Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 11, 2003

Source: Office of the Press Secretary


On February 11, 2003 the Office of the Press Secretary issued a press release by President Bush stating that "I send greetings to Muslims in the United States and around the world as you celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday... The Qur'an teaches that the sacred feast of Eid al-Adha is a time for Muslims to join family and friends in thanking the Almighty for His many blessings and to reflect on the great sacrifice and devotion of Abraham. During this festive celebration, peace-loving people around the world, including millions of American Muslims, honor Abraham's example by sharing love and demonstrating compassion for those in need."