US President greets Muslims on RamadanJuly 9, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The US President Barak Obama has extended best wishes to the Muslims around the world at the start of the sacred month of Ramadan. He said the month also reminds that freedom, dignity and opportunity were the undeniable rights of all mankind,” the message by the President and the US first lady Michelle Obama said. “We reflect on these universal values at a time when many citizens across the Middle East and North Africa continue to strive for these basic rights and as millions of refugees mark Ramadan far from their homes.”
He said the United States stands with those who were working to build a world where all people can write their own future and practice their faith freely, without fear of violence.
“For the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time for thoughtful reflection, fasting and devotion. He said it was also an opportunity for family and friends to come together and celebrate the principles that bind people of different faiths – a commitment to peace, justice, equality and compassion towards our fellow human beings. “I wish Muslims across America and around the world a month blessed with the joys of family, peace and understanding Ramadan Kareem,” the President said.