Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden wishes America “taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith.”
July 22, 2020
During an online address at the “Million Muslim Votes” summit, Joe Biden said he wished that public schools taught more about the religion of Islam.
“Look, one of the things I think is important… I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith. I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths. It’s one of the great confessional faiths. And what people don’t realize is – one of my avocations is theology — don’t realize is we all come from the same root here, in terms of our fundamental basic beliefs,” he said.
Biden’s words are likely to infuriate Christian conservatives who will see this form of pandering as hypocritical, considering the fact that Democrats have for years attacked Christianity in America, while appeasing to atheists and non-Christian groups.
Liberals have relentlessly argued that there should be separation between religion and state. Yet in recent years they have been caving in to Muslim demands to install prayer rooms in public schools.
In additional to educating young Americans about Islam, Biden has also vowed to end Trump’s travel ban on the several majority-Muslim countries on his first day if elected president.
“Donald Trump has fanned the flames of hate in this country across the board through his words, his policies, his appointments, his deeds, and he continues to fan those flames,” Biden said. “Under this administration, we’ve seen an unconscionable rise in Islamophobia.”
Biden plead to Muslim Americans to help him defeat Trump came shortly after left-wing Muslim organization, Emgage, decided to endorse Biden as they did with Bernie Sanders.
According to Emgage’s mission statement, the organization “seeks to educate, engage and empower Muslim American communities through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable, and motivated citizens.”
Several prominent Muslim American elected officials have endorsed Biden for president. Among the names are: Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, and Indiana Rep. Andre Carson.
“Muslim American voices matter to our communities, to our country,” Biden said. “But we all know that your voice hasn’t always gotten recognized or represented.”
The Muslim population in America is estimated to be about 3.5 million.