DNC CHAIRMAN HOWARD DEAN COMMEMORATES LAYLATUL MERAAJ
Washington, DC - Today Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement in honor of Laylatul Meraaj, Muhammad's ascent to Heaven:
"Yesterday Muslims in America and around the world celebrated a very special day in the Islamic calendar, the ascent of Mohammad to heaven. Traditionally, Muslims celebrate this day with reflection and prayer.
"Muslim Americans continue to make tremendous contributions to our nation and I am proud that America is a country of diverse faith and beliefs. On this special holiday I send greetings and best wishes to all Muslims."