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Anything strange about the new logo for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Source/Link for PDF file, here.
Here are some clues:
First row: Algeria, Azerbaijani Republic, Malaysia, Maldives
Middle row: Republic of Singapore,Tunisia, Turkey,Turkmenistan
Bottom row: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Comoros, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Uzbekistan
The Arab League
Islamic Crescent on a logo for a Federal Government Agency?
Not one, but three of them. To celebrate the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93? Bastids.
Despite this mixed history, many Islamic nations and charities use the crescent symbol on their flags or logos (e.g. Pakistan, The Red Crescent, etc. — though currently none of the Arab states in Arabia or the Mashreq have crescents on their flags). In this manner it could be argued that its modern usage is meant to signify identity and, for devout Muslims, brotherhood.
Hat tip: Mandy Manners
Disclaimer: The use of the OSHA logo in this article is for purposes of discussion and criticism. The reader should not infer any endorsement or approval by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (Or approval of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by the author!)