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.
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