Many Dearborn residents reconsider voting for Biden in upcoming election
Monday, February 12, 2024
Biden administration officials traveled to Dearborn on Thursday to meet Muslim and Arab-American community leaders, in an effort to repair relations with this key Michigan constituency upset about his support for Israel's war in Gaza.
Protesters are telling President Joe Biden and his administration to take action before more people die in Gaza.
Imran Salha is the Imam of the Islamic Center of Detroit. He said he is abandoning Biden now for not taking action.
"I want the killing to stop," said Salha. "I want Israel to be held accountable. It's too late, and you were well aware of their indiscriminate killing. "
Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hamoud met with the Biden officials - and posted on "X" following the two hour meeting, that he and other Dearborn leaders remained uncompromising in their demands for a permanent ceasefire and for ending what he called "unrestricted military support" to Israel.
He did say he would keep the dialogue open.
The Biden administration planned to center the meeting on outreach with the community, but Dearborn resident Salha said although he once believed in President Biden he now feels as though Palestinian and Arab-American voices are falling on deaf ears.
"I did actually vote for Biden last election, and we are now abandoning Biden," said Salha. "People of conscience and people of humanity and morals are choosing to abandon him, and they have not dealt with Palestinians fairly."
Hammoud also shared on "X" that he along with several other dissenting voices in Michigan will encourage voters to select "uncommitted" in the state's February 27 Democratic primary, unless there's a change of course in Gaza.
get more stories like this via email
Health and Wellness
The Alabama House and Senate both passed bills this week that would help people resume in vitro fertilization and provide legal protections for provid…
It's early in the season for wildfires in Nebraska, but dozens of firefighters have already been battling a large wildfire near North Platte for …
A new report finds some Missouri laws and prospective laws are perceived as discriminatory regardless of their actual intent - and it outlines some bi…
By Frank Jossi for Energy News Network.Broadcast version by Mike Moen for Minnesota News Connection reporting for the Joyce Foundation-Public News Ser…
By Claire Carlson, John Upton and Kaitlyn Trudeau for The Daily Yonder.Broadcast version by Mark Richardson for Oregon News Service for the Public …
A new Network for Public Education report grades Florida an "F" for its public school funding. As Florida lawmakers negotiate the state budget in …
As members of Congress and presidential candidates battle it out over immigration, a group of Nevada leaders and experts dedicated to advancing …
A bill in Olympia would open access to unemployment while workers are on strike, but time is running out for lawmakers to pass the legislation…