The U.S. president, Joe Biden, welcomed a number of Muslims to the White House.
Eid-al-Fitr has been celebrated at White House since the presidency of Bill Clinton back in 1990s, but trump’s predecessor had cancelled all such occasions and Biden restored them.
Hundreds of people participated, and president Biden said he had promised as a presidential candidate to bring back marking Eid al-Fitr at the White House, but was forced to hold a virtual celebration last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Today, around the world, we’ve seen so many Muslims that have been targeted by violence. No one, no one should discriminate against or be oppressed, or be repressed, for their religious beliefs,” Biden said.
President Biden said that Muslims make Americans stronger every single day, even as they still face real challenges and threats in that country, including targeted violence and Islamophobia.
Eid-al-Fitr has been celebrated in White House for years, but Trump had cancelled these types of celebrations and just issued statements on such issues.