Cameron congratulates Muslims on Ramadan

(With REL-KUWAIT-RAMADAN) LONDON, June 5 (KUNA) — Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated Muslims in Britain and around the world on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.
“It’s the holy month of Ramadan; a time when mosques open their doors, community centers welcome in their neighbors, and even churches and synagogues offer up their spaces as Muslims break their fasts, and people of all faiths and none are often asked to join,” Cameron said in a press release Sunday.
“Coventry Cathedral is holding its own multi-faith iftar. In Manchester, they’re combining an iftar with England’s European Championships appearance. And homeless shelters up and down the country are holding ‘Iftars with the Homeless’,” he noted.
There is all the energy and money people donate to those who are less fortunate and all the extra time spent in prayer and contemplation, said the British Premier.
Uppermost in all our minds this Ramadan are those whose lives have been torn apart by the twin evils of the Syrian regime and the so-called Islamic State (IS), he said, adding that all those families spending this holy month in refugee camps mourning loved ones, yearning to go back to resume their educational and employment duties, and wondering when they’ll return to their countries.
“We must continue to support the people of Syria and the region, as we work towards a lasting political solution,” Cameron said, reiterating his country’s commitment support the victims of conflict-stricken countries during this year’s holy month of Ramadan.
“Let’s continue to come together for iftars and community events. Let’s celebrate the proud, multi-racial, multi-faith democracy we live in,” he said. (end) mrn.ma