President-elect Biden has determined that Muslim Americans will make a promise on the day leading to the election.
The promise was that he would put an end to the “vile” Muslim ban on his first day in office as President of the United States.
The ban was implemented by President Donald Trump in the first month of his presidency in January 2017. According to the ban, immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries is prohibited from entering the United States.
In June of this year, Biden (Biden) said in a video speech directed at Engage Action, an advocacy organization for Muslims in the United States, that Muslims were the first people to be attacked under the leadership of the Trump administration.
He said that under Trump, he has witnessed an “unreasonable increase” in Islamophobia.
He went on to quote a Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that instructs: “Whoever among you sees a wrong, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then let him change it with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart.”
Biden said: “So many of you are living this teaching in your own communities every day, joining your faith and your principles with the American principles that are consistent, actions that [make] life better for your families, for your neighbours through service, advocacy work, and preaching peace.”
The Democratic candidate said that Muslims should be supported by the president and the government, and they will cooperate with them and support their efforts instead of advocating a “xenophobic agenda” for them.
“If I have the honour of being president, together we can work to right the wrongs, and see our world better, with our hearts, with our hands, with our votes,” Biden said.
He called on Muslims in the United States to join him in eliminating this “poison” through their vote.
He is scheduled to be sworn in on January 20, 2021.