Eid al-Adha Message by Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats
31 August 2017
I’m Vince Cable, I’m leader of the Liberal Democrats. And I want to send to you – Muslim friends – very warm greetings on the Eid festival.
I know this is a celebration of selflessness of charity, and I think there is a lot of commonality of values between what you have in your religion and what we share as a party a belief in participating in society and caring for others.
I also know that the Muslim communities in Britain have been subject to a great deal of prejudice, Islamophobia, hatred in recent months. Much of it whipped up, and I want to make a commitment of solidarity to you.
I know that the overwhelming majority of Muslims of Britain are peace-loving, constructive and make a massive contribution to British society.
So I wish to give you my greetings: Eid Mubarak.