Not one day – not twenty-four hours after the Chattanooga jihad mass murder – the symbol of American individualism, capitalism, and the capital of the world, the Empire State Building, one of the foremost symbols of American freedom, celebrated the Muslim “holiday” of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the most violent month of the year in the Islamic world, because Ramadan is the month in which Muslims renew their devotion to Allah, and violent jihad is a supreme act of devotion to Allah.
All told, 2,988 people were shot, burned, blown up, beheaded, or hacked to death in the cause of Islam during this “holy” month, with 3,696 wounded, beating last year’s savage human toll of 2,429, with 2,028 wounded. This is not political correctness; this is sharia adherence. Wherever your sympathies may lie, the idea that the Empire State Building would turn green for Eid not a day after five U.S. soldiers were murdered in cold blood in the cause of Islam on American soil is surrender. We have indeed been conquered.
Wouldn’t it have been appropriate and respectful for the owners of the Empire State Building, in honor of our fallen heroes, if they had to commemorate Eid at all, to drape the Empire State Building in red, white and blue? What “moderate Muslim,” what Muslim of conscience, would have or could have objected?
And while the Empire State Building lights up for Christmas, Easter, and Hanukkah, that is not the same as lighting up for Eid. The religions are not equivalent, and the holidays aren’t, either. Christians aren’t slaughtering people worldwide in the name of Jesus, and Jews aren’t slaughtering people worldwide in the name of HaShem. To reward those who are killing us is madness, or at very least, a massive willful blindness. Of course, not every Muslim is responsible for jihad attacks, but until Muslim communities in the U.S. start fighting actively against the jihad doctrine that justifies all this violence, Islam shouldn’t be celebrated.
Devout Muslims across the world, and most particularly those of the Islamic State (ISIS), have exhorted the Muslim faithful to behead and slaughter in the month of Ramadan. ISIS released a video promising that, according to Islamic scripture, “the reward for the good deed of jihad is doubled in the month of Ramadan.”