Statement by the Prime Minister on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

Statement by the Prime Minister on the occasion of Eid al-Adha
Statement by the Prime Minister on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha:

“Today, at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha and mark the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

“One of the most sacred holidays in Islam, Eid al-Adha commemorates the sacrifice and dedication of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham).

“To mark the occasion, Muslims across Canada will come together to pray at their local mosque, share meals with loved ones and offer food to those in need. As Muslim communities celebrate Eid with kindness, generosity and charity, let us not forget that these values ​​are also Canadian values.

“Celebrations will be somber this year as the humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues. The scale of human suffering in Gaza, including Rafah, is catastrophic. We reaffirm the need for an immediate ceasefire and lasting peace in the region.

“Faced with the rise of Islamophobia and racism against Arabs in our communities, we stand against all forms of hatred, particularly within the framework of the Canadian Anti-Racism Strategy 2024-2028. Additionally, in Budget 2024, we are increasing funding for the Security Infrastructure Project Funding Program, which protects communities at risk from hate crimes.

“Muslim communities have helped build the strong and diverse Canada we know and love, and we will always stand with them.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha.

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