Joe Biden's direct outreach to America's Muslim voters last week appears to have been a strategic step in his run for the White House – and the numbers bear that out.
As reported on OneNewsNow last week, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently praised Islam as "one of the great confessional faiths" while claiming it is routinely maligned by President Donald Trump. Speaking to the Million Muslim Voters Summit from his home in Delaware, the former vice president stated: "I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith."
Muslims in America comprise a mere 1% of the total population – but apparently the Biden campaign sees the Muslim vote as tipping the scales in November. In fact, all he has to do is sway that voting bloc his direction in just a handful of states and he could conceivably make Donald Trump a one-term president.
For example, Muslims could make a difference in some of the states that Trump narrowly won in 2016: such as Michigan (Trump 47.3% – Clinton 47.0%), Wisconsin (47.2% - 46.5%), Pennsylvania (48.2% - 47.5%), and Florida (48.6% - 47.4%). Those four states alone account for 75 electoral votes. In 2016, Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 74 electoral votes.
Jan Markell is founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, a messianic Jewish ministry based in Minnesota. She voices her concern that should Trump lose the election, he will be forced to turn the reins of power over to people who hate Israel and the Jewish people.
"It would appear that America is in the process of falling – and it's a bit ironic that America seems to be falling in the midst of the most pro-Israel administration in Israel's 72 years: that would be the Trump administration," she notes. "You can't find an administration more friendly to Israel [or that's] blessing Israel more than the Trump administration."
Markell has a theory as to why God has allowed America to fall apart in this final year of Donald Trump's term of office. She contends that things started falling apart right after the "deal of the century" was announced at the end of January regarding the administration's Israel-Palestinian peace plan.
"It was Jared Kushner's effort," she says of that plan. "It was going to divide the land, dividing both Israel and dividing Jerusalem. That was presented January 28 at the White House – and a day or two after that began all the talk about COVID, and then the next many weeks America literally began falling apart. I'm very concerned."