Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, ending a bipartisan tradition of marking the occasion for nearly 20 years, Reuters has revealed.
Tillerson rejected a recommendation from the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs that he host a reception marking Eid-al-Fitr.However, a representative for the State Department said that they are still considering options to celebrate the Islamic holy month.
“We are still exploring possible options for the observance of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. U.S. ambassadors are encouraged to celebrate Ramadan through a variety of activities, which are held annually at missions around the world,” the spokesperson said. BREITBART
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