This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
“At this time of year Muslim communities across the globe with be celebrating Eid al-Adha and will be sharing their celebrations with friends and family.
The festival marks the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, one of the pillars of the Muslim faith. I am proud of the fact that the British government has sent a British Hajj delegation to Saudi Arabia to provide consular assistance to British hajjis. Eid-ul-Adha also commemorates the sacrifice of the prophet Abraham. It is a fitting opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate the common ground between faiths and look to what unites rather than divides us.