Message on the Observance of Eid al-Adha
I send greetings to Muslims around the world as you celebrate Eid al-Adha.
When God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, Abraham placed his faith in God above all else. During Eid al-Adha, Muslims celebrate Abraham's devotion and give thanks for God's mercy and many blessings. Eid is also a time for demonstrating charity and reaching out to family, friends, and those in need.
America is blessed to have people of many religious beliefs who contribute to the diverse makeup of this country. Through generosity, compassion, and a commitment to faith, Muslim Americans have helped make our country stronger.
Laura and I send our best wishes for a joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak.
GEORGE W. BUSH
NOTE: This message was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 9. An original was not available for verification of the content of this message.
George W. Bush, Message on the Observance of Eid al-Adha Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/214817