President Bush Issues Eid Greeting

November 24, 2003

Source: The White House

On November 24, 2003 The White House issued President George Bush's Greeting to Muslims on Eid al-Fitr. The text reads, in part: "Islam is a religion that inspires its followers to lead lives based on justice, compassion, and personal responsibility.

During this joyful season, I encourage people of all faiths to reflect on our shared values: love of family, gratitude to God, a commitment to religious freedom, and respect for the diversity that adds to our Nation's strength. By working together to advance peace and mutual understanding, we help build a future of promise and compassion for all."