Muslim mayor from New Jersey barred from White House Eid celebration

Muslim Mayor from New Jersey Barred from White House Eid Celebration

The White House has been the center of controversy once again, as it barred the Muslim mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey, Mohamed Khairullah, from attending the annual Eid celebration. The event, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is typically attended by Muslim leaders from across the country.

Mayor Khairullah, who is a Syrian refugee and a US citizen, was reportedly denied entry to the White House due to his political views and his outspoken criticism of the Trump administration’s policies towards Muslims and refugees. In a statement, the mayor said that he was “disappointed and saddened” by the decision, and that it was a “clear example of the Trump administration’s Islamophobia and xenophobia.”

The White House has not commented on the incident, but it is not the first time that the Trump administration has been accused of discriminating against Muslims. In 2017, the president signed an executive order banning travel from several Muslim-majority countries, which was later struck down by the courts.

The incident has sparked outrage among Muslim leaders and civil rights groups, who have called on the White House to apologize and to allow Mayor Khairullah to attend the Eid celebration. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has also called for an investigation into the incident, and for the White House to provide an explanation for why the mayor was barred from the event.

The incident is a reminder of the ongoing discrimination and prejudice faced by Muslims in the United States, and the need for greater understanding and acceptance of diverse communities. As Mayor Khairullah said in his statement, “We must continue to stand up against hate and bigotry, and work towards a more inclusive and just society for all.”