State Dept: "On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, President Obama announced today more than $195 million in add'l humanitarian" aid to Syria—
Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) August 07, 2013
The Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr is a celebration of the end of the month of Ramadan, but President Obama is celebrating it Christmas-style, as he gives a big gift from your pocket to the Syrians.
From the official White House release:
Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr here in the United States and around the world. During the past month, Muslims have honored their faith through prayer and service, fasting and time spent with loved ones.
To help the many Syrians in need this Eid al-Fitr, the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing our humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $1 billion since the crisis began. For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration. Eid Mubarak.
Exit question: Would the announcement go as unnoticed if George Bush had announced millions for Christians on Easter?