US President Barack Obama on Tuesday marked the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan by renewing his support for the “Arab Spring” movement against repressive regimes.
AFP “This year, many have observed the month while courageously persevering in their efforts to secure basic necessities and fundamental freedoms,” he said in a statement released during a one-day trip to Minneapolis.
“The United States will continue to stand with them and for the dignity and rights of all people, whether a hungry child in the Horn of Africa or a young person demanding freedom in the Middle East and North Africa,” he said.
His comments came in a statement to Muslims in the United States and around the world on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the three-day feast at the end of Ramadan.
“As Ramadan comes to an end, we send our best wishes for a blessed holiday to Muslim communities around the world. Eid Mubarak,” he said.