Commemorates Eid al-Adha
February 11, 2003
I send greetings to Muslims in the United States and around the world as you
celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday.
The Qur'an teaches that the sacred feast of Eid al-Adha is a time for Muslims
to join family and friends in thanking the Almighty for His many blessings and
to reflect on the great sacrifice and devotion of Abraham. During this festive
celebration, peace-loving people around the world, including millions of American
Muslims, honor Abraham's example by sharing love and demonstrating compassion
for those in need.
This year's celebration comes at a time when our world faces great challenges
and important opportunities. The United States remains committed to promoting
justice, tolerance, and understanding through-out the world, and we will continue
to work together with our Muslim friends and people of all faiths to build a
future of peace, freedom, and opportunity for all.
Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a joyous celebration.