Muslims make Canada strong, open and inclusive place: PM Justin Trudeau message on Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA – Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in the video message said, “Muslim Canadians make enormous contributions to our country and help make Canada the strong, open and inclusive place it is today”

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau through a video message, on May 26 wished Ramadan to Muslims in Canada and around the world. Talking about Ramadan, he said it reminds us to appreciate our blessings and to put the needs of others before our own. He also talked about the contributions made by Canadian Muslims in making the country great.

Starting his video from Assalamu Alaikum, Justin Trudeau said, ” This week Muslims in Canada and around the world mark the beginning of Ramadan. People will gather in mosques and homes with family and friends to observe this holy month. Everywhere it’s celebrated, Ramadan reminds us to appreciate our many blessings, give back to our communities and put the needs of others before our own”.

He added, “This year, as we mark Canada’s 150 birth anniversary let’s celebrate the many traditions, cultures and beliefs that make our country such a great place to live. Muslim Canadians make enormous contributions to our country and help make Canada the strong, open and inclusive place it is today. On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all Muslims a happy Ramadan”. He signed off saying, ‘Ramadan Mubarak’.

A few days back, Canda Post issued an Eid stamp that read “Eid Mubarak”. This stamp was designed by Doreen Colonello and Erin Enns and Colour Innovations printed it.

US President Donald Trump also issued a statement wishing Ramadan. But his was a bit different, as he wished Muslims Ramadan on “behalf of American people”. The starting of the statement read, “On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan.

His statement also read, “This year the ‘holiday’ begins as the world mourns the innocent victims of barbaric terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Egypt, acts of depravity that are directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan”

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