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Dahoser

they probably don’t realise that it’s supposed to be a year.

i just looked it up and it looks like it’ll be the 1433 olympics for them.


33 posted on 02/28/2011 8:34:23 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Dahoser

They would probably have more luck complaining about the color.

There is something (from the deep recesses of my mind) about the color blue and Islam.


34 posted on 02/28/2011 8:34:37 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: McBuff
For the first time in my life, I agree with the Iranians. . .not because it looks like “Zion”. . but because it looks like “CRAP”
I agree. This is as stupid-looking as the DNC logo. Leftist 20-somethings shouldn't be allowed near design software. They should concentrate on making their low-flow toilets work.
35 posted on 02/28/2011 8:34:37 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Dahoser

Hold it up to a mirror and it spells out “Paul is dead.”


36 posted on 02/28/2011 8:34:43 AM PST by jpf (http://flood-mybigmouth.blogspot.com/)
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To: rdax

70 to 30 they WILL change the logo.


37 posted on 02/28/2011 8:35:33 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 - End of an error)
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To: Nervous Tick

“My guess is it’s psy-ops.”

Agree. Thought control through language control.


38 posted on 02/28/2011 8:35:51 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Dahoser
So.... no suicide bomber sprint? ...no beheading decathlon?
39 posted on 02/28/2011 8:38:57 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Dahoser
I think it says “long live the Shah”
40 posted on 02/28/2011 8:39:02 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: mikrofon

ZOYZ to me

But not Zion


41 posted on 02/28/2011 8:40:01 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: reagan_fanatic

OK, or maybe ZOR


42 posted on 02/28/2011 8:40:45 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: rdax

I’d say very high. They have a lot of anti-Zionists living in London.


43 posted on 02/28/2011 8:42:01 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: mikrofon

iran is reading right to left...


44 posted on 02/28/2011 8:42:26 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Mr. Mojo

What a f’d up religion.


45 posted on 02/28/2011 8:42:32 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: mikrofon
That’s funny, it looks like ZOIZ to me....

I was going to say the same thing.

46 posted on 02/28/2011 8:43:34 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: mikrofon

Actually, if you want to take it further, aren’t most languages from the middle east written from right to left? Then, it would spell OZZI!


47 posted on 02/28/2011 8:44:49 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Dahoser
I think it's a deeper conspiracy by the electrical power industry in the united states.


48 posted on 02/28/2011 8:46:44 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Dahoser

Looks like the "0 and 2" is banging the "2 and 1" from behind.

49 posted on 02/28/2011 8:48:16 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: mikrofon
The Iron Man Beheading 1500.

Goat Herding.

Downhill Stoning Competition.

50 posted on 02/28/2011 8:48:37 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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