A White House message on Twitter wishing “Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration” of Eid al-Fitr on Monday sparked backlash over President Barack Obama’s position on Gaza, where more than 20 Palestinians, including 10 children, were killed by Israeli shelling on the day of Eid.
Obama had earlier issued a statement congratulating Muslims on the Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
“We stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities,” the U.S. president said…
More examples at the linked story. More outrage at this CNN blog.
Read the official White House statement (and the one from Canada too) at this post.