Joe Biden has told attendees of a Muslim summit that he wished American school children were taught more about Islam.
Speaking at the “Million Muslim Votes” summit earlier this month, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said:
“Look, one of the things that I think is important, I wish, I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith.
“I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths. It’s one of the great confessional faiths. And what people don’t realize is — one of my avocations is theology — don’t realise is we all come from the same root here in terms of our fundamental basic beliefs,” he added.
The event was hosted by Emgage Action, the country’s larger Muslim American PAC. The organisation endorsed Biden’s presidential bid back in April.
According to Fox News: “Biden told the voters he would end President Trump’s travel ban affecting Muslim-majority countries on day one of his presidency and blamed the White House’s current occupant for ‘an unconscionable rise in Islamophobia.’”
Joe Biden speaks to Million Muslim Votes Summit: “I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith.” pic.twitter.com/ZsWfapCyXS— The Hill (@thehill) July 20, 2020