Matt posted an update to yesterday's post about the unveiling of the 2012 Republican National Convention Host Committee's logo. If you look at the buildings you may notice a minaret.
The actual building is part of the Tampa Bay Hotel and opened in 1891.
The newspapers of the day described it as "brightly illuminated, filled with sumptuous decorations, thrilling music and graced with turrets, domes and minarets towering heavenward and glistening in the sun."
Now any sane person wouldn't think twice about putting a minaret into a logo. The question is will the same people that are protesting mosques approve of their party's biggest event having what they probably consider an Islamic image in its logo?
Another question is who will be the Convention Czar?
Should this become an issue with the Tea Party it will only confirm just how crazy the Republican party has become.
Update: In what can only be called a mind-blowing Glenn Beck-esque conspiracy, The University of Tampa's newspaper is called "The Minaret" I'm starting to think the RNC might want to rethink their decision to allow Tampa to host the convention.