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Why Does the State Flag of South Carolina Use Muslim Symbols?

my2cents 2012/03/16 06:03:46
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I had noticed this some time ago and was recently reminded of it by a SodaHead member who used the South Carolina state flag as his profile picture.

A palm tree and a crescent moon. Both those symbols are found on Muslim flags.

Here is what's on one side of the Saudi flag:

flag

The
crescent moon and star is an internationally-recognized symbol of the
faith of Islam. The symbol is featured on the flags of several Muslim
countries. Just like the Christians have the cross and the Jews have the
star of David, the Muslims have the crescent moon.

crescent

Put the flag of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic flag together, and you get the flag of South Carolina!

Why aren't conservatives hammering South Carolina over this?
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  • Raymond59 2012/03/16 08:35:43 (edited)
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    Raymond59
    +23
    Anyone with half a brain (including someone born in South Carolina) would know that the "White Crescent Moon" in the South Carolina flag has NOTHING to do with Islam. To go straight to the source (Link: http://www.netstate.com/state...) it's explained: "Dating back to 1765, the South Carolina State Flag reminds us of its role in the American Revolution and maintains its place in the annals of the Civil War with a design that was formulated as a National banner when the state seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860. Almost 100 years later, South Carolina seceded from the Union it had fought to create. A new banner was needed to fly above the newly created nation. Many designs were reviewed but the General Assembly settled on one simple change to Moultrie's Revolutionary War design. A Palmetto tree was added and centered on the blue field. The Palmetto, the South Carolina State Tree, had been attributed as instrumental in Colonel Moultrie's defense of Sullivan's Island against an attack by British warships in June, 1776. Cannonballs fired at the fort from the British ships could not destroy the walls of the fort which were built of Palmetto logs. Instead, the cannonballs simply sank into the soft, tough Palmetto wood. The flag that flies over the state of South Carolina toda...&
    Anyone with half a brain (including someone born in South Carolina) would know that the "White Crescent Moon" in the South Carolina flag has NOTHING to do with Islam. To go straight to the source (Link: http://www.netstate.com/state...) it's explained: "Dating back to 1765, the South Carolina State Flag reminds us of its role in the American Revolution and maintains its place in the annals of the Civil War with a design that was formulated as a National banner when the state seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860. Almost 100 years later, South Carolina seceded from the Union it had fought to create. A new banner was needed to fly above the newly created nation. Many designs were reviewed but the General Assembly settled on one simple change to Moultrie's Revolutionary War design. A Palmetto tree was added and centered on the blue field. The Palmetto, the South Carolina State Tree, had been attributed as instrumental in Colonel Moultrie's defense of Sullivan's Island against an attack by British warships in June, 1776. Cannonballs fired at the fort from the British ships could not destroy the walls of the fort which were built of Palmetto logs. Instead, the cannonballs simply sank into the soft, tough Palmetto wood. The flag that flies over the state of South Carolina today is of the same design that flew over the independent South Carolina during the Civil War." Also, alot of you are going off on a tangent & bringing Politics into this topic. Very Unnecessary!
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  • WolfEyes my2cents 2012/03/17 15:54:15
    WolfEyes
    well I Rarely watch fox news or fox&friends. But I know what that particular state flag means.
  • my2cents George-2 2012/03/17 00:41:20
    my2cents
    Tell that to Fox News. They're the ones who claim the use of the crescent shape indicates Islamic connections:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Seonag 2012/03/16 14:09:56
    Undecided
    Seonag
    +13
    Neither of your other two answers. Read some SC history before you make silly comments! Jackie-G put it here to explain the flag's history.
  • geegee 2012/03/16 13:52:22
    Undecided
    geegee
    +9
    Many flags have symbols that are in common with other flags. SO what !?? The person who sent in this question is just trying to create a problem. We have lots of palm trees in SC and at times we have the crescent moon when we look up at the moon during each month. Who cares ? It is just a nice design on a flag !
  • my2cents geegee 2012/03/17 00:42:56
    my2cents
    That's not what Fox News claims. They say the use of the crescent indicates Islamic connections:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2012/03/16 13:09:50 (edited)
    Undecided
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +13
    You are an ignorant leftie aren't you???


