The White House is adamant its Islamophobia strategy is a “genuine” attempt to respond to anti-Muslim discrimination and hate crimes despite its release amid the Israel-Hamas war.
President Joe Biden and his administration take Islamophobia “seriously,” according to White House national security spokesman John Kirby after he was asked about how some members of the Muslim community are questioning the timing.
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“This strategy is born from a genuine desire to go after the kind of hate in America that could lead to real threats of violence against real people, our fellow citizens, who are of the Muslim faith or in the Arab community and Palestinian community,” Kirby told reporters Thursday. “[Biden] has said time after time after time that that kind of hate has no place.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre listens as …