Biden: ‘I Wish We Were Taught More In Our Schools About The Islamic Faith’

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told participants of Emgage Action’s virtual “Million Muslim Votes Summit” that he was not taught about the Islamic faith when he was in school.

This is something he wishes was changed.

“I wish we were taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith,” he told the group.

While mentioning “all the great confessional faiths” the Muslim beliefs are the only ones he identifies by name.

“Look, one of the things that I think is important is I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith. I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths — it’s one of the great confessional faiths, and what people don’t realize is one of my avocations is theology, don’t realize is that we all come from the same root here in terms of our fundamental basic beliefs and I just want to thank you for giving me the opportunity, for being engaged, for committing to action this November,” Biden said via the Daily Caller.

According to the report, he also lauded the group and their efforts to increase voter participation among Muslim voters.

“You’re doing what has never been done before. You’re registering and turning out more than 1 million Muslim voters this November. It matters. Your voice — your voice — is your vote, your vote is your voice,” he continued.

Watch a segment of the summit below:

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