Biden was forced to scale back scope of Ramadan event after push­back from Mus­lim lead­ers

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden scaled back a planned Ramadan event after Mus­lim lead­ers expressed their dis­sat­is­fac­tion over his stance on the war in Gaza.
Biden met with some Mus­lim lead­ers and then held a small din­ner with some Mus­lims in his admin­is­tra­tion, Reuters report­ed. While the event was expect­ed to be a larg­er affair, such as in years past, the White House told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er that it gave com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers the option to choose the for­mat, and the con­sen­sus was a work­ing meet­ing on pol­i­cy.
One Mus­lim advo­ca­cy group, Emgage Action, told the news out­let it declined Biden’s invi­ta­tion, cit­ing “con­tin­ued uncon­di­tion­al mil­i­tary aid to Israel,” which has led to a “human­i­tar­i­an cat­a­stro­phe of epic pro­por­tions.”
The White House con­firmed that some indi­vid­u­als, includ­ing those from Emgage Action, declined to go to the event but that the num­ber was small.
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