Prime Minister David Cameron said:
I send my warmest wishes to Muslims in the UK and overseas as they celebrate the festival of Eid-al-Fitr. After a month of longer summer days fasting, praying and putting aside many of the things that we can take for granted, Muslims will come together with friends and family to celebrate this joyous occasion. I wish you all Eid Mubarak.
The Prime Minister today (7 August 2013) visited the Jamia Mosque in Manchester as Muslims in the UK prepare for Eid 2013.
The Prime Minister met senior members of the mosque, as well as members of the local community who use it.
He wished ‘Eid Mubarak’ to them and the wider UK Muslim community, heard views on a range of issues and discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead.
It was also an opportunity to recognise the positive response by the overwhelming majority of the Muslim community to the tragic death of Drummer Lee Rigby.