Tuesday, August 21, 2012

White House Greetings Issued For Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, was celebrated by Muslims this past Sunday.  Last Saturday President Obama issued a statement (full text) extending warm wishes from himself and Michelle to Muslim communities in the U.S. and around the world as they celebrated the Eid.  He said in part: "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."