Thursday, December 28, 2023

Empire State Building Lights Up In Honor Of Qatar


On December 17th, those in charge of the Empire State Building proudly announced on X: “Tonight from midnight until sunrise, we will shine in burgundy and white to celebrate Qatar National Day.” Qatar, via a 2016 purchase agreement, currently owns 9.9 percent of the iconic American structure. Nonetheless, this seems in particularly bad taste given the nation’s links to Hamas, the terrorist organization that slaughtered more than 1,000 Jews on October 7th.

Ismail Haniyeh and Khaled Mashal, two of Hamas’ top leaders, were caught on video gleefully watching reports of the Hamas massacres, and subsequently prostrating themselves in prayers of gratitude to Allah for the killing of the infidels. They were in a plush office in Doha, the capital of Qatar, at the time.

Moreover, Hamas’ Political Bureau has been located in Doha since 2012. Reuters recently reported that “a bipartisan group of 113 U.S. lawmakers” recently sent a letter to President Biden asking him to put pressure on countries who support Hamas-- including Qatar-- noting that “The country’s links to Hamas...are simply unacceptable.”

I dare say Americans are getting tired of hearing of the sale—of all or part—of American landmarks, companies, ports, farmland, and other properties. And the celebration of entities that despise us.

What’s next? Will One World Trade Center light up in honor of Saudi Arabia some night soon?

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