Many Muslim community leaders rejected Biden’s Iftar invitation, only important people of the administration are invited

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Washington, Due to the ongoing war in Gaza, Muslim community leaders in America have rejected the invitation to Roza Iftar (breaking the fast) organized by President Joe Biden. After this, the White House has decided to organize a small Iftar party on Tuesday evening, in which only people working in the administration will attend.

Wael al-Zayat, who leads the Muslim advocacy group Emgage, attended an iftar at the White House last year but declined to break his fast with Biden this time, saying it was “inappropriate to attend such a feast when there is famine in Gaza.”

He said that after several people declined the invitation, the White House changed its plans on Monday and told community leaders that it wanted to hold a meeting focused on administration policies. Al Zayat refused to accept this as well.

Let us tell you, many American-Muslims are angry with Biden for supporting Israel over the siege of Gaza. The President’s Democratic Party fears that the declining support of Muslims for Biden could pave the way for Republican Party candidate Donald Trump’s return to the White House.

Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Muslim government officials, national security officials and many Muslim leaders may attend the Iftar party on Tuesday. However, the White House has not yet revealed their names.

Some people who have been invited to the events in past years have not been invited, including Dearborn, Mich. Mayor Abdullah Hammoud. Press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said the working group meeting was “requested by community leaders.” She called the meeting an opportunity “to get feedback from them.”

As for the private iftar, Jean-Pierre said “the President is going to continue his tradition of hosting the Muslim community during Ramadan.”

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