Barack and Michelle Obama greet Muslims on Eid-ul-Azha
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 21:45
  
Washington: US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle today greeted Muslims across the world on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, lauding their faith for setting a "powerful example" on how to work together to address common challenges.

"As our Muslim neighbours and friends gather for Eid celebrations, Muslim Americans are among the more than three million pilgrims joining one of the world's largest and most diverse gatherings, which serves as a reminder of the shared roots of the world's Abrahamic faiths," Obama said in a statement.

He said that Muslims around the world who are joining in offering their assistance to those suffering from hunger, disease and conflict to commemorate Eid, is a powerful example of the positive role that faith can play in motivating communities to work together to address shared challenges.

"On behalf of the American people, we extend our warmest greetings during this Hajj season. Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabrour," he said.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 21:45


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