Donald Trump wishes ‘Ramadan Kareem’; hosts iftar dinner
U.S. President Donald Trump held an Iftar dinner at White House on May 13. He also wished ‘Ramadan Kareem’ to all Muslims around the world.
U.S. President Donald Trump held an Iftar dinner at White House on May 13 where ambassadors and diplomats representing Muslim-majority nations attended the party. The president also wished ‘Ramadan Kareem’ to all Muslims around the world.
He said that Ramadan is a “time of charity, of giving and service to our fellow citizens, time to draw closer to families, neighbours and communities. It is a time when people join forces in persuade of hope, tolerance, and peace.”
Citing the attacks on Muslims in New Zealand, Christians in Sri Lanka and Jews in California and Pittsburgh, Trump said that people of all faiths have gone through a rough period.
He said, “In their blessed memories, we resolve to defeat the evils of terrorism and religious persecution so that all people can worship without fear, pray without danger and live by the faith that flows from their heart.”
During the month of Ramadan, Muslim followers keep fast from sunrise to sunset and they break the day-long fast with the iftar dinner. This is not the first time Trump hosted an iftar dinner. Last year too he held an iftar dinner. This tradition of hosting dinner started in 1996 when Hillary Clinton, the First Lady hosted a Ramadan Eid celebration dinner and since then the tradition has been going on.
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