Global political figures commemorate Eid al-Fitr
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International political figures, including the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, took to Twitter on Tuesday to commemorate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

“This will be the 1st Eid that I am away from my boys & family. I'll miss that rush of joy in the morning after prayer, everyone dressed in their very best clothes & kissing my Yama's forehead,” Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension Ayanna Pressley introduces extensive criminal justice reform resolution MORE (D-Mich.) tweeted Tuesday morning, referring to her mother. “Much love to all, and have a blessed day.”

 

 

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“Wishing everyone in Minnesota and around the world a Blessed Eid al-Fitr. May it be filled with love, gratitude and good food,” Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHillicon Valley: Progressives oppose funding bill over surveillance authority | Senators call for 5G security coordinator | Facebook gets questions over location tracking | Louisiana hit by ransomware attack Progressives oppose spending stopgap measure over surveillance authority extension Omar asks court to apply 'system of compassion' in sentencing man convicted of threatening her MORE (D-Minn.) tweeted. “And may peace reign on you on this blessed day.” Eid al-Fitr is typically marked by the feast that follows Ramadan, a period during which Muslims fast during daylight hours.

Non-Muslims also offered well wishes, with New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioDe Blasio knocks Bloomberg over stop and frisk apology Deval Patrick enters 2020 race De Blasio slams Bloomberg run for president: He 'epitomizes the status quo' MORE (D) tweeting “join me in wishing Muslim New Yorkers a day of joy and celebration of faith and family.”

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats ask judge for quick ruling on McGahn subpoena Hillary Clinton: 'Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency' The Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race MORE tweeted “Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan. May God grant peace, health, and prosperity;” while former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams tweeted “Eid Mubarak to our Muslim friends as the holy time of Ramadan concludes. I wish you a joyful Eid al-Fitr.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauA third-party Green candidate is greatest threat to Democrats Forget Greenland — Trump should offer statehood to these Canadian provinces How Justin Trudeau can make his second act a success MORE tweeted a video message in which he called the holiday “a chance to honor the values at the heart of Islam, from service and generosity to peace and compassion.”