Saturday, October 13, 2007

It's not easy being green

By Libby

I'm rather astounded by the outrage over the Empire State Building using green lights to commerorate the conclusion of Ramadan. I mean get a grip people. This is New York City we're talking about. The locals walk past the place without noticing it. It's a tradition among the natives to ignore the tourist attractions.

The tourists themselves, will likely not get the significance. It's just lit up green, it doesn't spell out Happy Eid or anything, and most will probably assume it's always lit up that way. Beyond that I would think that if any Muslims actually noticed and got the significane, it would only help with that hearts and minds thing I hear is so important in the fight against terrorism. Have the wingers really become so trivial that a few green light bulbs require a call to arms? Just crazy.

Meanwhile, Mona notices an additional complaint that also struck me as almost amusing.

At West Point, where Army officials have followed Quantico's lead and set up their own mosque for Muslim cadets.

So we're fighting them there, so we don't have to fight them here, except when we enlist them to fight here. Quick, somebody call Glenn Beck to get to the bottom of this.

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