It's Eid-al-Fitr, or Eid ul-Fitr, or Id-Ul-Fitr or عيد الفطر, or Eid: the end of Ramadan.
And the Empire State Building is lit up in green, to commemorate the time. It was green back on the the 9th, too, in honor of the New York Restoration Project and NYC Parks Department - Million Trees NYC.
Not that the Empire State Building lights up for just anything. Those lights are reserved for special occasions, like Christmas, Hanukkah, and New York winning the World Series.
All of which doesn't have much to do with the war on terror.
Except that I think it's enlightening to compare America, particularly the Big Apple, to a very Muslim country like Saudi Arabia.
- Saudi Airlines says the Kingdom doesn't permit "alcoholic beverages, pork and pork products, prohibited drugs.... Items and articles belonging to religions other than Islam are also prohibited."
- An American landmark that Muslims didn't destroy in New York City is lit in green to celebrate an Islamic holiday, a month and a half after the Muslim-American Day Parade - held 9/9 (two days before 9/11).
I hope that the Empire State Building shines greenly for St. Patrick's Day. Otherwise, there could be a lot of irate Irishmen!