Neil Munro, Breitbart, October 19, 2023
President Joe Biden used his Oval Office speech to warn the nation — and his Muslim and Jewish supporters — against mutual hatred as Israel prepares to smash a Muslim terror group.
“We must without equivocation, denounce antisemitism: We must also without equivocation denounce Islamophobia,” he said in his address to the nation, adding:
And to all you hurting, those of you hurting, I want you to know I see you. You belong. And I want to say this to you — you’re all American, you’re all American.
Biden sidelined the causes of the rising domestic hatred — chiefly, the government’s immigration policy that has fuelled diversity and birthed identity-based “woke” politics — as he blamed unidentified “hate.”
However, he used the term “Islamophobia” to suggest that public concerns about the civic duties of the Islamic religion are a “phobia,” which is commonly defined as “an extreme, irrational fear of a specific object or situation.”
After addressing Jewish concerns, he pivoted to Muslim concerns — but without identifying the Israel counterattacks in the Gaza strip, or the opinion polls that blame Hamas for the murders, and without identifying the 9/11 attackers:
I know many of you in the Muslim American community, the Arab American, the Palestinian American community, and so many others, are outraged and [are] saying to yourself, “Here we go again with Islamophobia and distrust we saw after 9/11.”
He quickly moved on from the 9/11 attack to the October 14 attack by a landlord on a Muslim family:
Biden’s Department of Homeland Security is also warning of attacks by hotheads against both Jews and Muslims:
As the Israel-Hamas conflict continues, we have seen an increase in reports of threats against Jewish, Muslim, and Arab communities and institutions. Lone offenders, motivated by a range of violent ideologies, pose the most likely threat.