As Muslims in Britain and around the world come together to celebrate Eid, I wish you all Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak.
Islam, like all religions, is part of what defines the fabric of modern Britain, and its rich tapestry of faiths and beliefs. It is a living reminder of one of the great things about our country, where freedom, tolerance and the rule of law are at the heart of our democracy.
As the UK’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief I am committed to defending and promoting these values across the globe. As we celebrate this happy occasion, let us remember those marking it in countries experiencing conflict and insecurity.
The British Government will continue to work with governments, faith groups and others to ensure the safety and security of all who wish to practise their faith or belief.