Thursday, October 11, 2007

And Speaking of 'Ridiculous'

"Thursday October 11- 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." [h/t]

And why not? They light the Empire State Building up green for St. Patrick's Day, don't they? And like the Irish, the Islamists have done so much to build up the city....;

Uh-- um... let's try that again.

And why not? They light up the Empire State with red, white and green for Columbus Day, don't they? And like the Italians the Moslems have contributed so much life and liveliness to New York--


And why not? They light up the Empire State with blue and white for Hanukkah, don't they? And given the Jewish people's astonishing contributions to the rule of justice in law---


Wait, wait. I got it.

And why not? They lit the Empire State up with lucky clover green for one of those big Lotto drawings once, didn't they? And isn't life just a crapshoot after all? I mean you just never know when someone might crash a jet into a building and murder your friends and family, right? So what the heck! Go green for the end Ramadan! Eat up for Eid, America!

And remember, that feast could be your last meal ever.


Anonymous said...

Good point. Well stated. Obvious point, really, but, not for some. Are you sure it's not a joke? Please tell me it is!!!!

Anonymous said...

What? How can you say that you think it is a little weird to have one New York skyscraper honoring Muslims, when there are a couple of other New York skyscrapers, conspicuous by their absence, which were, uh, destroyed by certain Muslim fanatics. And the Muslim community, such as CAIR, is doing little to speak out against terrorism.

Um, that's not it...

I mean, its not like the families of those murdered on 9/11 would be offended by something like this, or anything.

Er, that's not it either...

How about,

I guess I have to agree with you 100%, it is ridiculous!

God bless those who lost loved ones on 9/11, and all those who gave their lives, on 9/11 and on other days, in the fight against global terror!!