Video Message from Jeremy Corbyn on Eid al-Fitr
24 June 2017
Muslims across the country are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Fitr as Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, comes to an end.
There have been difficult times for our country in recent weeks: London Bridge and Finsbury Park in our capital have been attacked, and of course, the terrible tragedy of Grenfell Tower.
Some of the first people at Grenfell Tower after the fire broke out were Muslims, who awoke from Suhoor, then ran fearlessly towards the building to wake up their neighbours, to save lives.
In Finsbury Park, in the early hours of Monday morning and since, the whole community have supported and shown solidarity with those affected.
It is this love for our neighbours, whether we know them or not, that is the strength of our communities, and is why we stand together, united and strong.
Today, Muslims are preparing for Eid al-Fitr – celebrations in mosques, community centers and homes across the country. You will open up your door to celebrate with people of all faiths and none.
I hope you enjoy spending time with your family and friends and neighbours, enjoying good food and exchanging presents.