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Sat Dec 30 23:41:41 CST 2006
the world as they celebrate the Eid al-Adha religious festival.
"Eid al-Adha is an important occasion to give thanks for their blessings and
to remember Abraham's trust in a loving God," Bush said in a statement
released from his Texas ranch, where he is spending the week pondering changes to
Iraq's Shiites will celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the two most important
holidays in Islam, from Dec. 31 to Jan. 4.
"During the four days of this special observance, Muslims honor Abraham's
example of sacrifice and devotion to God by celebrating with friends and
family, exchanging gifts and greetings, and engaging in worship through sacrifice
and charity," he said.
Bush noted the contributions of Muslim U.S. citizens.
"This holiday reminds us of the values that so many of our citizens hold in
common, including love of family, gratitude to God, the importance of
community and a commitment to respect, diversity, tolerance and religious freedom,"
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