EML Eid Message
As Muslim pilgrims from around the world gather in Makkah to perform Hajj the European Muslim League would like to wish everyone both there and at home a blessed Eid Al Adha.
However this is also a time for reflection and we at EML can not let this period pass without pausing to think about those who may also remember this time as a period of hardship, strife and grief.
Our thoughts are especially with those hit by unprecedented floods in India, multiple earthquakes in Indonesia and the horrific bridge collapse in Italy as well as the ongoing humanitarian crisis through the ongoing wars and conflict in the Middle East.
Closer to home in Europe we are seeing a rise in Islamophobia, anti-semitism and other forms of racism and discrimination designed to harm and hurt.
The simple white cloth worn by those performing the annual Hajj serves to remind us that all humans are equal and we should strive to treat each other with kindness, respect and tolerance ready to give a helping hand when needed.
This forms part of the principles and values of EML and its worldwide membership. So to all those of Faith and no faith our message today is one of peace and unity as we extend the greetings of Eid Al Adha to all.