Millions of Muslims around the world celebrated Eid ul-Fitr, the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Friday. For most, the day started with prayers and ended with parties and banquets.
In the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, about 3,000 Muslims came to the Glendale Civic Center to start the day with a prayer service. For me it was a reminder of Islam’s global reach and what a melting pot the United States is. There were Uighurs (from western China), Indonesians, Malays, Indians, Somalis, Kenyans, Pakistanis, Afghans, Arabs and Iranians. Native born Americans and naturalized Americans. People from all walks of life.