Thursday, September 9, 2010

President Obama Offers Ramadan Greetings

 In recognition of the first day of Ramadan, President Obama issued a statement wishing Muslims in America and around the world a Happy Ramadan.  In his letter, the President spoke to what he feels Ramadan represents in America.
"Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.  And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country," said the President.
"ISNA thanks the Administration for continuing to engage with the Muslim community and share the positive contributions of Muslims with the rest of the America,"  said ISNA President Dr. Ingrid Mattson." 
ISNA Vice President Imam Mohamed Magid will join Dr. Mattson today, Friday August 13, for an iftar hosted by President Obama and his family at the White House. 
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also issued a statement of Ramadan greetings and will host an iftar at the State Department for Muslim leaders and community members from across the nation.
To read the full statement written by President Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, please visit theWhite House and Department of State websites. 

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