Message by Keir Starmer on Eid al-Adha 2020
To everybody celebrating Eid al-Adha here in the UK and across the world, a very happy Eid to you all.
I know the Eid celebrations this year have been and will be different. Many pilgrims who may have wanted to make the journey to perform Hajj have had to cancel their plans.
Indeed, one of the important lessons from Eid al-Adha is about overcoming challenges through personal sacrifice.
Of course, the first four doctors working on the frontline to die of COVID were all Muslims.
Nothing showed more the huge contribution Muslims make to our NHS, the fight against coronavirus and our society.
Muslim communities have been on the frontline in hospitals, in care homes and in the community by supporting those most in need in these unprecedented times.
It’s been truly inspiring seeing the work of mosques and Muslim organisations. Communities coming together is our greatest strength.
It might not be a typical Eid this year, but I hope you are able to mark this occasion and we can all celebrate together soon.
Eid Mubarak on behalf of everyone at the Labour Party.