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Book claims Flight 93 Memorial would be world’s largest mosque


Los Angeles, CA (June 28, 2007) -- The passengers of United 93 sacrificed their lives to prevent Islamo-fascist hijackers from crashing the plane into Washington DC. But a grateful nation’s desire to commemorate their heroism with a memorial at the Pennsylvania crash site has taken an unexpected turn. The tentative plans for the Flight 93 Memorial instead commemorate the hijackers’ religion by constructing a memorial that would effectively be the world’s largest outdoor mosque. This is the shocking claim of a forthcoming book entitled “Crescent of Betrayal: Dishonoring the Heroes of Flight 93” (ISBN 9780974670126, World Ahead, August 2007).

When the plans for the memorial were first unveiled in 2005, observers noted that its centerpiece was a giant crescent, the symbol for Islam. Public protests forced the Memorial Project to make a few cosmetic changes, and the story soon fell out of the news. But it shouldn’t have.

“Nothing meaningful was changed,” says “Crescent of Betrayal” author Alec Rawls, a noted blogger who started researching the Crescent of Embrace design when it was first unveiled in September 2005. “The original giant crescent remains fully intact in the redesign.” That’s important, says Rawls, because the giant crescent is oriented on Mecca. “A crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca is called a mihrab. It is the central feature around which every mosque is built.”

“Crescent of Betrayal” shows in damning detail how virtually every design element of the memorial is a typical mosque feature, built on epic scale. The minaret-like “Tower of Voices,” for instance, turns out to be a huge Islamic prayer-time sundial. “Put it next to a traditional Islamic sundial,” says Rawls, "and except for the size, you can’t tell the difference.”

“I was shocked when I first read Alec Rawls’s research,” says Eric M. Jackson, president of World Ahead Media. “Whether the design was motivated by a politically correct desire to portray Islam as a ‘religion of peace’ or for some other reason, the fact remains that the plans for the Flight 93 Memorial resemble a giant mosque facing Mecca. After consulting experts on Islam to confirm Rawls’s findings, I knew we had to get the word out—this book was too important not to publish.”

“Crescent of Betrayal: Dishonoring the Heroes of Flight 93” will be available in late summer. World Ahead’s titles are distributed to the retail trade by Midpoint Trade Books.

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