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Obama sends Muslims greeting on end of holy month

Obama sends Muslims greeting on end of holy month

President Barack Obama is sending best wishes to Muslims worldwide as they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of fasting and prayer known as Ramadan.
Obama also appealed for donations for victims of devastating floods in Pakistan.
This year's holiday falls on Saturday's Sept. 11 anniversary during a time of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States over plans for a mosque and Islamic cultural center near ground zero. A Florida pastor is threatening to burn copies of the Muslim holy book on Saturday.
Obama said the Muslim holiday is a time to reflect on the importance of religious tolerance and to honor the positive role all religions have played in American life.


Updated : 2020-11-30 19:39 GMT+08:00