September 14, 2005, - 10:23 am

“Crescent” City: Where is ACLU on N’Awlins’ Islamic Religious Symbol?

By Debbie Schlussel
Where is the ACLU when you need them? Well, if it involves opposing the one religion the “civil liberties” group loves–Islam–don’t look for the ACLU to go on the offensive, or do much of anything at all.
New Orleans is known as “the Crescent City.” Accordingly, all of its police cars and the insignia on the hats of law enforcement are covered with not just a crescent, but a crescent with a star (you may have noticed in the continuing news coverage of Katrina’s aftermath).


But this symbol is a religious symbol–that of Islam. So why is the ACLU allowing it? Imagine if New Orleans was known as “the Cross City,” and its insignia was a cross. We’d be hearing all kinds of yelling and screaming about the separation of church and state. And you can bet there would be an ACLU lawsuit.
So where is the ACLU? I hear crickets chirping . . . . but not much else.
Credit to the brilliant, patriotic Charlotte Baker and Ruth King for noticing this.

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12 Responses

My toilet is crescent shaped, and I shit on it every day! Feces Akbar!

Yiddish Steel on September 14, 2005 at 12:16 pm

Again I have to say, this surprises anyone? Though I do appreciate any opportunity to make the ACLU look like hypocritic A**Holes. You have to admit though even the ACLU doesn’t make any bones about their hypocrisy and any sane person who knows the organization already knows their agenda. The only thing they haven’t done yet (and don’t hold your breath) is to say “Oh yeah, we love islam and hinduism, atheism, etc… but that jewish/christian thing is not ok.” It’s like they continue to do whatever the hell they want and thumb their noses at America and because they haven’t come straight out and admitted that they are a racially, religously, culturally bias organization, we just allow them to exist and prosper in our society. If you ask me that is the real tradgedy.

Uncle Tim on September 14, 2005 at 4:21 pm

I’m telling you folks, this is not looking good and our favorite president is selling us out

KOAJaps on September 14, 2005 at 5:35 pm

Debbie, get someone to file a lawsuit against the city. In Los Angeles, County, the board of supervisors gave in and removed the cross from their seal. They said it showed favortism and that the other religions: Muslim, Judaism, Buddhists, etc., were left out. So in the spirit of fairness, they removed it. Being that we’re outsiders, what can we do? The police department receives funding from the Fed government including Homeland Security, because, they are a POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training ) certified law enforcement organization. If we can get enough people to pressure Mayor Nagin, we can have it removed. I sure don’t want to use my tax money to pay for ANY religious symbol. Here is their website and a place to send Nagin mail
Good luck all

KOAJaps on September 14, 2005 at 11:59 pm

To protest the removal of the cross from the Los Angeles county seal, think the muhfuhs at The ACLU also tried to have some Biblical plaques removed from The Grand Canyon-and lost.

jaywilton on September 15, 2005 at 9:47 am

jaywilton, the U.N. has a plaque at the Grand Canyon too

KOAJaps on September 17, 2005 at 12:24 pm

KOA,if the ACLU can get the UN plaque the —k out of The Grand Canyon,I might join.In the meantime,only the ACLU and its fans go to The Grand Canyon-and notice the plaque.

jaywilton on September 18, 2005 at 1:13 pm

“KOA,if the ACLU can get the UN plaque the —k out of The Grand Canyon,I might join.In the meantime,only the ACLU and its fans go to The Grand Canyon-and notice the plaque.” Not really, I’m an ACLU fan but I want the U.N. out of our parks. And before you call me a liberal loon, Rush Limbaugh used the ACLU to block Florida’s court to prevent them from looking into his medical files after being outted for OxyContin, etc., so if we can use them to our advantage, we could get the U.N. out of “OUR” parks. It’s using the enemy to fight an enemy. Hell, even Howard Stern uses the ACLU and they hate him…LOL

KOAJaps on September 20, 2005 at 12:46 am

KOA,I’m not calling you a “liberal loon”;”some of my best friends are Japanese”.My contempt for The ACLU began when they defended American Nazi’s right to march through Skokie,Illinois when it was home to the largest number of Holocaust survivors in the US(see,for example ‘Skokie’with
Danny Kaye). I don’t watch or listen to Howard Stern or Rush Limbaugh; I think the ACLU types who are responsible for the apparent removal(I read Debbie-and of the small cross in the LA county seal are seriously —–d in the head.

jaywilton on September 20, 2005 at 9:52 am

The town I grew up in is called “Las Cruces” which means “The Crosses” and the city seal has three crosses on it and the ACLU’s never tried to get rid of that. Some firefighter tried, but no one really cared.

Carl on November 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Debbie, did you eat paint chips as a kid? Or did your parents drop you on your head, possibly while you were eating paint chips? Because really that’s the only thing that makes sense. Please seek help from a medical or psychological doctor. Soon.

John on November 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Did the author even bother looking at what the Islamic crescent and star looks like? It does not look like the crescent and star the New Orleans PD uses. The Islamic crescent points point either up or to the right, not straight down. Also the star is between the points, not in the center of the crescent. These are not the same thing! For the love of humanity, LEARN TO USE GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH before you spew ignorant crap like this!

Nic on August 6, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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