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 TlaibBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Democrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' 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 OmarMeet the three Democrats who could lead foreign affairs in the House Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' 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 BlasioMacy's will still hold Thanksgiving Day Parade amid pandemic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday New York City to add COVID-19 checkpoints at bridges, crossings 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 ClintonGroups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's Valadao unseats Cox in election rematch 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 TrudeauTrudeau says Canadians will likely have to wait until 2021 for first doses of COVID-19 vaccine Toronto goes into lockdown as COVID-19 cases climb India's prime minister says Kamala Harris's 'success is a matter of great pride and inspiration' 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.”