War on Gaza: Muslim Leaders Expand Drive to Abandon President Biden in 2024 Elections

Sun Dec 31 2023
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WASHINGTON: Muslim leaders announced on Saturday that they are launching a campaign with an effort to discourage voters from reelecting Joe Biden in 2024 polls due to his complete failure to call for a truce in the Gaza Strip.

The #AbandonBiden campaign formally began earlier in December, led by Muslim leaders in swing states like Minnesota, Arizona and Michigan, who disapproved of Joe Biden’s support for Israel’s attacks against Gazans. Israel’s attacks have come at the cost of tens of thousands of innocent Palestinian lives. Now, Muslim leaders intends to expand the pressure drive to all fifty states in the US.

Muslim Leaders Expand Drive to Abandon President Biden in 2024 Elections

In a statement, lead organizer Jaylani Hussein said that they would save the US from itself, by punishing Joe Biden at the ballot box. Joe Biden campaign did not immediately issue any statement over the matter.

The coalition plans to ratify an independent presidential candidate, Hussein added. He said that the drive does not support Donald Trump, though it is aware of the dangers of reducing Joe Biden’s voter base. Hussein said that there is a chance that their votes may weaken the Democrats that the Republicans may win the elections.  He added that the #AbandonBiden campaign is ready to take that danger.  Muslim-Americans in battlefield states, who helped win Joe Biden his tinny margin of win in 2020, have said they would instead vote for a third-party candidate or not vote this time.

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On Friday, Biden bypassed Congress for the second time this month to approve $147.5 million in emergency military aid to Israel.

Meanwhile, the health ministry in Gaza said that more than 21,672 Palestinian people have been killed in ongoing Israeli air and ground offensive since October 7 in the besieged Gaza Strip. In the past 24 hours alone, 165 Gazans were killed, with a total of 56,165 others injured in the Israeli aggression in the region.

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