ANKARA : Muslims in the US have launched a campaign against President Joe Biden’s bid for re-election in 2024 over his support for Israel in its war against the Palestinian group Hamas.
A group of Muslim leaders from Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania gathered over the weekend in Dearborn, Michigan to launch the campaign.
The campaign aims to encourage voters to withdraw their support for Biden due to his “unwillingness to call for a cease-fire and protect innocents in Palestine and Israel,” it said in a statement.
Axios said that Arab American and Muslim American outrage could hurt Biden’s re-election prospects in most of the 2024 swing states he won in 2020.
The organizers emphasized that Muslim community leaders would collaborate to ensure Biden’s defeat in these states.
Jaylani Hussein, one of the organizers, said the #AbandonBiden campaign would primarily focus on social media for now.
Hussein acknowledged the potential challenges of not supporting Biden and the impact it may have on the community in the coming years.
“We recognize that in the next four years, our decision may cause us to have an even more difficult time. But we believe that this will give us a chance to recalibrate, and the Democrats will have to consider whether they want our votes or not,” he said.
Axios highlighted the significance of Muslim-Arab voters in these states, suggesting that even a small portion of Muslim voters joining the anti-Biden bloc could make the Democrats’ situation challenging in some of these key states based on the 2020 presidential election results. — AA