Islamophobia will not be tolerated, according to US President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, the White House stated that the government will draft a strategy to combat Islamophobia in the United States.
“We cannot stand by while hatred against Muslims and those falsely perceived to be Muslims, including Arabs and Sikhs, is given oxygen,” President Biden said in a statement.
“Silence equals complicity.” “We will not remain silent,” he declared, adding that his administration was working on a national strategy to combat Islamophobia and other forms of hatred.
Vice President Kamala Harris stated that combating Islamophobia is a national priority and that “we are developing a strategy to combat Islamophobia.”
“This action is the latest step forward in our work to combat a surge of hate in America,” she said.
The plan is a collaborative endeavor led by the White House Domestic Policy Council and the National Security Council.
It intends to develop a thorough and detailed plan to safeguard Muslims and those considered to be Muslim “because of their race, national origin, ancestry, or any other reason, from discrimination, hate, bigotry, and violence,” according to a White House official.
In addition, the White House will collaborate with the American Muslim community to develop the approach and identify challenges.
The US media reported that President Biden’s popularity among Muslim Americans had plummeted as a result of his handling of the Middle East situation.
According to two attendees, a small number of Muslim American leaders met privately with the president last week. It urged him to demonstrate more empathy for Palestinian victims after he questioned civilian mortality figures in Gaza.