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President Obama issues statement for end of Ramadan

Catholic World News - August 09, 2013

President Barack Obama has issued a statement commemorating Eid al-Fitr, the conclusion of the month of Ramadan.

“During the past month, Muslims have honored their faith through prayer and service, fasting and time spent with loved ones,” he said in his August 7 statement. “Many of us have had the opportunity to break fast with our Muslim friends and colleagues—a tradition that reminds us to be grateful for our blessings and to show compassion to the less fortunate among us, including millions of Syrians who spent Ramadan displaced from their homes, their families, and their loved ones.”

“For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration,” the president continued. “Eid Mubarak” [a blessed Eid].

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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 10, 2013 4:12 PM ET USA

    This is the guy who said, "Thank you Planned Parenthood and God Bless you" to Planned Parenthood, is ultimately responsible for the actions of his administration (spying on his own people, demanding Catholic hospitals to conduct abortion, etc), the continuation of the war in Afghanistan (that will return to Islamic terrorism after we depart), the assault on the Church, etc, etc. Where is his "charity" - where is his defense of all Americans (born and unborn)?

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Aug. 09, 2013 11:05 PM ET USA

    Come on,people,show a bit of common and dare I say,Christian charity.

  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 09, 2013 1:17 PM ET USA

    Less than 1% of the U.S. population sure does receive an inordinate amount of this president's notice.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Aug. 09, 2013 8:37 AM ET USA

    This fellow is going out of his way to prove right-wing cranks correct when they allege he is a Muslim. Personally, I'm revolted by all his bowing, scraping, and excusing aimed at Islam.

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