US President Joe Biden on Tuesday wished Muslims in America and world wide, a really completely happy Ramadan, expressing his resolve to face up for the rights of Muslim communities across the globe.
In an announcement revealed on the official White Home web site, Biden conveyed greatest needs from him and his spouse, Jill Biden, for the Muslim group across the globe because the month of Ramadan begins within the US.
Biden’s message got here on the eve of the fasting month, when all Muslims within the nation carry out the primary Taraweeh prayers, or particular prayers carried out after the Isha prayer.
He began by recalling the tough 12 months America and different components of the world skilled as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
“On this pandemic, pals and family members can not but collect collectively in celebration and congregation, and much too many households will sit down for iftar with family members lacking,” he wrote.
He recognised the achievements of American Muslims, saying they “have enriched our nation since our founding”.
“They’re as various and vibrant because the America they’ve helped construct. Right this moment, Muslims are main in our efforts to battle COVID-19, taking part in a pioneering function in vaccine growth and serving as frontline well being care employees,” he stated.
“They’re creating jobs as entrepreneurs and enterprise homeowners, risking their lives as first responders, educating in our faculties, serving as devoted public servants throughout the nation, and taking part in a number one function in our ongoing battle for racial fairness and social justice,” added the US president.
Nonetheless, Biden recognised that American Muslims continued to be focused by hate crimes, bullying and bigotry. He stated these assaults are unsuitable, including that “they have to cease”.
“Nobody in America ought to ever reside in worry of expressing his or her religion. And my administration will work tirelessly to guard the rights and security of all folks,” he stated.
Biden stated he had, on his first day in workplace, ended the “shameful” Muslim ban and would proceed to face up for the rights of Muslims wherever on the planet.
The US president stated he and his spouse Jill had been wanting ahead to resuming the standard White Home Eid celebration in individual subsequent 12 months.