Wes Clark sends warm greetings to Muslims for Eid
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.