August 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
On behalf of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain , I would like to wish Muslims everywhere an Eid Mubarak.
Last week was a busy one at the Embassy. In addition to Monday night’s Iftar on religious freedom, I also hosted Iftars on Wednesday and Thursday that brought together leading members of the Washington , D.C. community to commemorate the Holy Month of Ramadan.
On Wednesday, I co-hosted an Iftar with the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign – an organization founded in 2010 that works to combat anti-Muslim prejudice in the United States . The event included an interfaith panel that discussed the Campaign’s important work, and how interreligious dialogue can help solve pressing conflict around the world. In a time when events in places like New York City and Tennessee have enflamed anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States , it is reassuring that the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign is bringing so many people together to increase understanding and promote tolerance.
On Thursday night, I hosted the last of the Embassy’s weekly Iftars. We had a great turnout that included members of the Washington , D.C. diplomatic community, religious leaders, Bahraini & American students, Congressional staffers, and members of the U.S. – Bahrain Friendship Society. I would like to thank everyone who came out to the Embassy this year for our Iftar dinners and look forward to welcoming the community again next year.