Obama felicitates Muslims on Eid


US President Barack Obama on Thursday greeted the Muslims in the United States and around the world on the occasion of Eid.
“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. Eid Mubarak,” President Obama said in a message, released by the US embassy.
Obama recalled that at this year’s White House iftar, he was proud to spend time with some of the many American Muslims whose contributions enrich the US democracy and strengthen its economy.
He said during the past month, Muslims have honoured their faith through prayer and service, fasting and time spent with loved ones.
“Many of us have had the opportunity to breakfast 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.”
Obama said to help the many Syrians in need this Eid, the United States was providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing its humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $1 billion since the crisis began.