NEW YORK: US President Barack Obama and Michelle wished to the Muslim communities on the occasion of Eid0ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims.
In the statement, the US President said, “Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.”
He added: “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-ul-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, he added.
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, he mentioned in the statement.
He said, “On behalf of the American people, we congratulate Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world on this joyous day. Eid Mubarak.”
BDST: 1740 HRS, AUG 19, 2012
Edited by: M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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