In the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that millions of Muslim Americans enrich our nation each day—serving in our government, leading scientific breakthroughs, generating jobs and caring for our neighbors in need. I have been honored to host an iftar dinner at the White House each of the past four years, and this year I look forward to welcoming Muslim Americans who are contributing to our country as entrepreneurs, activists and artists.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
President Sends Ramadan Greetings To Muslims In U.S. and Around the World
Yesterday the White House released a statement (full text) extending Ramadan greetings from the President and First Lady to Muslim communities in the U.S. and around the world. Ramadan begins today. The President said in part: