On Monday 29 June, the New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione issued a greeting message to the Muslim community in the state on the occasion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan:

“On the occasion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, I extend to Muslims in our wonderful state, the New South Wales Police Force’s greetings and best wishes.

Ramadan is a time for reflection, spiritual devotion and renewal. Muslim families around the world come together this month to celebrate their faith and their communities. By fasting, and through acts of charity, Muslims also remember those less fortunate than themselves.

The New South Wales Police Force acknowledges the very important contribution the Muslim community continues to make, building a more diverse, more productive and more harmonious NSW.

The month offers a message of giving, tolerance and hope, something that Australians from all walks of life can share.”