"As Muslims in New York, the United States and around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, I wish to extend my personal greeting to our State's 800,000 Muslim New Yorkers.
"The end of Ramadan is a time to celebrate the completion of 30 days and nights of spiritual elevation and caring for all people. It is also a time to celebrate the contributions of New York's Muslim communities to our State's rich cultural diversity and economic strength.
"And we must never forget that, like all other Americans, Muslim-Americans suffered on 9/11. Many Muslims like NYPD cadet Salman Hamdani were among the first responders who laid down their lives for our nation on that horrific day, and many more have made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the United States armed forces overseas.
"Now more than ever, we must and will remain united. Our diversity is our strength, and, with these thoughts in mind, I want to wish all celebrating a peaceful and happy end of Ramandan. Eid Mubarak!"