Obama Congratulates Hajj Pilgrims, Marks Eid

Just in from the White House:

Michelle and I extend our best wishes for a joyful Eid al-Adha to Muslims in the United States and around the world.  We also congratulate the millions of peaceful pilgrims who are performing the Hajj, including thousands of American Muslims.

Throughout the year, Muslims join members of many faiths in serving  those suffering from hunger, disease, and conflict.  Muslim communities will continue this practice as they celebrate Eid by distributing food and charity to those in need.  Such acts of compassion underscore the shared values of the Abrahamic religions and people of all faiths. On behalf of the American people, we extend our warmest greetings on this holiday.  Eid Mubarak.

No Eid message from the State Department yet, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is celebrating her birthday today. "(DOESN’T GET MORE CLOSED PRESS THAN THIS)" the daily press schedule noted, citing her lack of availability from "12:00:00 a.m. to 11:59:59 p.m."

Obama has a closed-door visit to the Democratic National Committee today, in addition to three interviews including with Sway Calloway for a live MTV special at the White House.