Obama wishes Muslims a happy Ramadan

18 Jun, 2015 12:15 pm

WASHINGTON (Webdesk)  – US President Obama marked the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday, offering his “warmest greetings” to those celebrating in the United States and abroad.

In a statement US president said: “Muslims honor each day of Ramadan as a day of patient endurance through fasting, and each night as a night of gratitude through prayers,” adding that it is a time to reinforce faith, compassion and forgiveness, and perseverance through adversity.”

The president added that during Ramadan, “Muslims around the globe reach out to assist those afflicted by conflict, hunger, poverty and disease,” a nod to the violent conflict raging in the Middle East.

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