At a White House reception to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Biden reported he has appointed the initially Muslim to provide as Ambassador-at-Big for International Spiritual Liberty.
“It’s specially crucial due to the fact nowadays, all over the world, we’re seeing so quite a few Muslims remaining qualified with violence. No 1, no a single really should discriminate from oppressed or be oppressed for their spiritual beliefs,” he mentioned to applause from the decide on accumulating at the White Household.
Arooj Aftab, a Pakistani vocalist and composer, was a single of the speakers at the party alongside with Very first Girl Jill Biden and Dr. Talib M. Shareef, Imam of Masjid Muhammad, acknowledged as ‘The Nation’s Mosque’ in Washington, DC.
“Today, we also remember all people who are not able to rejoice this holy working day, together with Uyghurs and Rohingyas and all people who are dealing with famine, violence, conflict, and illness,” Biden claimed.
“And honour the symptoms of hope and progress towards the entire world we want to see, which includes the ceasefire, which allowed the persons in Yemen to honour Ramadan and rejoice Eid in peace for the initial time in 6 a long time,” he added.
“But at the exact time, we have to admit that an dreadful whole lot of perform remains to be carried out abroad and here at property. Muslims make our nation much better every single single day, even as they nonetheless confront authentic troubles and threats in our modern society, together with targeted violence and Islamophobia that exists,” he mentioned.
Biden stated, earning the US a lot more equitable, more inclusive for Muslim Us residents is an crucial aspect of the enduring do the job to form the much more excellent union.
“We’re the only nation in all the record of the environment that is been organised not primarily based on a religion, race, ethnicity, geography, but on an strategy. Think about that. An concept,” he reported.
In a tweet immediately after the event, Biden explained, “Jill and I have been honoured to host an Eid al-Fitr reception at the White Residence tonight, and we send out our warmest greetings to everybody celebrating across the earth. Eid Mubarak!”
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris much too wished men and women on the occasion.
“Doug and I send our warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Muslims in the US and around the environment celebrate just after a thirty day period of deep reflection, serving to those people in will need, and connecting with group. From our household to yours, Eid Mubarak!” she said in a tweet.