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Prime Minister Trudeau's message on Eid al-Fitr


May 1, 2022

Assalamu alaykum.

Tonight at sundown, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate the traditions of Eid al-Fitr and mark the end of Ramadan.

Ramadan is such an important time for the Muslim community.

And after a month of prayer, fasting, and giving back, Eid is a time for community and celebration.

This Ramadan, I had the pleasure of hosting an iftar in Ottawa and spending time with the Muslim community in Cambridge.

We spoke about what this month means for Muslims and how special it was to be able to come together again at your mosques for prayer and at community centres with friends and family.

I also heard about your concerns and your fears.

Fears that islamophobia continues to be on the rise.

But I also heard about your resilience, and your optimism.

Canada is a diverse country – and everyone should feel safe.

My friends, it’s our shared responsibility to make that a reality.

Muslim Canadians make tremendous contributions to Canada’s national fabric, and today, we celebrate those contributions.

So on behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish you all a joyful Eid.

Eid Mubarak!

Justin Trudeau

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