Source: Kerry Edwards Campaign Press Release
On October 23, 2004 The Kerry Edwards Campaign issued a press release with a statement concerning Kerry's thoughts on the Muslim Holy Day, Ramadan. The Kerry campaign was reported saying that, "freedom of religion is a founding principle of our nation. American society and democracy are stronger when we welcome people of all faiths and traditions. America needs people of goodwill, and conscience, to come together and promote peace, as Islam teaches. True understanding and real progress can only come about when we are all willing to look beyond our differences and embrace our common humanity."