'Your words ring hollow, Mr President': Internet slams Joe Biden for remembering Gaza and Sudan in his Eid wishes

'Your words ring hollow, Mr President': Internet slams Joe Biden for remembering Gaza and Sudan in his Eid wishes
President Joe Biden was slammed online after he wished Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on April 9, 2024 (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: President Joe Biden took to X (formerly Twitter) to share his greetings on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, April 9.

While wishing people on the occasion of Eid, Biden remembered the war-torn regions of Gaza and Sudan. These two predominantly Muslim regions have turned into sites of humanitarian disasters over the last year.

Netizens found the irony of the incumbent mentioning Gaza particularly disturbing, as the United States continues to be the greatest ally and largest arms supplier to Israel, the country that is bombing Gaza, resulting in the deaths of thousands of civilians.

The conditions in Sudan and Gaza

According to Voice of America, fighting in Sudan began on April 15, 2023, between the regular army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, and has since spiraled into a humanitarian crisis.

Thousands of people have been killed, while more than 8.5 million had to flee their homes. Nearly 1.8 million people crossed the borders, with more on the way in a manner "as if the emergency had started yesterday," described the United Nations on April 9.

As for Gaza, the conditions have worsened since Israel launched an assault following the Hamas attack on their territory on October 7, 2023. According to Al Jazeera, more than 33,000 people Palestinians have died since, which includes more than 13,800 children.

The United States has supported Israel throughout the war and done little to alleviate the situation. Recently, the country started supplying humanitarian aid to Palestine and calling for a ceasefire.

However, Politico reported on April 1 that the Biden administration is considering major new weapons sales to Israel which includes up to 50 new F-15 fighter jets, 30 AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles, and a number of Joint Direct Attack Munition kits, which turn dumb bombs into precision-guided weapons.

Joe Biden's message on Eid

Sharing his wishes for the Islamic festival on X, Biden wrote, "As Muslim families and communities come together for Eid al-Fitr, they are also reflecting on the pain felt by so many."

"My thoughts are with those around the world enduring conflict, hunger, and displacement, including in places such as Gaza and Sudan," he continued, before adding, "Now is the time to recommit to the work of building peace and standing for the dignity of all."


Internet slams Joe Biden for mentioning Gaza and Sudan in his Eid greetings

"Your words ring hollow, Mr President. While you offer condolences, your unwavering support for Israel's aggression makes you complicit in the genocide and suffering of the Palestinian people in Gaza. It's time for action, not empty rhetoric," wrote an X user, responding to the incumbent's post.


"This is sadistic considering your role in the current conflict, hunger and displacement," stated another.


"Your thoughts and your bombs are with them," one person said.


"We don't need your kind words, just stop sending bombs to Israel," another individual said.


"You are literally funding Israel, and giving aide to the people Israel is bombing. How sadistic is that?" expressed one user.


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