Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would like to see American children learn more about Islam in class, he said Monday.
Speaking virtually at the “Million Muslim Votes” summit, he expressed his desire to see Muslims have a greater influence over American culture.
“Look, one of the things I think is important — 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,” Biden told the summit, which was hosted by the Islamic advocacy group Emgage Action.
The former vice president has courted the Islamic vote and has been endorsed by Emgage Action.
Still, Biden told the group of Muslim Americans he intends to earn their votes by pulling back policies put in place by President Donald Trump.
Accusing Trump of promoting “Islamic-phobia,” Biden declared, “I’m here today to ask you to join me in the fight to rip this poison from our government, root and stem.”