Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Eid-ul-Adha

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
November 17, 2010


Today, I extend my warm wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world who have just completed the Hajj, and to Muslims everywhere who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, the “Feast of Sacrifice.”

On Eid, Muslims commemorate the prophet Abraham’s devotion to God and willingness to sacrifice his son, and distribute food to those in need – a reminder of the shared values and common roots of the world's major religions.

I extend my best wishes in particular to the members of the UN community who are celebrating these important occasions. Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabrour.


PRN: 2010/281