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New York Post
2 Dec 2023


NextImg:Muslim-American voter group vows to ‘Abandon Biden’ over Gaza war

Muslim-American leaders from nine swing states — livid at President Biden for siding with Israel in its war against Hamas — have launched a bid to kick the president out of office.

“We are announcing today that President Biden has lost the 2024 election,” organizer Jaylai Hussein, head of the of the #AbandonBiden National Coalition, said Saturday.

“Goodbye and good riddance.”

The #AbandonBiden 2024 campaign will “guarantee Biden’s loss in the 2024 election,” the group vowed, due to his “unwillingness to call for a ceasefire and protect innocents” in Gaza.

Angry attendees tagged the president as — “Genocide Joe” as they repeated claims made by Hamas terrorists.

“We cannot allow Genocide Joe to have another term in office,” said organizer Hassan Shibly of Florida, accusing Biden of being “directly responsible for the deaths of 10,000 children” in Gaza — a death toll touted by the terror group that has not been confirmed.

Representatives from Muslim communities in Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania met in Dearborn, Mich. to publicize their plans to turn their voters away from the Democrat next year.

Organizer Hassan Shibly of Florida denounced Biden as “Genocide Joe” for supporting Israel’s war against Hamas. Michigan Community Updatse/Facebook

All nine states have significant Muslim minorities that could make or break Biden’s re-election chances, organizers said.

“Right behind me, what Mr. Biden should see is 111 electoral votes,” Hassan Abdel Salam, a professor of global studies at the University of Minnesota, told reporters at a press conference during the meeting.

The nation’s estimated 3.45 million Muslim Americans have traditionally supported Democrats in national elections, according to the Arab American Institute.

Support for Biden among Arab American voters has cratered by 42%, an October poll found. AP

But a nationwide October poll sponsored by AAI found that Muslims were abandoning Biden in droves as Israel ramped up its fight against Hamas in Gaza.

Only 17% of Arab Americans surveyed said they planned to vote for Biden in 2024 — compared to 59% who said they had supported him in 2020.

It was the first survey in AAI’s 26-year polling history that found less than majority support for the Democratic Party among Arab American voters.

The new anti-Biden coalition represents nine states and 111 critical votes in the Electoral College, said Hassan Abdel Salam of Minnesota. Michigan Community Updatse/Facebook

The steep 42% decline could be the difference-maker in closely divided states like Michigan, Arizona, and Georgia, where Biden beat former president Donald Trump by razor-thin margins.

“We aim to bring America back to the right side of history by punishing Biden and making him a one-term president,” said Khalid Turaani of the Michigan Task Force on Palestine.

Michigan, for example, is home to more than 277,000 Arab Americans, according to US Census Bureau estimates — making Muslim votes a crucial component of Biden’s 154,188-vote victory over Trump in 2020.

Organizers hinted that a third-party candidate could get the group’s endorsement — but acknowledged their campaign could result in the ex-president’s return to office.

“We’re not supporting Trump,” Hussein said.

“But we’re not going to make the mistake of thinking about President Biden the way we thought.”