Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

Cameron Gross
June 26, 2017

But the White House yesterday broke with tradition by not hosting an Iftar dinner for the first time in two decades.

Since 1999, Secretary of States have hosted dinners to either break the fast during Ramadan, or mark Eid al-Fitr.

"On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and sisters, in India and overseas".

The White House has recognized Ramadan with an iftar or Eid celebration since former President Bill Clinton's administration began the tradition in 1996.

"For members of the Muslim community, Eid is about celebrating the special meaning of Islam in their lives".

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Muslims around the world joined together for faith and charity during the month of Ramadan, the White House said in a statement. "During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill". "If you ask Muslims who've fasted what it feels like to be hungry, they can tell you because we've lived it every day for the last 30 days", said Lisa Killinger, President of the Muslim Community of the Quad Cities.

Trump concluded the statement with the traditional Muslim greeting "Eid Mubarak" which means "blessed celebration" and is used only during the celebration of the important holiday.

A week after becoming president he issued a ban on travellers from several predominantly Muslim countries, which has been frozen by the USA courts after sparking global chaos and outrage.

During his first trip overseas, Trump, however, urged the leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries calling for unity in the fight against terrorism, in his address.

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