The Islamic minaret design is fairly standard and universally recognized - although there can be slight variations in the overall structure - but, basically, a minaret is a minaret wherever you might find one around the world - sitting atop or as a part of a Muslim mosque.
Here is another example of slightly different - but unmistakable - distinguishing characteristics of an Islamic minaret - the Muslim symbol of a "call to worship." The word minaret means "beacon."
THE PROBLEM IS:
The "minaret" you have been looking at that is the same in each of these pictures is the one that was strategically placed atop ....
The newly constructed World Trade Center Tower in New York City
You know... the one to replace the two towers that were destroyed by Islamic terrorists, mostly from Saudi Arabia. Imagine that.
Do you think someone is trying to send America a message?