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September 1, 2017

UCP statement on Eid al-Adha

United Conservative Party Interim Leader Nathan Cooper and Caucus Chair Prasad Panda today released the following statement regarding the Islamic celebration of Eid al-Adha:

“Eid al-Adha is the second of the two Muslim Eid holidays and is celebrated in commemoration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. It also marks the end of Hajj.

“Muslims across Alberta celebrate this holiday every year and they are a crucial part of our diverse province.

“One of the principles that the United Conservative Party caucus is guided by is the protection of rights and freedoms for all, including freedom of religion.

“On behalf of the UCP caucus, Eid Mubarak to all those observing this celebration.”