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 TlaibIlhan Omar edits headline of New York Post article slamming the Squad: 'There, fixed it for you' Trump urges Sanders supporters to join GOP after senator suspends campaign Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus 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 OmarIlhan Omar edits headline of New York Post article slamming the Squad: 'There, fixed it for you' Trump urges Sanders supporters to join GOP after senator suspends campaign Texas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill 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 BlasioLabor Department vows to protect workers who report unsafe conditions Former CDC head: New York death toll might be 80 percent lower if social distancing was enacted 2 weeks earlier New York City auctioned off extra ventilators due to cost of maintenance: report 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 ClintonThe two infectious diseases spreading across America Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left 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 TrudeauCustoms to seize exports of masks and gloves amid coronavirus pandemic COVID is a very different kind of crisis politically Canadian province leader 'infuriated' Trump blocking medical exports despite 9/11 help 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.”