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Posted: 10/10/2007 2:25:46 PM EST
www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=071010191023.zonyv389&show_article=1


Empire State Building to go green for Muslim holiday

Oct 10 03:10 PM US/Eastern


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.




Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:27:54 PM EST
Take me now.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:28:53 PM EST
Are they gonna go red and green for Christmas?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:29:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:29:51 PM EST
Are you sure green isn't code for "explosives"?

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:30:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 2:34:51 PM EST by thebeekeeper1]
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Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:31:16 PM EST
Wonder how politically correct they'll feel when the Empire State Building looks like the Twin Towers.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:32:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:32:18 PM EST
IBTL
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:32:43 PM EST
Are you fuckin kidding me? This shit goes down in New York?! Has New York forgotten SEPTEMBER 11, 2001?!!

"Oh, we'll show compassion to them so they don't get mad at us anymore"

What the fuck?!!
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:33:19 PM EST
Um, they also made it green in honor of that fella who came up with the Popeye comic series. I wouldn't waste too much energy on this issue.



Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:34:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By JHMC79:


edit your post before you get banned
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:34:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 2:35:29 PM EST by qualityhardware]


and

IBTL
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:36:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:37:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:39:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR-10:
Wonder how politically correct they'll feel when the Empire State Building looks like the Twin Towers.

Could that even happen? I'm sure that at this point, there's no interest in doing harm to anyone else in NYC.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:40:44 PM EST
So is this what our boys are dying for in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:43:39 PM EST
Hey,

Lemme get this straight..

There are around 2 million Muslims in America.

There are around 6 million Buddhists in America.

So...three times as many Buddhists yet no special occasion lighting for them?

Kevin ""
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:48:22 PM EST
This is only the begining......of the end.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:49:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Hey,

Lemme get this straight..

There are around 2 million Muslims in America.

There are around 6 million Buddhists in America.

So...three times as many Buddhists yet no special occasion lighting for them?

Kevin ""


Oct 10 03:10 PM US/Eastern


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.

Umm...
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:51:03 PM EST
Cant believe this kind of thing surprises you guys anymore...


I've lost hope in people for a while now. Only the most heinous violent acts against people/children get to me now.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:51:55 PM EST
You guys are not being tolerant.

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:53:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 2:54:52 PM EST by thebeekeeper1]
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Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:53:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By tyman:
Cant believe this kind of thing surprises you guys anymore...


I've lost hope in people for a while now. Only the most heinous violent acts against people/children get to me now.


Normally it doesn't, until its something like this. It just raises the bar.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:54:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:55:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

"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.


Does anyone know if the Empire State Building is privately owned? If so, and I'm guessing it is, the owner(s) have the right to shine whatever colored lights they want on their building in honor of <whatever the hell> they want, right? So many here rant about "rights"--then want to complain about someone else exercising their rights on a building they own?? Incredible.

My wife wants to decorate our house for Halloween this month. Anyone gonna rant about that?


Not if unless it's offensive to anyone who felt violated when we were attacked oh, about six years ago.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:56:28 PM EST


I can't wait for the "Freedom Tower" when it's finished at the site of the WTC to be lit up green to "honor" Islam too.


Oh joy - how tolerant and good we are as we bow our heads to the very cause driving our own destruction.


Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:57:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 2:57:32 PM EST
Honestly, so what?

If they were doing it for Osama's birthday, then maybe I might get pissed off.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:00:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
My wife wants to decorate our house for Halloween this month. Anyone gonna rant about that?


Commie.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:01:21 PM EST
"everything I needed to learn about..."


We have become so accomodating....and complicit where does it end?....Our extinction?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:02:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 3:02:59 PM EST by 70satvert]


I guess I dont think like people from Maryland

Nevermind.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:02:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:03:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By 70satvert:

Originally Posted By tyman:
Cant believe this kind of thing surprises you guys anymore...


I've lost hope in people for a while now. Only the most heinous violent acts against people/children get to me now.


Normally it doesn't, until its something like this. It just raises the bar.


Eh, the pandering of a nation to another group of people doesnt surprise me.

Remember post-WW1 and pre-WW2 how we appeased another certain someone so he wouldnt do anything to others? We know how that worked out.
Appeasement simply does not work.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:03:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 3:04:57 PM EST by 70satvert]
No I dont believe that, nor was I trying to imply that. It sure as hell seems to be the root cause for a lot of trouble though.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:03:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By JHMC79:
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Looks like BK1 is going to finish cleaning house on the 2001 recruits. I guess the muslim sympathies will continue.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:03:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By 0ldGuy:
"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.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:06:14 PM EST
What do the Jehovah's have to say on this?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:07:39 PM EST
The problem with it that I have is that it is honering a religion who THOUSANDS of extremists have declared jihad in the name of. The fact that its not too far from where a heinous act of "Islamic jihad" was carried out just a few years ago is slap in the face.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:10:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 3:10:28 PM EST by tyman]

Originally Posted By 70satvert:
No I dont believe that, nor was I trying to imply that. It sure as hell seems to be the root cause for a lot of trouble though.


