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Synonyms for swastika

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Synonyms for swastika

the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich

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The swastika was on the front door, and messages such as "kill us now," "give us your eggs," and "freedom" were on the building's large picture window, she said.
Despite rules distributed by CAIR prior to the demonstration prohibiting any offensive signs or banners, one man--identified only as a college student from Oklahoma City--raised a sign that showed a swastika inside the Star of David.
The four suspects threw the teenager on the ground and three of them held her down while the fourth carved a swastika into her hip with a scalpel-like knife.
A spokeswoman said: "The first incident was reported on Thursday morning when a swastika was sprayed with black paint on the public notice board at the junction of Winchester Drive and Ffordd Penrhwylfa and the letters KI and DJ on a bus shelter.
In Tibet, farmers place a swastika on their home doors to repel evil.
To further illustrate this principle, a skinhead, with a swastika tattooed on his cheek, walked into a jewelry store to buy a ring for his girlfriend.
A swastika was daubed in green paint on the rabbi's lectern and prayer shawls and skulls caps were hurled to the floor where excrement had been left, Mr Whine said.
Whatever the historical interpretation that can be given of the role of the church and of the Vatican during the Second World War, the superimposition of the Christian cross on the Nazi swastika creates an intolerable identification of the symbol of Christian faith with that of Nazi barbarism," said Archbishop Jean-Pierre Ricard of Bordeaux, the president of the French Bishops' Conference.
A new book examines the history of the ancient mark of the Swastika and also explores both religion and science.
From the web page of The Tampa Tribune on changing the name of a south Tampa subdivision, which has been called Swastika since 1911: "Councilwoman Linda Saul-Sena, who initiated the move to change the name, suggested three possible names to replace Swastika: Bay View, Southside, and Millennium.
What is lost, and what is gained, when the swastika is swept from the moorings that hold it fast to the National Socialist Party and is reconstructed as nothing more than one art deco symbol awash among other art deco symbols in a glorified athletic-clothing store?
The Pink Swastika addresses this question in its analysis of the Weimar Republic.
BECAUSE one of Meyer Wolfsheim's enterprises is called the Swastika Holding Company, modern readers of The Great Gatsby are likely to credit Fitzgeraid with a nearly prescient awareness of Nazism.
And if such insinuations were ambiguous--the swastika more a shock-tactic symbol of defiance than a coherent political statement--Savage, a good liberal, still frets over a latent right -wing, even Thatcherite, subtext in punk's libertarian, do-it-yourself rhetoric.