In light of recent terrorist assaults by Hamas on Israel, NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell asked if President Joe Biden had any intentions to visit a mosque.
Since the attacks began, 1,200 Israelis have lost their lives.
Regarding the war between Hamas and Israel, O’Donnell directed the question at White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre (KJP).
O’Donnell noted that Biden makes it to mass at his local Catholic church once a week.
He wondered if the recent conflict had sparked his curiosity to attend a synagogue or mosque or led him to try something new regarding religion.
In response, Jean-Pierre said, “No.”
KJP said that at the outset of her briefing, she clarified that the administration “was there” for people of all faiths, adding that they shall keep an eye out for the Jewish community and are “here” for the Jewish community. She said that the Arab community could also count on their help, as well as the Muslim community. KJP said the president also recognizes the importance of making the public feel safe and secure.
She said his advisors in Homeland Security are doing just that. She inferred that this was why he had a meeting with them earlier: to get an update and that they would be followed up on.
Around the world, pro-Palestinian activists have converged to rally against Israel.
An angry mob gathered on Monday to protest outside Australia’s Sydney Opera House, where the Israeli flag was displayed in lights.
Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, claims that Hamas terrorists have murdered or beheaded 40 Israeli infants and burned Israelis alive. Women who have been raped multiple times by terrorists can be seen in graphic detail. Hamas members have murdered parents in front of their children.
According to John Kirby, national security spokesperson for the White House, 27 Americans have been murdered in the Hamas strike.