Oh, I was just going off on a tangent about how its stupid to pander to them.


And how pussified America has become that it doesnt surprise me that they would pander to them.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:11:33 PM EST
Red would probably be a more appropriate color.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:13:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:13:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By 70satvert:
Are you fuckin kidding me? This shit goes down in New York?! Has New York forgotten SEPTEMBER 11, 2001?!!

"Oh, we'll show compassion to them so they don't get mad at us anymore"

What the fuck?!!


Because EVERY Muslim is an America-hating terrorist.



Get over it. As long as they aren't being forced to for reasons of equality, what's the big fucking deal? Are you intolerant of other religions?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:17:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 3:22:31 PM EST by J_Smith]
According to the internet (it never lies you know), Peter L. Malkin currently owns the Empire State Building. He purchased it from Trump and some Japanese guy

New York City is a lost cause anyway. My unit used to get snide remarks from New Yorkers while deployed there conducting homeland security. Many New Yorkers have completely forgotten September 11th and HATE anyone active in deterring terrorism. After all - "Homeland Security" is just "Bush's Goon Squad" - just ask a a New Yorker. They're just as backwards as the pinko commies in Boston . These are the same people who elected Guliani and Bloomberg. I expect them to erect a statue of Bin Laden in due time as their patron saint.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A01EEDE1538F93AA25750C0A9649C8B63

Its tragic that Islam falls under a special protective status here on AR15.com. Too bad those "pesky Christian threads" get quickly locked or sent to the Religion Forum.

To think I worry about Hillary getting elected.... I should be more concerned with our culture rotting from the inside out - inside our own RKBA community.

Hopefully I haven't offended any trans-gender, Hindu, Green Party, Vegan AR15 rifle owners.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:22:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By 70satvert:
No I dont believe that, nor was I trying to imply that. It sure as hell seems to be the root cause for a lot of trouble though.


This is not the country "catering" or "pandering" to anyone. It is some guy who owns a building lighting his building up to honor whoever appreciates it--and those who do appreciate it are followers of the religion with the largest following in the world. He does it for Christians and he does the same for Jews.

To all--should we pass a law saying he can't light his building up in honor of religions? One religion in particular? Where does the fascism end? This is a PRIVATELY-OWNED building being lit up by its owner, and one who does the same for other religions. I don't think this is the country's Waterloo. Sheesh, get a grip. It is, after all, truly a first amendment issue--" . . . or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . ."


I guess I'm just an intollerant ass hole for finding that offensive. I'm not saying it should be illegal.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:22:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 3:23:17 PM EST by 70satvert]
Nevermind.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:23:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By J_Smith:
According to the internet (it never lies you know), Peter L. Malkin currently owns the Empire State Building. He purchased it from Trump and some Japanese guy

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A01EEDE1538F93AA25750C0A9649C8B63

Its tragic that Islam falls under a special protective status here on AR15.com. Too bad those "pesky Christian threads" get quickly locked or sent to the Religion Forum.

To think I worry about Hillary getting elected.... I should be more concerned with our culture rotting from the inside out - inside our own RKBA community.

Hopefully I haven't offended any trans-gender, Hindu, Green Party, Vegan AR15 rifle owners.


That has nothing to do with the conversation. Thanks for pointing out something irrelevant.
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:23:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:


To all--should we pass a law saying he can't light his building up in honor of religions? One religion in particular? Where does the fascism end? This is a PRIVATELY-OWNED building being lit up by its owner, and one who does the same for other religions. I don't think this is the country's Waterloo. Sheesh, get a grip. It is, after all, truly a first amendment issue--" . . . or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . ."


If thats the case and it probably is, then of course he can show the rest of the country how much of a jackass he is. No problem there!
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:24:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By FoxCharlieActual:

Originally Posted By 70satvert:
Are you fuckin kidding me? This shit goes down in New York?! Has New York forgotten SEPTEMBER 11, 2001?!!

"Oh, we'll show compassion to them so they don't get mad at us anymore"

What the fuck?!!


Because EVERY Muslim is an America-hating terrorist.



Get over it. As long as they aren't being forced to for reasons of equality, what's the big fucking deal? Are you intolerant of other religions?


I honestly can't believe that you as a New Yorker do not find this offensive
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:25:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 3:27:26 PM EST by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 3:25:46 PM EST
Will there be women stoned to death to mark the occaision??
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