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.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Text: H.Res.1719 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
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Introduced in House (11/16/2010)
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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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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. <all>