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President Obama commemorates ‘blessed day’ at end of Ramadan

Catholic World News - September 10, 2010

President Barack Obama issued a statement on September 9 commemorating Eid ul-Fitr, the conclusion of Ramadan.

“Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of a holy month of fasting and prayer,” he said. “It is a time of self-reflection focusing on the values that Muslims and people of all faiths share-- charity, community, cooperation and compassion.” In an indirect reference to the planned burning of the Qu’ran in Florida, he added, “This year’s Eid is also an occasion to reflect on the importance of religious tolerance and to recognize the positive role that religious communities of all faiths, including Muslims, have played in American life.”

“On behalf of the American people, we congratulate Muslims in the United States and around the world on this blessed day.” President Obama concluded with the words “Eid Mubarak”-- a traditional Muslim greeting for the day.

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  • Posted by: imanxufan9901 - Sep. 11, 2010 12:02 PM ET USA

    I'm sort of tired listening to what he has to say. 1/20/2013 Obamas last day!

  • Posted by: Pro Deo et Hibernia - Sep. 10, 2010 8:24 PM ET USA

    That's odd...the President finds time to commemorate Eid but struggles to make it to church beyond Christmas and Easter...and he wonders why some people doubt his Christianity....let's pray for him daily.

  • Posted by: Salome - Sep. 10, 2010 6:55 PM ET USA

    And perhaps a time to reflect on religious tolerance (or the absence thereof) in places like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. And that's just for starters.

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