White House forgoes Iftar for first time in two decades

White House forgoes Iftar for first time in two decades

“On this year’s Eid, I wish for the continued joy in the upcoming years because I had to face problems after the natural disaster of 2015 and the condition has eased this year and I prayed for the coming days like of now”, Arwaj Alam a teenage prayer in the Jame Masjid said.

It read: “Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity”.

“The community spirit I felt at Ramadan food banks in Montreal and Toronto reminds us all – no matter our backgrounds, we’re in this together”, he writes, spreading an important message of inclusivity.

“Upon the arrival of a new crescent moon, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the United States and around the globe”. This is odd as well because USA secretaries of state have been hosting Iftar dinners every year since 1999. It was reinitiated by Hillary Clinton when she was the First Lady in 1996.

Governor Justice (Rtd) P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and opposition leader in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala extended Eid-ul-fitr greetings to Muslims across the state.

The “Eid Mubarak” message came from Donald and Melania Trump.

The dinners are typically attended by the president and his family, members of Congress, state dignitaries and prominent members of the Muslim community. And the list keeps on growing, with the latest addition being turning a major blind eye towards the White House’s decades-old Eid-al-Fitr iftar tradition. People all around the world are celebrating the festival with zeal and enthusiasm.

The president did issue an empty statement as a hollow gesture to celebrate the end of Ramadan. He mentioned about the United Kingdom terror attacks in the statement, which was strongly criticized by many in the Muslim community. “Such acts only steel our resolve to defeat the terrorists and their perverted ideology”.