The Home Secretary has issued a message to Muslim communities in the UK as they celebrate Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
I wish you a happy and blessed Eid al-Adha, and send my warmest congratulations to anyone who has performed the Hajj.
This is a time for all Muslim families to celebrate the message of solidarity and compassion with those less fortunate and most vulnerable in our communities and further afield. I am sure those of all faiths and none across the country join me in expressing their best wishes at this very special period of the year.
For the country as a whole, Eid al-Adha provides the chance to unite and celebrate the unique diversity of our communities. Over the summer I have been speaking to communities across the country and seeing first-hand the great work local groups do to promote tolerance, and challenge those who seek to undermine these values.