Obama extends Eid greetings to Muslim community

Published: October 26, 2012

The US president also congratulates millions of pilgrims who are performing Hajj. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama extended his warm wishes on the eve of Eidul Azha to Muslims in the United States and around the world.

A statement issued by the White House read, “Michelle and I extend our best wishes for a joyful Eidul Azha to Muslims in the United States and around the world.”

“We also congratulate the millions of peaceful pilgrims who are performing the Hajj, including thousands of American Muslims,” it added.

The American president said that Muslim communities join members of many faiths to help the disadvantaged. He said that on the occasion of Eidul Azha, Muslim communities continue this practice by distributing food to the needy.

“Such acts of compassion underscore the shared values of the Abrahamic religions and people of all faiths,” he said.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Bilal
    Oct 26, 2012 - 9:54PM

    Khair Mubarak president sahab

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  • usman786
    Oct 26, 2012 - 10:46PM

    Khair Mubarik. Good luck for elections. ( The devil u know is better than the one you donot know) ;-)

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  • nomi
    Oct 26, 2012 - 11:31PM

    Oh no, here comes another invasion!

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  • Cynical
    Oct 26, 2012 - 11:51PM

    He didn’t have a choice. He knows the power of ummah.

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  • ZIAIDU urf Zaid Hamid
    Oct 27, 2012 - 5:02PM

    Much similer to decorating,feeding & cleaning a BAKRA before the QURBANI…IMRAN KHAN LIKES IT…Don’t believe …Read this…”Pakistanis get sacrificed everyday, says Imran Khan on Eidul Azha”

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