(Patriot.Buzz) – Posing a threat to his re-election and in response to the U.S. unwavering support of Israel, particularly after the October 7 attacks by Hamas, several leftwing Muslim leaders from pivotal swing states initiated the “#AbandonBiden” campaign during a meeting in Dearborn, Michigan.
The campaign represents a concerted effort from Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania leaders to oppose Biden’s re-election, uniting their efforts for greater impact.
Hassan Abdel Salam, a University of Minnesota professor and a #AbandonBiden National Coalition member, articulated the group’s intention at a press conference.
“We’re looking into finding ways to build a mechanism of coordination between all the swing states so that we’re constantly working together to ensure that Muslim Americans will come out in all of these states, and that Mr. Biden will lose each and every one of them,” he stated. “Right behind me, what Mr. Biden should see is 111 electoral votes. And he won last time with 74.”
This campaign emerges from a context where each leader previously ran independent campaigns in their states, voicing the Arab and Muslim American communities’ dissatisfaction with Biden’s handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While these leaders clearly oppose Biden, they also distance themselves from supporting former President Donald Trump, the 2024 Republican front-runner.
“We’re not supporting Trump,” clarified Hussein. “We’re not going to make the same mistake of thinking about President Biden the way we thought. We don’t have two options. We have many options, and we’re going to exercise that.”
Hussein further criticized Biden, labeling him as “a dangerous president” and expressing concern about potential future military engagements. He asserted a sentiment for peace and a ceasefire in the region, effectively aiding Hamas and reflecting the group’s desire to change U.S. foreign policy.
This movement underlines the increasing leftwing political activism and influence of Muslim communities in key U.S. states, particularly in the context of national elections.