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  • Empire State Building to turn green for Eid

    10/11/2007 8:12:36 AM PDT · by mfnorman · 42 replies · 1,085+ views
    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,...
  • A Mission of Peace and Peril (Free Republic Mentioned)

    12/12/2005 10:28:25 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 22 replies · 1,055+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/12/05 | Stephanie Simon
    Michele Naar-Obed knows she will not stop the war in Iraq by walking the streets of Baghdad, unarmed and unguarded, calling for an end to the violence, but she considers it her duty to try. She is 49 years old, a mother, a wife, a pacifist who can't stand to be passive. Soldiers put their lives on the line for their country; she will risk hers too, in pursuit of peace. Four of her colleagues in the pacifist movement were kidnapped in Baghdad late last month. The men — fellow members of Christian Peacemaker Teams — have been threatened with...