PREMIER Christy Clark said in a statement commemorating Eid Al-Adha on Tuesday:
“I would like to extend greetings for a joyous Eid Al-Adha to Muslims both in British Columbia and all over the world. Eid al-Adha is a time to reflect, forgive, and share time with your family over a special meal.
“Cultural diversity is one the greatest strengths of our province. The kindness, generosity, and goodwill displayed by the Muslim community not only during this holy occasion, but throughout the year, are an example for us all.
“To all those celebrating Eid Al-Adha, please accept my best wishes for a joyous celebration, and to those who participated in the holy pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca, please accept my congratulations.”
NEW Democrat leader Adrian Dix and Bruce Ralston, Critic for Trade and Multiculturalism, said in a statement:
“On behalf of the New Democrat caucus, we extend our best wishes for a happy Eid Al Adha to British Columbians of Islamic faith.
“During this holiest of occasions commemorating sacrifice and devotion, the Muslim community gathers together in celebrations and offers charity and assistance to people in need, both within our province and beyond. The holiday draws into focus one of the most important tenants of Islam – that one should practice generosity and compassion towards the broader community on a daily basis. This teaching is reflected in the many great contributions made to our province by the Muslim community.