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Some MPs Sent Out Eid Mubarak Cards And It All Got A Little Bit Awkward

Um thanks, that's really kind of you to send me a card, but I'm not Muslim.

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Eid Al-Fitr is a pretty big deal for Muslims. That's probably why the prime minister released a special video message this week.

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And also why Ed Miliband released his own video earlier this month. (And Nick Clegg sent one too.)

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So it's probably a smart idea of some MPs to send out Eid Mubarak (or happy Eid) cards to their constituents.

Eid Mubarak card from the labour MP of hammersmith. Clever idea

Amal@AmalAMohamoud

Eid Mubarak card from the labour MP of hammersmith. Clever idea

12:11 PM - 26 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But then things started to get a little awkward. A misspelt surname here.

Received an Eid Mubarak postcard from my local Labour MP which I thought was very sweet (smooth) but my name was misspelt so whatever. ✋

مديحه@MaddieAzam

Received an Eid Mubarak postcard from my local Labour MP which I thought was very sweet (smooth) but my name was misspelt so whatever. ✋

6:51 PM - 26 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A mistaken religion there.

A friend from a Syrian family just got a card from their local MP wishing them "Eid Mubarak". They're all Christian.

David Jørgensen@misterjorgensen

A friend from a Syrian family just got a card from their local MP wishing them "Eid Mubarak". They're all Christian.

7:19 PM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And concerns from some that they didn't get more cards.

I got an Eid card frm Parliamentary candidate @Uma_Kumaran in Harrow East bt not frm sitting MP Blackman &he wants Eid as a public holiday?

Peymana Assad ☮@Peymasad

I got an Eid card frm Parliamentary candidate @Uma_Kumaran in Harrow East bt not frm sitting MP Blackman &he wants Eid as a public holiday?

1:12 PM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And then some were offended they weren't also sent Christmas cards.

Hey Jack Straw MP, thanks for the Eid card. Strange, I didnt get a Christmas card from you. I will post it back to u

☠ Stephen Falken ☠@s_falken

Hey Jack Straw MP, thanks for the Eid card. Strange, I didnt get a Christmas card from you. I will post it back to u

12:51 PM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But hey, everyone had a good day, right?

For everyone celebrating today - Eid Mubarak! Have a safe & happy time. This is an #Eid card officers received today

Ealing MPS@EalingMPS

For everyone celebrating today - Eid Mubarak! Have a safe & happy time. This is an #Eid card officers received today

2:09 PM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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