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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's
Eid-ul-Fitr Message (Video - 2009)

Here is the transcript of the Secretary's remarks:
"Hello, and Eid Mubarak. I'm delighted to celebrate the end of Ramadan by wishing all of you a happy Eid. In 1996, my husband and I were privileged to host the first ever White House Eid celebration, which has now become a tradition. And this year, I hosted an Iftar at the State Department, with Muslims and non-Muslims attending. We hope that reinforces every year that all faiths have a home here in the United States.
For Muslims all over the world, Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of a holy month of fasting and prayer. This time of self-reflection reminds us that the values of Islam - charity, community, cooperation, compassion - are values which we hold dear as Americans and which have contributed so much to American culture.

As President Obama said in Cairo, the United States seeks a new beginning with Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect. We know there is more that unites peoples of faith than divides us. So as Ramadan draws to a close, let us hold on to that spirit of community throughout the year to achieve our common goals of peace, prosperity, and stability. And I wish all of you a very happy year as well. Thank you."

Visit the State Department's Blog for transcript translations in these languages: Arabic, Indonesia, Chinese, Dari, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Malay, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, & Urdu

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naeem khan from California, US
07:41 08/29/2011
it is a blessing to know that as a president you have reach across all borders
mohamed from Kentucky, US
08:00 09/10/2010
assalamo alaikom aid mobarak said
09:05 09/09/2010
Thank you Mr. president for the wonderful Idil=fitr message.I pray all dearing muslims will take part in bringing global peace to the world
Said Hajem from New York, US
19:56 09/08/2010
thank you Mr president. ramadan karim and Eid said.
lucinda smith from Massachusetts, US
13:52 09/08/2010
thanks President Barack Hussein Obabma. Keep reaching out!
Mohammad Rafi Yaqub
19:07 09/05/2010
Mr. President, Your message was perfect and timely. Definitley, your assurance to the Muslims world especially to the American Muslims was needed to be heard by them and join their forces with you to work for the dignity of mankind. Allah Bless you, Mohammad Rafi Yaqub
Sikandar rahman from Pakistan
13:25 08/29/2010
Asalam-o-alykum........ Mr President Obama thanks Your kindness speech about Ramadan Greeting for Muslim................ Ramadan is a Mercifull Month for humanity aswell for Muslim. this Month Is blessing for Us.............. I am a Muslim and happy for Ramadan Month! ''we are Proud for U'' I am very happy Your speech for Greeting Ramadan.............. God bless u Your famly & US People and Give u all cheer Of Life........... thanks
Sheikha Ibrahim from Kenya
09:04 08/29/2010
Shukran Mr.President May the Almighty Allah bless you and your family and the people of America.
12:26 08/26/2010
dear president Obama thank you for your attitude towards moslims you are the person who has the wisdom and gust to rull a big nation i respect you and trust you alot may .Allah bless you
kamel halimi from Algeria
06:24 08/24/2010
alahoma inaka afoun fa aafou ana

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