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UK PM May: “I am proud of the contributions British Muslims make to this country”


In her greetings to Muslims in the UK and around the world on the feast of Eid al-Adha, British Prime Minister Theresa May said: “I am proud of the contributions British Muslims make to this country.” Like Barack Obama in the past when he has touted the many contributions Muslims have made to the U.S., she did not offer specifics.

May did get a bit more specific than Obama has, as she said this:

…And as you share in that spirit of togetherness, I think proudly of the many ways people in this country connect with each other and enrich our nation’s life.

I see this in politics where British Muslims are making a real difference, in enterprise and the running of multi-million pound businesses, and in the courage and dedication of those who safeguard our streets and serve in our armed forces.

I see this in the charity and compassion of our Muslim communities, whose members give so generously to those less fortunate.

And I also see this in the way people are brought together with those around the world through the strong bonds of shared history, family relationships, and concern for those suffering and in pain. I think particularly of the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq. Our more than £2 billion contribution, our largest ever response to a single humanitarian crisis, is helping people


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