Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha today:
“Tomorrow, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. One of the holiest dates in Islam, Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, commemorates the story of Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience and sacrifice.
“As families and friends across the country come together to pray, share food and share food with those in need, we are all moved by the values of sacrifice, compassion and charity shown every day by Muslim communities across Canada can be inspired.
“We affirm that everyone in Canada and around the world should be free to practice their faith without fear. The federal government will continue to stand against Islamophobia and hate in all its forms, supported by the ongoing efforts of Amira Elghwabi, Canada’s first special representative to combat Islamophobia. Together we can build a Canada where everyone feels safe and respected.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish everyone a wonderful Eid-ul-Adha.