On December 17th, those
in charge of the Empire
State Building “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.”
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.
next? Will One World Trade Center light up in honor of Saudi Arabia some night