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PM's message for Eid ul Fitr

Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his best wishes to all Muslim families in the UK and around the world as they celebrate Eid.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Mr Cameron said that “peace, forgiveness and unity” are the spirit of Eid.

The PM said:

I want to send all Muslim families in the United Kingdom and around the world my best wishes for this very special time of Eid.

The ending of the Holy month of Ramadan is a joyous time as families and friends join to together in celebration. This year many of you will come together to contemplate the appalling scenes we have witnessed on our streets and how our communities have been affected. Community spirit however remains strong in this country. I was particularly moved by the scenes of a united community coming together in Birmingham, not only to mourn the deaths of three young friends, but also to issue a strong message of unity and cohesion with people of other faiths.

Peace, forgiveness and unity are the spirit of Eid. They are important messages now and will remain so long into the future.

I wish you all a very happy and peaceful Eid ul Fitr.

Eid Mubarak.

Published 29 August 2011