Wes Clark sends warm greetings to Muslims for Eid

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Gert and I would like to extend our warm greetings and congratulations to American Muslims on the holiday of Eid Al-Fitr. As Muslims celebrate the completion of Ramadan, we would like to wish all Muslims prosperity, peace, and health for the coming years.

The more than 6 million Muslims living in America have greatly strengthened the fabric of our society and added to its invaluable qualities. American Muslims are a testament to our nation's diversity, and I am proud of the contributions they have made to our great nation.

They have always embodied the values that make our country strong - devotion to family, commitment to hard work, compassion and respect towards others.

This year, Eid Al-Fitr falls at the beginning of the holiday season for all three Abrahamic faiths. Jews will soon be celebrating Chanukkah and Christians are preparing for Christmas. Islam teaches us that Jews and Christians are People of the Book and that all three texts-the Torah, Bible and Qur'an-promote respect and compassion for all of humanity.

Eid Mubarak and may peace and blessings be upon you.


General Wesley Clark is US Presidential candidate for 2004


  Category: Americas, Faith & Spirituality
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DAVID HANCOCK FROM USA said:
Thank you General Clark for such a warm friendly message to the American Muslims. It does my heart good to see an American of high governmental position come forward and recognize the contributions of our fellow American Muslims and to recognize and respect their religious beliefs. As you have said, we are all descendants of Abraham, and we should live in peace and love with one another in our common endeavor to worship and praise God. I think we all should do as God has said in Romans 12:2 which is:
Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds, that ye may know what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
2003-11-30

SALAHUDEEN IBRAHIM ABD ASH-SHAHEED FROM USA said:
Wesly Clark you are a murderer of Muslims. I hope a war criminal like you does not get elected. My Muslim brothers are lost in supporting you. In Bosnia you bombed the Serbs without putting troops on the ground to protect the Muslims. You were told that the genocide going on would be increased against the Muslims if you did not put troops on the ground to protect them. To my Muslim brothers who are thanking you for your sadistic message on Eid I say learn the facts about this man. He is a murderer.
2003-11-28

SAM FROM USA said:
Whoever is the new president in 2004, there is no doubt that Inshallah, he will be much better than Bush. Gen. Clark seems honest and open-minded, without the twisted shrewd nature of veteran politicians. God knows best. It is not about muslims, jews, or christians that one needs to work for. When God places somebody in such an important role, it is important that they work to please God and their conscience for what all religions preach i.e. justice. This justice needs to be without bias towards any citizen, with the hope of pleasing not one group of people, but with the objective of doing what is morally and not politically right. Thanks for your eid greeting and we pray to God to show us the right candidate we can vote for when the day comes.
2003-11-27

ADAM AMADI FROM USA said:
Dear General,

It has always been my belief that the people that should be in charge of a nation first and foremost are the ones that spill their blood and tears for that land. That would make you, as far as I'm concerned, the only real presidential hopeful and the only one that I will be voting for as well as my family members in 2004.

Thank you for your sacrifice for this nation and may God Bless and Guide you as always.

Sincerely,

Adam Amadi
2003-11-27

YASMINE SEFIANI FROM ALGERIA said:
Dr Mr Clark ,

Thank you for you wishes , we are deeply touched by those kind words and we wish you good luck in your campain , Im sure America needs someone peaceful like you to make it a peaceful world. god bless
2003-11-27

SYED I. MUSTAFA FROM USA said:
Dear General Clark,

I hope this e-mail finds you in best of spirit and cicumstances. My self and fellow American Muslims greatly appreciate your comments and Eid Greetings. I have been living in this country for the last 24 years but first time I felt that a fellow American truely understood me and my faith. What you said in the message is very true. We Muslims, Christians and Jews all are the children of Prophet Abraham (Ibraaheem). We need to know, understand and respect each other. We forget that being a human being we are all brothers and sister in humanity. You well said"There are so many similarities and common thing between us than the differences. Allaah (Glory be to Him) ie Almighty God commands we Muslim in our holy book Quraan that we Muslims should talk to christian and Jews in a perticular way. Allaah says "And argue not with the people of scripture (Jews & Christians)unless it be in (a way) that is better words and in a good mannor"
We are advised to come on common things and leave the differences for latter time. I want to make it short.

Thanks for understanding Muslims and Islam. I wish there are more people like you, especially the one who are running the country. The country is going in wrong direction. We have made so many enemies. May God bless us all ameen.

May Allah bless you and your loved one's

Syed I. Mustafa
2003-11-26

ARTHUR FROM CANADA said:
This is the best Eid Greetings from a Presidential hopeful or a sitting president ever. All the time those are in power wishes us greetings at the same time ask us for something else like fight terrorism or be loyal to the country this is first time a person like Clark reminding us all this three major faiths are from Patriach Abraham/Ibrahim.

This is the message we need most today than ever. We should bridge gaps between our faith with common bonds rather than differences. The God/Allah has mentioned his idea in his books "created many groups and people with differences so we would learn/know each other" is not it wonderful? it was his plan to make us differnece so let it be.

Thank you General for your wisdom and God help you to bring all the people together and take those thugs/gangs in D.C. away so they could not lead us to fight against each other.

Let humanity triumph, and that's the message in God's scriptures given to us, not to the Muslims only but to the whole humanity of believers.
2003-11-26

MELINDA JOHNSON FROM USA said:
Thank you for your Eid Greeting! May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you and your family.
2003-11-26

EA ABDUL-AZIZ FROM USA said:
As-Salaamu Alaykum Eid Mubarak
Gen. Clark has shown his class and understanding of the fabric of American society. When many have attacked that which they do not understand or attempt to understand, Gen. Clark has reached out to Muslims in what I believe is a sincere outreach. Thanks for the warm greetings Gen. Clark.
2003-11-26

NAZIM HAQQANI FROM USA said:
Bismillah,

I really and generally support Gen. Clark for the 2004 Presidential race. I'm really undecided between Clark and Dean. Though Dean easily flip flops on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, Clark does not. So I don't know now, though I feel Clark has the best chance of defeating Bush precisely because of his military record and he hails from the south.

So that's my 2 cents. W'salaamAlaikum.
2003-11-26

HASSAN FROM US said:
Wes Clark is proving that he is rapidly adopting to the political life. it is nice of him to send greetings to Muslims for Eid. I very much appreciate and thank him for that. but i see some fear in him of alienating himself by sending this Eid greetings. that is the extent to which the media in US has alienated Muslims. so he has added all three Abrahamic faiths probably to dilute the views of those who might be critical of his greetings while voting. but Torah and Bible doesnt exist as it was revealed. it would be brave of him if he read Qur'an and understand what Islam and Muslims stand for. afterall he has been the general of the armed forces which has been attacking, occupying and stealing Muslims lands,wealth and protecting the dictators who bring shame upon the Muslim countries for decades. as much as Muslims should liberate themselves from illiteracy, tribalism, fanaticism etc., the americans should liberate themselves from ignorance, jingoism, arrogance etc. hope this Eid brings upon peace and love throughout Muslim world, without which this planet will be doomed.
2003-11-25

SHAMSUL AZHAR FROM MALAYSIA said:
Good luck in your presidential campain.
2003-11-25