President Obama issues statement on Ramadan

VINCENT KESSLER REUTERS A boy takes part in prayers at Strasbourg’s new Grand Mosque, August 1, 2011. The mosque, which … Continued

VINCENT KESSLER

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A boy takes part in prayers at Strasbourg’s new Grand Mosque, August 1, 2011. The mosque, which opened on Monday, held its first prayers to mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

President Obama released a statement Monday marking Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. The president also noted that he will again host a traditional iftar, a breaking of the fast that occurs after sunset.

In the video below, President Obama participates in a 2010 iftar:


More On Faith:

AltMuslimah: Ramadan etiquette guide

Photo Gallery: Ramadan around the world

About

Elizabeth Tenety Elizabeth Tenety is the former editor of On Faith, where she produced "Divine Impulses," On Faith’s video interview series. She studied Theology and Government at Georgetown University and received her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. A New York native, Elizabeth grew up in the home of Catholic news junkies where, somewhere in between watching the nightly news and participating in parish life, she learned to ponder both the superficial and the sacred.
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