Joe Biden: ‘Prohibiting Muslims From Entering the Country Is Morally Wrong’

By CNSNews.com Staff | December 2, 2020 | 3:47pm EST
Participants hold Biden campaign sings at the Iowa caucus at the Islamic Education Center Ezan mosque in Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 3, 2020. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Participants hold Biden campaign sings at the Iowa caucus at the Islamic Education Center Ezan mosque in Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 3, 2020. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Joe Biden on his campaign website has published a page entitled “Joe Biden’s Agenda for Muslim-American Communities” on which he says: “Prohibiting Muslims from entering the country is morally wrong, and there is no intelligence or evidence that suggests it makes our nation more secure.”

“As President, Joe will rescind the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban on day one and urge Congress to pass the No Ban Act to ensure future administrations cannot restore Trump’s Ban,” says Biden’s agenda.

“On January 27, 2017, Donald Trump’s Administration launched an un-American attack on Muslims and refugees with the hateful goal of closing our nation off to immigrants who are often fleeing the worst conflict zones in the world, simply because of their faith,” says Biden’s agenda.

“The Trump Administration’s anti-Muslim bias hurts our economy and betrays our values,” it says.

“Prohibiting Muslims from entering the country is morally wrong, and there is no intelligence or evidence that suggests it makes our nation more secure,” said Biden’s agenda. “It is yet another abuse of power by the Trump Administration designed to target primarily black and brown immigrants. 

“Religious freedom is a foundational principle of this country,” says Biden’s agenda. “Protecting the religious freedom of Muslim-Americans is vital to protecting that right for us all and ensuring that America sets a positive example for the rest of the world.

“As President, Joe will rescind the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban on day one and urge Congress to pass the No Ban Act to ensure future administrations cannot restore Trump’s Ban,” it says.

Here is the section of “Joe Biden’s Agenda for Muslim-American Communities” that says “prohibiting Muslims from entering the country is morally wrong’ and notes that Biden will rescind Trump’s Muslim ban:

Protect constitutional and civil rights of Muslim-Americans. 

“On January 27, 2017, Donald Trump’s Administration launched an un-American attack on Muslims and refugees with the hateful goal of closing our nation off to immigrants who are often fleeing the worst conflict zones in the world, simply because of their faith. The Trump Administration’s anti-Muslim bias hurts our economy and betrays our values. Prohibiting Muslims from entering the country is morally wrong, and there is no intelligence or evidence that suggests it makes our nation more secure. It is yet another abuse of power by the Trump Administration designed to target primarily black and brown immigrants. 

“Religious freedom is a foundational principle of this country. Protecting the religious freedom of Muslim-Americans is vital to protecting that right for us all and ensuring that America sets a positive example for the rest of the world. As President, Joe will rescind the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban on day one and urge Congress to pass the No Ban Act to ensure future administrations cannot restore Trump’s Ban.

“Joe will also ensure that all Americans will be treated with the rights and dignity that they are guaranteed under our Constitution. Despite comprising only 1% of the population, according to FBI statistics, nearly 15% of religion-based hate crimes were committed against Muslim-Americans in 2018. These are only the hate crimes that are reported. As President, Joe will directly address the rise in hateful attacks, fix long-standing issues with how the government reports and deals with hate crimes, and enact legislation prohibiting someone convicted of a hate crime from purchasing or possessing a firearm. Joe will order his Justice Department to focus additional resources to combat religion-based hate crimes and to confront white nationalist terrorism. Joe’s administration will confront discriminatory policies that single out Muslim-Americans and cast entire communities under suspicion, and he will ensure that our government’s engagement with Muslims is not viewed through a security lens.”

Below is a screen capture of a segment of the page on Joe Biden's campaign website that is entitled, "Joe Biden's Agenda for Muslim-American Communities:"

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