With well over a thousand people having been slaughtered in Israel on October 7th and hundreds still being held hostage, Joe Biden’s staffers and supporters are focusing on the real victims: The Muslim community.
Sure, you may have thought that the people mowed down at a music festival by hang-gliding terrorists or the babies who were burned alive alongside their parents were the story. You’d be wrong, though, because those atrocities simply can’t match up to the nebulous scourge that is “Islamophobia.”
According to a new report, those working inside and outside the White House are upset that Biden isn’t showing them their required level of deference.
Hours before President Joe Biden gave a rare primetime address last week, his head speechwriter sat down with a group of senior Arab and Muslim-American officials to go over the draft and take suggestions.
Dissent was sprouting even inside the White House, where some aides worried that Biden hadn’t shown enough empathy for Palestinian civilians and a Muslim community facing a torrent of anger, said a person familiar with the discussions who, like others, requested anonymity to talk freely.
The hour-long editing session reflects a vigorous outreach effort the White House is undertaking to reassure Arab-Americans who feel they’re being scapegoated for the atrocities that Hamas has committed a half-world away.
Yes, the President of the United States let “Muslim-American officials” edit his speech to ensure it wasn’t too focused on those massacred by Hamas. You see, an equivalency must always be drawn. Sure, murdering Jews in cold blood for being Jews is terrible, but is it really any worse than claims of rising Islamophobia?
In his West Wing office, speechwriter Vinay Reddy read aloud from the draft to make certain his Arab-American colleagues were comfortable with language denouncing “Islamophobia” and name-checking the Arab, Muslim and Palestinian populations that felt vulnerable, according to a White House official. The group listened and approved.
The Biden administration has become an adult daycare where supposedly “marginalized” people get listening sessions and special concessions regardless of how personally oppressed they actually are. That leads to the absurdity of Israel, a country that just suffered the largest slaughter of Jews since the Holocaust, being pushed down the ladder in favor of more preferred groups.
“We had great concerns with what we saw at the beginning” of the war, said Hanna Hanania, former president of the Detroit-based American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine, who voted for Biden in 2020. “We thought the messages were as if we were totally left out. The messages were going totally for the other side, as if we never existed.”
What I’m about to say is going to sound harsh, but that’s not my intention. I understand that there are Palestinians in Gaza who have died needlessly due to what their leadership has brought upon them. With that said, when analyzing any war, you have to do so from a realistic footing, and it is simply ridiculous for Palestinians (and Muslims in general) in America to complain about being “totally left out” regarding messages of sympathy when it was Palestinians who marched across the Israeli border and butchered 1,400 people.
Even putting that aside and only focusing on what’s happening in the United States, antisemitic attacks far outstrip attacks on Muslims motivated by bigotry. In 2021, for example, the FBI recorded five times as many anti-Jewish hate crimes compared to anti-Muslim hate crimes. To the extent that Islamophobia exists, it is nowhere near the threat of antisemitism. In fact, it barely outstrips anti-Catholic hate crimes (9.6 percent vs. 6.1 percent).
It is pathetic that the Biden administration has bought into this idea that there’s any equivalence between what happened on October 7th and what happened afterward in pursuit of Hamas. A real president would tell his staffers to grow up or get out because the federal government shouldn’t exist to pamper the wants of irrationally fragile people.