In a release she stated that historically, members of the Muslim Community have toiled very hard for the development of our beloved country.
In all strata of human development, Muslim brothers and sisters have stood side by side with the rest of the citizens of this great nation to make it what it is today.
The Prime Minister said that she wanted to salute the Muslim Community for their great contribution for the development of our beloved nation, Trinidad and Tobago.
Today, Muslims in this country enjoy many privileges and are allowed to worship freely without interference and to establish schools and places of worship without any hindrance, obstruction, prejudice or discrimination.
She further stated that we should all try to emulate the fine example set by our ancestors in this regard.
She said that Islam teaches us how to lead upright and responsible lives, serve our fellow human beings, and render service to humanity.
Persad- Bissessar disclosed that all should use this time of increased spirituality to serve others, to make our neighborhoods, our communities and our country a better and a safer place for everyone, and let God, consciousness and spirituality guide our efforts.