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 TlaibLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Chris Wallace presses Stephen Miller on 'send her back' chant at Trump rally Trump campaign aide says president 'a compassionate man' and 'not a racist' 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 OmarLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Chris Wallace presses Stephen Miller on 'send her back' chant at Trump rally 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 BlasioDemocratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage The Hill's Campaign Report: Second debate lineups set up high-profile clash 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 ClintonGeorge Takei: US has hit a new low under Trump Democrats slam Puerto Rico governor over 'shameful' comments, back protesters Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' 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 TrudeauEU official in Canada says he feels 'at home' there because no one was shouting 'send him back' Trudeau rips Trump over attacks on Democratic lawmakers: 'That is not how we do things in Canada' Sarah Sanders hits Ocasio-Cortez over criticism of Ivanka Trump's G-20 appearance 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.”