    Read below and Shut the F*** Up...


    he South Carolina State Flag



    Dating back to 1765, the South Carolina State Flag reminds us of its role in the American Revolution and maintains its place in the annals of the Civil War with a design that was formulated as a National banner when the state seceded from the union on December 20, 1860.



    Components of the current state flag were first seen in 1765, on a banner carried by South Carolina protesters of the Stamp Act. The banner that the protesters hoisted displayed three white crescents on a blue background. Ten years later in 1775, Colonel William Moultrie was asked by the South Carolina Revolutionary Council of Safety to design a banner for the use of South Carolina troops. Colonel Moultrie chose a simple and direct design that displayed a crescent on a blue field. The new flag was the same blue color of the soldier's uniforms and the crescent echoed the symbol that the soldiers wore on the front of their caps.

    South Carolina state flag





    Almost 100 years later, South Carolina seceded from the Union it had fought to create. A new banner was needed to fly above the newly created nation. Many designs were reviewed but the General Assembly settled on one simple change to Moultrie's Revolutionary War des...

    You are an ignorant leftie aren't you???


    Read below and Shut the F*** Up...


    he South Carolina State Flag



    Dating back to 1765, the South Carolina State Flag reminds us of its role in the American Revolution and maintains its place in the annals of the Civil War with a design that was formulated as a National banner when the state seceded from the union on December 20, 1860.



    Components of the current state flag were first seen in 1765, on a banner carried by South Carolina protesters of the Stamp Act. The banner that the protesters hoisted displayed three white crescents on a blue background. Ten years later in 1775, Colonel William Moultrie was asked by the South Carolina Revolutionary Council of Safety to design a banner for the use of South Carolina troops. Colonel Moultrie chose a simple and direct design that displayed a crescent on a blue field. The new flag was the same blue color of the soldier's uniforms and the crescent echoed the symbol that the soldiers wore on the front of their caps.

    South Carolina state flag





    Almost 100 years later, South Carolina seceded from the Union it had fought to create. A new banner was needed to fly above the newly created nation. Many designs were reviewed but the General Assembly settled on one simple change to Moultrie's Revolutionary War design. A Palmetto tree was added and centered on the blue field. The Palmetto, the South Carolina State Tree, had been attributed as instrumental in Colonel Moultrie's defense of Sullivan's Island against an attack by British warships in June, 1776. Cannonballs fired at the fort from the British ships could not destroy the walls of the fort which were built of Palmetto logs. Instead, the cannonballs simply sank into the soft, tough Palmetto wood.

    Shut the F    Up
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  • my2cents Mel the... 2012/03/17 00:43:45
    my2cents
    You should send this in to your buds at Fox News. They're claiming that the use of the crescent indicates Islamic connections:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Mel the... my2cents 2012/03/17 12:04:44
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    cccp

    Send this to your president...
  • Cal 2012/03/16 12:36:00 (edited)
    Undecided
    Cal
    +12
    It does not use symbolism from Muslim nations. Go study up. That flag has been in place since the 13 colonies. Some research will do you good before you make any more retarded polls.
  • my2cents Cal 2012/03/17 00:45:45
    my2cents
    The crescent has been used by Muslims as a symbol of Islam before that. I got my information from Fox News, who claim the use of the crescent symbol indicates Islamic connections, since it is the universally-recognized symbol of Islam:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    Someone forgot to tell SC that!
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/03/16 12:20:23
    Undecided
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +10
    the "White Crescent Moon" in the South Carolina flag has NOTHING to do with Islam
  • my2cents ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/03/17 00:46:02
    my2cents
    That's not what Fox News says:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... my2cents 2012/03/17 02:02:18
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Faux news are morons
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/03/16 12:07:45
    Undecided
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +13
    The crescent is facing the wrong way and is a lot fatter than the classic crescent moon. And the tree is a palmetto tree (native to the State), not an Arabian date palm. And where's the star?
  • my2cents Temlako... 2012/03/17 00:47:38
    my2cents
    A crescent is a crescent, and a palm is a palm. They look the same. Fox News says the crescent symbol is a sign of Islamic connections, since it is the universally recognized symbol of Islam:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Temlako... my2cents 2012/03/17 01:28:57
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +2
    Two different situations. The South Carolina flag is from the earliest settlement here. It might not predate Islam, but it certainly predates the Barbary Pirates.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... my2cents 2012/03/17 02:03:37
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Pagans also use the Cresent moon symbol longer than Islam has Ever EXISTED

