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Bush at Ramadan dinner: 'Evil has no holy days'

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President Bush welcomes guests to a traditional Ramadan dinner at the White House.  


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush played host to Muslim diplomats and others Monday evening at a traditional Ramadan dinner at the White House.

Calling the Muslim holy month, as well as the coming Christian and Jewish holiday seasons, "a good time for people of different faiths to learn more about each other," Bush thanked his guests for their support in the U.S.-led campaign against terrorism.

"Terrorists have no home in any faith," Bush said. "Evil has no holy days."

One U.S. goal, Bush said, is a better life for the people of Afghanistan.

He said his administration is committed to reconstructing the country after decades of war and to supporting a stable government there.

The traditional Ramadan dinner, known as "iftar," breaks the daily fasting required for Muslims during the month of Ramadan.

Bush played host to a similar dinner Friday.



 
 
 
 



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