A ceremony has been organized at the White House in the US on Monday on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. During this, US President Joe Biden said that Muslims around the world are becoming victims of violence. The event was attended by many celebrities including First Lady Jill Biden, Pakistani singer and musician Arroz Aftab, and Imam of Masjid Muhammad Dr. Talib M.
Biden said he has appointed the first Muslim to serve as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. This is necessary because today all over the world we are seeing that many Muslims are being targeted by violence. No one should be harassed for their religious beliefs.
He said, ‘Today, we also remember people who are unable to celebrate this holy day. These include Uighurs and Rohingyas and all those who are facing famine, violence, conflict, and disease.
Biden said that the world is changing a little. People in Yemen were allowed to honor Ramadan and celebrate Eid peacefully for the first time in six years, but we have to admit that there is much work to be done.
Muslims are strengthening our nation America every day, while they themselves face real challenges and threats to society, including targeted violence and Islamophobia.
Biden said that we are the only nation in the entire history of the world that is not organized on the basis of any religion, race, ethnicity, or geography, but on the basis of one idea.
Biden tweeted: “Jill and I are honored to host the Eid al-Fitr reception at the White House tonight. Best wishes to everyone celebrating around the world.”
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris also extended her best wishes to the people on the occasion. He tweeted, ‘Eid Mubarak to all of you on behalf of our family.’