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Empire State Building to turn green for Eid
The Economic Times ^ | 10/11/2007

Posted on 10/11/2007 8:12:36 AM PDT by mfnorman

NEW YORK: For the first time in its history, the world famous Empire State Building here will be lit in green from Friday to Sunday in celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr.

So far the landmark tower is lighted in traditional colours every year only on the occasion of Christmas and the Jewish festival Hannukah. From this year on, lighting on Eid too will become an annual event.

At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous three-day celebration which marks the end of Ramadan. In Islam, the colour green symbolizes a happy occasion.

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building was recently named America's most favourite building in the poll conducted by American Institute of Architects.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dhimmitude; islam; killmelastplease; muhammadsminions; stopislamization; waronislamism
how completely stupid and naive can the city leaders of New York be. Do they honestly think that this gesture is going to get them any kind of consideration of mercy from the radical muslim jihadists. don't they know by now that the only way these islamofascists are ever going to stop waging jihad against our nation is by everyone of us completely surrendering to their brand of radical islam. WAKE UP NEW YORK! you obviously have learned nothing from 9/11 and sadly seem to be on course of suffering another such attack.
1 posted on 10/11/2007 8:12:42 AM PDT by mfnorman
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To: mfnorman

This is wrong for so many reasons.


2 posted on 10/11/2007 8:14:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: mfnorman

I doubt the city leaders did this. PC owners I would bet.


3 posted on 10/11/2007 8:15:10 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: mfnorman

Why not change the search lights at Ground Zero to green too.


4 posted on 10/11/2007 8:16:07 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: mfnorman
Already posted, although that person changed the headline.
5 posted on 10/11/2007 8:16:27 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: ontap

Why not Mac owners?


6 posted on 10/11/2007 8:16:33 AM PDT by waimea.man
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To: mfnorman
Green also means:Naive and easily deceived or tricked :)
7 posted on 10/11/2007 8:18:21 AM PDT by WildcatClan (Duncan Hunter '08 -)
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To: WildcatClan

Red would be more appropriate for all the blood that has been spilled and will be spilled in the name of islam.


8 posted on 10/11/2007 8:20:05 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: mfnorman

Why not just cut to the chase and put the minarets up now.


9 posted on 10/11/2007 8:20:30 AM PDT by AU72
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To: mfnorman

What a slap in the face to all those people who died on 9-11


10 posted on 10/11/2007 8:20:51 AM PDT by NCBraveheart
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To: mfnorman
From this year on, lighting on Eid too will become an annual event.

Well, not really from this year on. Only until they fly planes into it.

11 posted on 10/11/2007 8:21:52 AM PDT by LibWhacker (Democrats are phony Americans)
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To: mfnorman

I believe the building should be bathed in a bath of RED light.....RED .... the true color of islam.


12 posted on 10/11/2007 8:23:55 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk. I Will Be Voting for Mr. Duncan Hunter, fellow FReepers.)
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To: neodad

Nothing to knock down at Ground Zero.

The empire state building owners thinks that pandering will keep their building standing.

Idiots.


13 posted on 10/11/2007 8:24:15 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: mfnorman

I guess they can project images of beheadings, people becoming pink mist and goats herds all at the same time to further inspire those following this moon cult. /sarc


14 posted on 10/11/2007 8:24:46 AM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: NCBraveheart

‘zackly.


15 posted on 10/11/2007 8:24:51 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: LibWhacker

Little by little the goverment is caving to the muslims ..footbaths..profling...etc...just llike they are doing with the illegals!!...


16 posted on 10/11/2007 8:25:00 AM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: mfnorman
this reminds me of what some communities do to keep their residents from burning down their own homes & businesses....AKA extortion
17 posted on 10/11/2007 8:26:13 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: mfnorman

Appeasement.


18 posted on 10/11/2007 8:26:13 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian
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To: From One - Many
I believe the building should be bathed in a bath of RED light.....RED .... the true color of islam.

How about red, white and blue for the USA?
19 posted on 10/11/2007 8:26:44 AM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: mfnorman

The South shall rise again!


20 posted on 10/11/2007 8:28:36 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: mfnorman

Why not just put a big white flag on top.


21 posted on 10/11/2007 8:29:30 AM PDT by Hacklehead (I'm not here to make friends.)
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To: mfnorman
Too bad we can’t light up the World Trade Center Towers for them. They used to be even taller. We could put a nice green glow on Mecca and Medina that could last a few thousand years.
22 posted on 10/11/2007 8:29:32 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Tom Tancredo had the cojones to say it.


23 posted on 10/11/2007 8:31:42 AM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: mfnorman

Someone on another thread about this topic... had a great idea. They should have a ‘die-in’... the number of people that died in 911 should surround the Empire State building and lie on the sidewalks for 9 hours 11 minutes.


