President Joe Biden said: "The three Abrahamic religions are similar and can be merged."
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Social media users have recently claimed that the U.S. President Joe Biden said: “the three Abrahamic religions are similar and can be merged.”
Misbar investigated the circulating claim and discovered it to be misleading, as the U.S. president did not say that the three Abrahamic religions could be merged. "There are a lot of similarities between the three major religions," he said, at a reception in the White House to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Monday, May 2, 2022.
"For the first time in decades, three Abrahamic faiths all celebrate their holy days at the same time. Think about it. That's a message, guys. No, I really mean that. I think– I really believe it," President Biden added.
The president did not talk about the possibility of merging these religions together.
Photo Description: Transcript of President Biden’s speech at the event.
The Three Abrahamic Religions
The three Abrahamic religions are Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. They are described as “Abrahamic” after the Prophet Abraham.
The Holidays This Year
A number of the main holidays celebrated by different religions were celebrated at the same time this year. The Jewish Passover was on April 15, while Easter, one of the most important and largest holidays, was on April 17 for communities following the Western calendar, and on April 24, for communities following the Orthodox Eastern Calendar.
According to the visibility of the Shawwal Crescent, Muslims also celebrated Eid al-Fitr this year on May 2 and 3, after completing Ramadan.
Translated by Wesam Abo Marq