Monday, August 01, 2011

Liberal Party Statement on the Month of Ramadan

Just interesting:

Today Canadians of the Muslim faith start observing the holy month of Ramadan, commemorating the moment when the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed (p.b.u.h.).

As Muslims here and around the world fast during the daylight hours they will contemplate the values of patience, modesty, and spirituality. These values are important to all Canadians and help us think of what brings us together as a country which prizes its cultural and religious diversity.”

Liberal Multiculturalism Critic Jim Karygiannis continued:

“A multicultural society offers the opportunity to share one’s culture and faith. Ramadan offers a unique opportunity for Muslim Canadians to share the tenets of their faith with their fellow Canadians. This sharing helps to bring understanding and acceptance of what makes each of us unique. It also helps to strengthen the ties which make us Canadian.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus we extend greeting to all Muslim Canadians.

Ramadan Mubarak!”