    pagan triple moon pagan triple moon pagan triple moon
  • Scout 2012/03/16 11:04:39
    Undecided
    Scout
    +8
    Umm, this is some stupid shehit, brother.
  • my2cents Scout 2012/03/17 00:48:03
    my2cents
    Fox News doesn't spread stupid shehit. They are fair and balanced:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • SilverWings 2012/03/16 10:14:46
    It's okay for Republicans to use Islamic symbols, no one thinks they're reall...
    SilverWings
    +3
    The tree symbol is actually a Palmetto tree not a palm tree. I worked in Greenville SC for the last two years of my working life before having to retire and leaving. Them Georga boys have nothing on the South Carolinians who actually started the shooting war part of the Civil War. Something they are proud of.
  • my2cents SilverW... 2012/03/17 00:49:03
    my2cents
    But the crescent is the universally recognized symbol of Islam, and it's use suggests Islamic connections. So says Fox News:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Israel 2012/03/16 10:14:17
  • Cal Israel 2012/03/16 12:37:59
    Cal
    +6
    I'm assuming you've never studied history then. Because not only is it not outrageous...but also this sort of poll should surprise you. It's propaganda that someone bought into, nothing more. Don't buy into it, study the correct associated history instead.
  • wtxwoman Cal 2012/03/16 17:40:15
    wtxwoman
    +4
    Elizabeth has Islamophobia and Obamaphobia. She sees a Muslim around every corner. I'm responding to you because the well-read and mannerly lady (extreme sarcasm) had blocked me without letting me respond to her stupid remark to me. She is a coward!
  • Cal wtxwoman 2012/03/16 20:29:02
    Cal
    +1
    That's fine, you can bounce your comment off mine. Not like I haven't done it to others before too.
  • my2cents Cal 2012/03/17 00:50:22
    my2cents
    +1
    Fox News spreads propaganda?! I'm shocked, because they call themselves fair and balanced!

    According to Fox News, the crescent is a universally recognized symbol of Islam, and using it suggests Islamic connections:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • Israel my2cents 2012/03/17 13:17:08
  • Israel my2cents 2012/03/17 13:22:13
  • wtxwoman Israel 2012/03/16 15:45:14
    wtxwoman
    +4
    Obviously, you don't know squat about history or you wouldn't have made such an asinine remark. SC has had a flag since Colonial times, way before there were any GOPers!
  • Israel wtxwoman 2012/03/16 16:17:59
  • my2cents Israel 2012/03/17 00:52:18
    my2cents
    +1
    Fox News fan! I got my info from them:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • my2cents wtxwoman 2012/03/17 00:51:23
    my2cents
    +2
    But not before there were Muslims!

    So says Fox News:

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • wtxwoman my2cents 2012/03/17 02:38:18
    wtxwoman
    Didn't you read my other two posts saying I finally got it! There must be egg all over my face.
  • shadow76 2012/03/16 09:34:36
    Undecided
    shadow76
    +3
    How long has this been their flag? Now that it is online maybe it will be changed. It was possibly snuck past the people, and most people do not notice things beyond their cell phones and ipods.
  • wtxwoman shadow76 2012/03/16 15:46:48
    wtxwoman
    +5
    OMG! It's been their flag since Colonial times, for pete's sake. Get a grip, okay, you're making yourself look ridiculous.
  • shadow76 wtxwoman 2012/03/16 16:06:03
    shadow76
    +2
    Do you know the flags of every state you've never been in?
  • wtxwoman shadow76 2012/03/16 17:37:02
    wtxwoman
    +5
    Yes, of this country, but I like history. It sounded like you had jumped on the Islamophobia wagon.
  • shadow76 wtxwoman 2012/03/17 08:35:53
    shadow76
    Well I like history and learning new things and I haven't been in a lot of southern states due to a lack of money. So I have never seen it.
  • wtxwoman shadow76 2012/03/17 13:46:44
    wtxwoman
    +1
    I guess growing up in TX with a father from AL gave me a head start.
  • shadow76 wtxwoman 2012/03/17 17:14:22
    shadow76
    +1
    Yeah I grew up In Denver still live there.

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