Obama's warm embrace of Islam extended to his Nuclear Security Summit, even without any Muslim countries attending. Splattered across walls everwhere was this logo. See a video below.
I first read about it at Chicago Ray's. Ray is a graphic designer. He points out that the broken crescent is not a "normal design element."
Then I read about it at The Lonely Conservative who had this photo of the event and asks "what's at the center of the earth?" The answer is not the United States. The answer is Africa, Saudia Arabia, Yemen, Oman, U.A.E, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Europe...
Then I followed Lonely Conservative over to The Camp of the Saints who said the logo was "designed by his people and approved by him." I suppose it had to be. This arena was Obama's own personal convocation. He also has to own that not a darn thing was accomplished at his party, except another embrace of the Muslim world - and that was done a pretty big way, don't you think?
Then to The Astute Blogger with the graphics below, and a fine explanation of Islam and its relationship to the crescent, not to be mistaken for a crescent moon. You really must read the commentary at The Astute Blogger
Do you remember this? I originally found it at Feed Your ADHD. It is our new online logo for the Pentagon's U.S. Missile Defense Agency:
One story blames the design on the Bush administration, saying it originated in 2007. I'll take a wild guess, Senator Barack Obama and the lefties at the Pentagon conspired to put one over on that Cowboy president of ours. I think they succeeded, and remember, Obama announced his candidacy in Illinois on February 10, 2007. My story is not nearly as difficult to buy as thinking that George Bush had anything to do with this.
Everytime I see the symbol of Islam, I think of Alec Rawls and the 9/11 Memorial under construction in Shanksville, PA. The Memorial is in the same shape you see above. It's an incredible story and Alec has spent years trying to inform people about what is happening. The bottom half of the following graphic is the Shanksville Memorial design. The top is the Islamic crescent.
Read it at Rawls Error Theory, and leave a note for him expressing your appreciation for his highly emotional battle for the sanctity of the dead - against all odds. While you are Error Theory, read Alec's specific article on the National Security Summit logo.
We can't confirm why Obama chose such a symbol. Neither can Jon Stewart. Even more importantly, we'll never know why the crescent embraces the Muslim world - and not the United States. You know, the crescent could have embraced the world. That wouldn't have been difficult. The symbol of an impotent nuclear summit embracing the entire world. Why not?
The first time I saw the swirling logo for the Nuclear Security Summit, it looked familiar. I soon figured out what it reminded me of: a crescent moon. The kind of crescent moon you see on the flags of Muslim countries (from left: Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia and Pakistan).
Indeed, the crescent, often with a single or multiple stars, is the main symbol of Islam. So now there is something like it at an official presidential event, prominently displayed in photographs being beamed around the world. No, I am not suggesting President Obama is a secret Muslim. But I am certain the crescent-like design of the logo is not a coincidence, especially at an event where Iran's nuclear ambition and al Qaeda's search for a bomb are prime topics.
Obama has been open about his aim to improve America's relations with Muslims. His bowing and apologies are nauseating, but they are consistent with his goal. And so is having a crescent-like logo at an event attended by Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani (above), among others. The Washington Conference Center is plastered with the design, which includes a solid white circle above the arc, all superimposed on a world map. Consistent also is a report this week that says terms with religious connotations, such as 'Islamic extremists' and 'jihad,' will no longer be used in National Security Council documents.
The Associated Press reports the aim is to emphasize the White House desire to use more sensitive language and broaden the relationship beyond war. The phrase 'war on terror' was also dropped. 'Do you want to think about the US as the nation that fights terrorism or the nation you want to do business with? ' Pradeep Ramamurthy, an NSC staffer, told AP. It also reports business leaders from more than 40 countries are coming to Washington for an 'entrepreneurship summit' for Muslim businesses.
Notably absent this week is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The deep freeze in his relationship with Obama is a direct casualty of Obama's courting of Muslims, which includes intense pressure on Israel to make major concessions to Palestinians. So this is what change looks like."
More on this from Monkey In The Middle
And my two cents here: