The Minnesota Muslim community wishes everyone a blessed Eid!
The White House released the following statement by the President on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr. The Minnesota Muslim community appreciates President Obama’s end of Ramadan greetings and his strong message of support.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2012
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr
Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr. For Muslims, Ramadan has been a time of fasting, prayer and spiritual renewal. These past four weeks have also been a time to serve the less fortunate -- a reminder of the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other.
In the United States, Eid-al-Fitr speaks to the truth that communities of faith -- including Muslim Americans -- enrich our national life, strengthen our democracy and uphold our freedoms, including the freedom of religion. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, in the United States and around the world, in protecting and advancing this universal human right.
On behalf of the American people, we congratulate Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world on this joyous day. Eid Mubarak.
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