Pelosi: 'The Holy Month of Ramadan is a Sacred Time for Peaceful Study’

By CNSNews.com Staff | May 30, 2017 | 11:02 AM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Screen Capture)

(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) released a statement on Friday in observance of ‘the Holy Month of Ramadan.”

“Ramadan reminds us of the rich diversity of our nation, and of the many contributions that Muslims have made to our country as public servants, members of our Armed Services, scholars, artists, athletes and engaged citizens,” Pelosi said.

Here is the minority leader’s full statement:

“The Holy Month of Ramadan is a sacred time for peaceful study and contemplation, an opportunity for spiritual renewal and a call for leading lives of greater compassion and generosity.  This month is also a special occasion of joy, festivity and celebration with loved ones.

“Ramadan reminds us of the rich diversity of our nation, and of the many contributions that Muslims have made to our country as public servants, members of our Armed Services, scholars, artists, athletes and engaged citizens.  This month recalls our founding creed – ‘E Pluribus Unum’ – and reaffirms the fundamental truth that in our nation’s diversity, we find strength.

“As we begin this blessed month, millions are observing Ramadan under the scourges of war, poverty and persecution.  At home, the dangerous, discriminatory Muslim and refugee ban slams the door in Muslims’ faces and dishonors our deepest values as a nation.  In a time marked by a shameful rise in hateful attitudes toward Muslim Americans, let us affirm the duty of all Americans to speak out against bigotry and to uphold the dignity of all. May this Ramadan bring the blessings of joy, peace and wisdom.  Ramadan Kareem.”