In a word, no, it is not a happy Eid. Actually, Muslims around the globe are in very difficult times. Yes it’s a punchy line with which to start an article on such holy occasion and I apologize, but it’s the truth. Despite this, tens of millions all over the Islamic world, and beyond, will exchange kind words, expressing very beautiful wishful wishes. I wish, like all of us, that we could happily celebrate Eid without the shadow of major concerns that pose a real threat to the security of Muslim countries and the happiness of their peoples. But, how it can be so? Whilst as I write and you read, most of the Islamic world is in such a mess.
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