On April 2nd, a traditional meeting took place at the White House between US President Joe Biden and representatives of the Muslim community. This meeting coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Notably, this year's gathering unfolded amidst the Israel-Hamas conflict.

According to The New York Times, participants revealed that one guest expressed reluctance to attend because his wife opposed meeting someone who supports Israel in the war. In response, Biden acknowledged the sentiment, noting that his wife shares the same desire for an end to the conflict.

Salima Suswell, founder of the Black Muslim Leadership Council, recounted being taken aback by the first lady's firm stance. She even recorded Biden stating, "She says, 'Stop it now, Joe.'"

White House administration officials, interviewed by the newspaper, emphasized that both the president and the first lady hold similar positions. They are equally troubled by civilian casualties in the conflict.