August 21, 2018
AUGUST 21, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues the following statement on to mark Eid al-Adha:
“Tonight, Muslims in Canada and across the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ that commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son.
“Eid al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that is one of the five pillars of Islam. Undertaken by Muslims at least once in their lifetime, it is estimated that over two million Muslim pilgrims travel to Mecca for the Hajj each year.
“In addition to the religious importance of this holiday, Eid al-Adha is a time for many Muslims to give back to their respective communities and to help the less fortunate. It is also a period where families and friends come together and exchange gifts, share meals, donate to charities, and join one another in prayer.
“For all Canadians, today serves as an excellent opportunity to recognize the many contributions Canada’s Muslim community has made in shaping the economically and culturally rich country we live in.
“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, we extend our best wishes to all Muslim Canadians for a happy and healthy Eid al-Adha.
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