Skip to comments.Empire State Building to Glow Green for Muslim Holiday
Posted on 10/10/2007 8:04:51 PM PDT by Fargo Rock
New York's iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said.
"This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah," according to a statement.
Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month, is expected to be celebrated in New York from Friday, depending on when the new moon is sighted, and the city's tallest skyscraper will remain green until Sunday.
Built in the early 1930s, the 443-meter-tall (1,454-feet-tall) Empire State Building was first lit up with colored lighting in 1976, when red, white and blue lights were used to mark the American Bicentennial.
An estimated seven million Muslims live in the United States.
It’s the end of the world as we know it....
unlike that song i don’t feel fine
What a great idea. I think they should do the same thing with the World Trade Center. How cool would that be? Two one-thousand foot tall buildings glo......oh.....wait a minute.....
This pisses me off big time. Islam is a death cult.
Blood red lights would be far more appropriate, for the endless millions of innocents slaughtered to coerce “conversions” in the 1400 evil years of Islam’s vile existence.
I’m going to be passing near Manhattan on Friday.I think I’ll take a detour to the ESB and go up to the observation deck wearing a jacket whose pockets are overflowing with pork chops.
Theyre sending a definite message, Hit the Chrysler Building first.
Bloomberg strikes again. Why do we allow these left-wing jerks to run as Republicans is beyond reason.
This is a fair deal, don’t you think? After all, in muslim cities they decorate their buildings for Christmas. Don’t they?
New York realizes that, after so many months without tall buildings being brought down, it must better advertise their landmarks to those who are most likely to continue the attacks.
F**k you, Empire State Building.
I’m with you - this makes me want to throw up.
The Islamo-facists must be wetting their robes from laughing so hard at us.
It is only reasonable that Mecca should glow as well.
Nobody here complained when they lit it up Red White and Blue for the 4 of July.
Huh. So the Empire State Building (presumably a future target of Muslim terrorists) will look like it would through night-vision goggles?
Puke green, no doubt.
I was in elementary school during the Clinton years. Tell me is this how it felt? Is this feeling what I get to look forward to?
I take bags of pork skins on every plane ride I take and refer to them as Moose limb repellent.
Who makes the decisions for that building?
And yes, I posted this on the other thread...
Start spreading the news...
They're going insane...
Are you guys f--king retarded?
New york, New York?!?!
This Malkin's a jew...
Is he full of self hate?
Kisses the ass of Mohammed?
In 'ol New York...
Don't wanna wake up
To that building all lit up in green
It should be orange this week,
These liberal clowns rule
And we've got no say
The Empire State's now islamic?
in New york New york...
If they can make Eid there
They'll make Eid EVERYWHERE!!!
You bunch of fools!
New York, New york...
read post 29 for the answer!!! :)
Yes. And yes.
I’d change the first line to
Start spreading your cheeks...
They’re going insane...
Are you guys f—king retarded?
New york, New York?!?!
We often make derogatory comments about the French and their apparent submissiveness to Islam, but I have never heard the Eifel Tower being lit up in green. I guess we’re slowly catching up with France.
They're wetting their robes after wizzing down our necks, marking their territory, and not shaking their wankers after they are finished.
Yup, they're probably laughing at us as well.
Also, the illegal Mexican invaders and their enablers are becoming quite adept at 'lifting their legs' and dominantly marking their territory.
In the grand scheme of things this pi$$ing contest-by the illegal invaders and the islamofascists - constitutes an an overt act of territorial dominance. It is meant to send us a message, and we're are expected to believe that the pi$$ is rain.
The only question is: How long are patriots willing to endure these insults prior to getting their fill and taking some action.
I've had it up to my neck with this bovine excrement
>...Why do we allow these left-wing jerks to run as Republicans is beyond reason.<
If evil can infiltrate the Democrat party, who is to say evil cannot also infiltrate the Republican party?
The time must be growing short, for Satan is working overtime!
Why are we kissing these medievel morons’ asses?
Strange comment. Why would anyone complain about a light display for the most American of holidays?
Newflash: Neither Islam nor their "holy" day Eid are in any way part of the American culture heritage or tradition.
Does that represent some radioactive event in Islam's past or future?
I’m seeing red.
This is an abomination.
Do 3,000 dead men women and children mean nothing?
I saw red toooooooooo.
Liberals hope to ease their all-consuming guilt and self-hatred; "compassionate" Republicans (naively) hope to "win hearts and minds" and show how "tolerant" they are.
Unfortunately green is not the colors stuff usually glows after the sort of even you're insinuating. However the desert around the site likely would turn to Green glass.
Why don’t they just light the Twin Towers green? Oh, THAT’S right...
Awww, dang. GMTA.:)
Maybe if they blow up the Sears Tower they’ll honor 2 muslim holidays.
Exactly right, yeehah. This inability to comprehend the Islamic/Arab mindset will cost us (and western civ in general) dearly.
Oh great plan, put lights on the target for the islamaniacs.
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