World Bulletin / News Desk
The U.S. welcomed the end of Ramadan on Thursday as millions of Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
“While Eid marks the end of Ramadan, it marks a new beginning for each individual – a reason to celebrate and express gratitude on this holiday,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.
On Friday, thousands of worshippers are expected to visit the Diyanet Center of America for morning prayers and a complimentary breakfast.
Still under construction, the center is home to an Ottoman-style mosque, Turkish hamam, cafeteria and Turkish cultural center. It is expected to be fully operation later this year.
And in New York, thousands of adherents are expected at area mosques.
“As Muslim Americans celebrate Eid across America, the holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs,” Obama said.
“Americans of all faiths and beliefs must stand together to protect our democracy and strengthen our country as a whole,” the American president added.Last Mod: 17 Temmuz 2015, 09:49