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On behalf of the Labour Party, I wish all Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan.

Ramadan is a time for self-reflection and sharing; of fasting and prayer. At this important time in the Islamic calendar, we are reminded particularly of the value of service of British Muslims, who make valuable contributions to our country. I know that British Muslims will honour this month with acts of charity, service and giving back to their local communities.

Serving our communities and working together in peace for the better of all is something that unites us as a British people, neighbours and friends, Muslim or non-Muslim. It is something that Britain has always valued highly – so that we and our children can continue to live in a country where people look after each other, look out for each other, care for each other and where compassion and responsibility to one another are valued.

During this month of prayer and reflection, I wish Muslims here in Britain and across the globe Ramadan Kareem.

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