24 posted on 10/11/2007 8:33:26 AM PDT by BigFinn (...one helicopter away from greatness. - Jimmah)
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To: Hacklehead

BTTT


25 posted on 10/11/2007 8:48:06 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: wastedyears
Cool! Why didn’t he have the cojones to vote Nay the other day on honoring ramadan and the islam faith. He chose to vote Present instead.
26 posted on 10/11/2007 8:48:40 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Wasn’t the Empire State Building lit up in green light in the movie “Independence Day”. Just before they blew it up.


27 posted on 10/11/2007 8:59:31 AM PDT by Swiss
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To: mfnorman

This will help make the building easily identifiable for the the next terrorist attack. Thumbs up, New York!


28 posted on 10/11/2007 9:12:25 AM PDT by 50sDad (Angels on asteroids are abducting crop circles!)
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To: George from New England

Nice of them to brighten it up and make a better target for Achmed and his pirated 737.


29 posted on 10/11/2007 9:34:02 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (I am a proud anti-invasion racist!)
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To: Swiss

he he he

green to oblivion, not quite a ryhme but close enough


30 posted on 10/11/2007 9:40:34 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: mfnorman

Light it up YELLOW

As cowards would.

31 posted on 10/11/2007 10:13:15 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Socialism, thy name is Woman)
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To: mfnorman; All

32 posted on 10/11/2007 10:56:10 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: mfnorman

another NY building attackd by islamofacists!

PC will be the DEATH of us.
I swear it!


33 posted on 10/11/2007 11:03:57 AM PDT by woollyone (Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities- Ayn Rand)
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To: mfnorman

“Eid” isn’t that the islamic version of E.D.?


34 posted on 10/11/2007 11:09:56 AM PDT by woollyone (Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities- Ayn Rand)
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To: mfnorman

Dhimmitude writ large.


35 posted on 10/11/2007 11:30:40 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: mfnorman

Face the truth dhimmi capitulators, Muslims do NOT fast for Ramadan. They wait until after dark to eat each day. It’s a silly, fake holiday period that fools no one except liberals and the French.


36 posted on 10/11/2007 11:33:46 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Swiss

It was red white and blue on July 4, 1976.


37 posted on 10/11/2007 12:18:30 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Londo Molari

Um.

This...makes no sense. More people have died in the name of Jesus Christ than in any other name in recorded history. Yet would anyone here say Christianity is a horrible religion? No. Because it isn’t. It preaches unconditional love and forgiveness. There are Christian extremists, though, who give the religion a bad name - why do you think liberals dislike Christians? It’s because the ones they see on the news are the ones saying that 9/11 was caused by God to punish Jewish homosexuals. The media only shows the extremes of anything, because the public finds the extremes more exciting; sad and irritating, but it’s the truth. Islam is also subject to this tendency. There are Muslims who are insane about their beliefs, who truly believe the Koran orders them to kill those of different faiths. But is this the majority? Are Christians who insist women should not have jobs the majority? The answer is no in both cases. Islam has, at its heart, several wonderful principles, such as the Zakah, which states that all Muslims must give 2.5% of their annual income to charity. I don’t personally agree with lighting the Empire State Building for any religious holiday, as that seems like an indication of one faith being more important than others. But if the owners want to light it up for Ramadan, I say kudos. NYC is a global city, like Paris, London, and LA. And Islam is a very widespread religion worldwide. If they’re going to honour Christians and Jews, why not Muslims?


38 posted on 10/11/2007 12:30:50 PM PDT by stellag
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To: mfnorman
Hell... why not just who whole hog for Eid and celebrate with submissive swag!
Hey, New Yawkers... go ass-up in style!

I wonder when liberal northern California CafePress will start offering custom burkas with logos?
39 posted on 10/11/2007 1:05:24 PM PDT by rantblogger
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To: woollyone

Nah. It’s “Die” backwards, they’re just trying to be tricky.


40 posted on 10/11/2007 1:20:16 PM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: stellag
This...makes no sense. More people have died in the name of Jesus Christ than in any other name in recorded history.

Wrong premise.

120,000,000 in the 20th century ALONE by atheistic dictators...this is not counting the islamic invasions, the barbarians, Persians, Egyptians etc.

41 posted on 10/11/2007 2:08:25 PM PDT by woollyone (Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities- Ayn Rand)
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To: stellag

Since Oct 11, 2007
...welcome to freerepublic troll.


42 posted on 10/11/2007 2:10:22 PM PDT by woollyone (Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities- Ayn Rand)
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To: waimea.man

Make that politically correct. LOL


43 posted on 10/12/2007 5:03:37 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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