Eid ceremony in White House, Muslim Mayor prevented from participating
US President Joe Biden organized an Eid ceremony at the White House, in which Muslim Mayor of New Jersey was prevented from participating.
According to foreign media, the Eid ceremony at the White House was organized by the US President Joe Biden, in which prominent Muslim personalities including Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Pakistani-origin Texas Assembly member Dr. Salman Lallani, Democratic leader Taher Javed, Rubina Tahir, and attorney Numan Hussain participated.
However, the Muslim Mayor of Prospect Park, New Jersey, Mohammad Khairullah, was prevented from attending the Eid party at the White House by a secret agency.
Just before Mayor Mohammad Khairullah arrived at the ceremony, he received a phone call from the secret service, informing him that his security clearance had not been granted, so he could not attend.
The spokesman for the secret agency, Anthony Guglielmi, confirmed that Muslim Mayor Mohammad Khairullah was not given permission to enter the White House, but he denied giving any reason for the refusal.
In a statement, spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that they could not provide further information on security measures taken for security operations at the White House.
The White House has denied commenting on the issue of preventing Mayor Mohammad Khairullah from participating.
On the other hand, the New Jersey chapter of the American Islamic Relations Council (CAIR) has called for an immediate investigation into the incident, calling it “unacceptable and discriminatory.”