Obama’s Eid greetings

As would seem becoming of a president, Obama issues statements for various religious occasions. Having somehow ended up on the list of people who receive religion-related White House news releases, I have found it interesting to read these messages (though they tend to be rather ordinary). Here is Barack and Michelle’s message on the occasion of Eid, the conclusion Ramadan.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2011

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

Michelle and I would like to send Eid greetings to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world. Ramadan has been a time for families and communities to share the happiness of coming together in intense devotion, reflection, and service. Millions all over the world have been inspired to honor their faith by reaching out to those less fortunate. This year, many have observed the month while courageously persevering in their efforts to secure basic necessities and fundamental freedoms. The United States will continue to stand with them and for the dignity and rights of all people, whether a hungry child in the Horn of Africa or a young person demanding freedom in the Middle East and North Africa.

As Ramadan comes to an end, we send our best wishes for a blessed holiday to Muslim communities around the world. Eid Mubarak.

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