WASHINGTON, Apr 13 2021: At the start of the holy month of Ramadan, President Joe Biden has sent his best wishes to the Muslim communities in the US and around the world and pledged to stand up for their rights everywhere.
In a statement published on Monday, the President said, “As many of our fellow Americans begin fasting tomorrow, we are reminded of how difficult this year has been. In this pandemic, friends and loved ones cannot yet gather together in celebration and congregation, and far too many families will sit down for iftar with loved ones missing.”
President Biden said in the message that this year the Muslim communities begin the month of revelation with renewed hope. He added that White House festivities marking Ramadan will be held virtually this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but they will resume “the traditional White House Eid celebration in person next year, Inshallah.
He addressed the prevalent issues being faced bu the Muslim minorities, noting that “Muslim Americans continue to be targeted by bullying, bigotry, and hate crimes. This prejudice and these attacks are wrong. They are unacceptable. And they must stop. No one in America should ever live in fear of expressing his or her faith.”
He finished saying, his administration has vowed to work tirelessly to protect the rights and safety of all people and said that his administration ended the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban, which barred admissions into the US from several majority-Muslim nations, and re-avowed a resolve to stand up for human rights everywhere. Andre Carson, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, all Muslim Democrats in the Congress shared messages on the occasion of Ramadan on social media.
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