White House to develop a National Plan to combat Islamophobia

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed

The administration of US President Joe Biden has said it would develop a strategy to combat Islamophobia — an announcement that comes as tensions simmer nationwide over the war between Israel and Palestine.

“President Biden ran for office to restore the soul of our nation. He is unequivocal: there is no place for hate in America against anyone.” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement on Wednesday.

“For too long, Muslims in America, and those perceived to be Muslim, such as Arabs and Sikhs, have endured a disproportionate number of hate-fuelled attacks and other discriminatory incidents.”

Jean-Pierre singled out what she called the recent “barbaric” killing of a six-year-old Palestinian American boy outside Chicago, which police have linked to the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.

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