(BALTIMORE, MD., 5/27/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s citation marking the holiday of Eid ul-Fitr, celebrated recently by thousands of Muslims who call the state home.
The Governor’s Citation reads:
“Be it known: that on behalf of the citizens of this State, in recognition of the month of Ramadan – a joyous celebration …In honor ofMaryland citizens from the Muslim community the largest percentage of residents per capita in the United States, and as the people of Maryland join in expressing our great respect and appreciation to the Maryland Muslim community for it’s excellent civic and humanitarian contributions to ensure a stronger brighter and more inclusive future for all, we are pleased to confer upon you this Governor’s citation.”
The civil rights organization also expressed its appreciation to lawmakers who extended Eid greetings to the Muslim Community. CAIR compiled and publicly distributed some of the recorded video messages submitted to the organization.
Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr were especially challenging as mosques and communities we’re forced to find creative ways to remain connected amidst mosque closures and social distancing guidelines.
SEE: How Muslims are celebrating Ramadan during COVID-19
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
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