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Obama sends Eid message to world's Muslims

US president and his wife extend 'warmest wishes' as Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr

Obama sends Eid message to world's Muslims
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. (Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama has issued a message to Muslims around the world on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.

In a statement posted on the website of the White House, the US leader said: "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 the 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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omar 8 years ago

I want to wish the entire muslim community a peaceful Eid a day of joy. i also want to pray for peace for the entire human race and all God believing people to unite as One because their is only One God and one human race.