Barack Obama Extends Ramadan Wishes With Praise For Islam
US President, Barack Obama, has wished good luck to the Muslims around the globe on Friday, as they are all set to initiate the preparations for fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
According to the US President, he still wishes to put the relations between the US and Muslim countries back into place. He had ignited off this effort while he was delivering a major speech in Cairo during June 2009, which had been meant exclusively for those follow the religion of Islam.
"These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings," Barack Obama had told during a video message which has been posted on the White House's official website.
According to the US President, the US will not put an end for isolating the violent extremists. He also added that US is also looking into to empower Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He stressed that US will also be "responsibly ending the war in Iraq".
"America will always stand for the universal rights of all people to speak their mind, practice their religion, contribute fully to society and have confidence in the rule of law," Barack Obama said.
Former US George W. Bush has also extended wishes to all those who follow Islam on the eve of the beginning of Ramadan fasting.