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Eid al-Fitr 2014: Prime Minister's message

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David Cameron has recorded a video message for Eid al-Fitr to wish Muslims in the UK and around the world "Eid Mubarak".

Eid al-Fitr 2014: David Cameron’s message

Video transcript

I want to send my best wishes to Muslims across the country and around the world celebrating Eid.

This Ramadan, British Muslims have shown what Islam is all about.

We’ve seen an inspiring amount of charity - with Muslims across the country giving what they can and giving up their own time for those less fortunate.

We’ve seen a commitment to contemplation - and Muslims have been putting themselves second as they pray, abstain and fast during the holy month.

Third, we’ve seen a dedication to community - and once again this year British Muslims have opened their doors to those of all backgrounds as part of the Big Iftar, breaking bread and breaking down barriers in mosques, in community centres, in parks – even at a synagogue in north London.

It’s been a challenging month – especially during those long summer days.

So it is fantastic to see so many British Muslims –and those of other faiths and none – come together to celebrate at this special time.

Once again, to everyone who is celebrating, Eid Mubarak.