Islamic militant groups say they will not ‘have a good conscience’ to take part in the event as the US protects Israel amid Gaza threats.
Prominent Islamist groups in the United States are boycotting an event in the White House on Sunday to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, saying Biden officials “support, abets and justify” Israeli airstrikes in Palestine in Gaza.
US President Joe Biden said recipient the celebration of Eid on Sunday to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
But as the plane crash in Israel continues pumming the Gaza Strip, killing at least 188 Palestinian civilians and injuring hundreds more, Muslim security forces say Biden’s recent statements have failed to hold Israel accountable for the escalating violence.
“We cannot have a clear conscience to celebrate Eid with the Biden Government as it supports, pursues and justifies the oppression of apartheid in Israel for the innocent men, women and children of Gaza,” said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in his remarks Saturday.
“President Biden has the political and cultural power to end the violence. We urge him to take a stand for those affected and not for the perpetrators,” Awad said.
CAIR had already encouraged Muslims in the US to participate in the festival, to explain as a “special event”.
But opposition to Biden officials has intensified in recent weeks as violence in Gaza continues, with American lawmakers, Palestinian activists and freedom fighters are urging the US President to to oppress Israel to end his war.
Israeli forces begin bombing Gaza last Monday after Israel was forced to evict Palestinian families from East Jerusalem and attacks on Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque camp encouraged demonstrations in Jerusalem, the West Bank and inside Israel.
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have killed scores of people, damaged roads, and sealed houses, including the platform that was offices of Al Jazeera and The Associated Press.
Calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, Biden “reaffirmed his strong support for Israel’s right to protect itself from eagles from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza,” the White House said.
“He condemned the indiscriminate protests in Israeli towns and cities,” he read.
Critics have urged Biden’s superiors to pressure Netanyahu and his government, which the US offers $ 3.8bn with annual military support, ending military service.
But Israel’s prime minister on Sunday said the abomination was “continuing to intensify” and “would take time”, Reuters reporters said. One day earlier, Netanyahu had thanked Biden for “a clear support for Israel’s right to self-defense”.
Palestinian American Muslims, a patriotic group, have also asked not to participate in the Eid celebrations on Sunday.
“Strong criticism of this critical response by Biden’s management is essential. We will not allow the White House to use our holy Eid celebrations to politically assist the Palestinian people, ”he said. He said.
So far, thousands of people he objected in US cities over the weekend to support the Palestinians and demand the removal of Washington unrelated to Israel.