Text: H.Res.1719 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Res. 1719 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 1719

Recognizing the cultural and religious significance of Eid al-Adha and 
  wishing Muslim-Americans and Muslims around the world a prosperous 
                                holiday.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 16, 2010

    Mr. Honda (for himself, Mr. Carson of Indiana, and Mr. Ellison) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
                   on Oversight and Government Reform

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Recognizing the cultural and religious significance of Eid al-Adha and 
  wishing Muslim-Americans and Muslims around the world a prosperous 
                                holiday.

Whereas Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of the Sacrifice, is an Islamic holiday 
        which honors Abraham's symbolic sacrifice of his son to God, as 
        referenced in the Quran, Old Testament, and New Testament;
Whereas Abraham is a respected figure in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam;
Whereas for more than 14 centuries, Eid al-Adha has been observed;
Whereas Eid al-Adha is a holiday of great importance to millions of Muslim-
        Americans and approximately 1,500,000,000 Muslims around the world;
Whereas during Eid al-Adha, Muslim-Americans recognize the importance of 
        sacrifice, freedom, and justice;
Whereas Eid al-Adha is celebrated around the world with prayers, charity and 
        social events;
Whereas many communities across the United States hold day-long festivals in 
        observance of Eid al-Adha;
Whereas Islam is one of the world's major religions, sharing the belief in one 
        God and one humanity;
Whereas Muslim-Americans have made significant contributions to the flourishing 
        of the United States, including as ambassadors to foreign nations, award 
        winning scientists, doctors, and engineers, and athletes;
Whereas Muslim-Americans have contributed to the defense of the United States 
        with an estimated 10,000 Muslim-Americans serving in the United States 
        Armed Forces; and
Whereas Muslim-Americans contribute to the success and pluralism of the United 
        States: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) recognizes the cultural and religious significance of 
        Eid al-Adha;
            (2) expresses its appreciation and respect for the 
        contributions of Muslim-Americans to the United States; and
            (3) wishes Muslim-Americans and Muslims around the world 
        who observe Eid al-Adha a prosperous holiday.
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