The Presidential debate in the US took place last night between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Given the nature of the debate, and how much everyone across the world loves being involved in US politics, there was bound to be a lot of discussion around the events that took place. Most people were possibly expecting Trump to make a fool out of himself defending his tax returns or something along those lines. What no one could ever have predicted was that Biden apparently has some great Muslim friends because he really used the word Insha Allah (Arabic for ‘God willing’) on the live debate.
The whole internet is just shaken by this latest update. And this surprise comes after 8 months of just having the wildest year to ever have happened.
Here come the reactions
This Twitter user best describes just how unexpected it was.
Biden saying Inshallah was not on my 2020 bingo
— Aiden, had to do it to em (@Aiden_Farrell97) September 30, 2020
People have had so many thoughts.
really need the clip of biden saying Inshallah like i really need that very badly please
— sylvia rose (@roseylebt) September 30, 2020
In case you need to hear it, here it is. See if you can catch it because if we’re being honest, his pronunciation is very white.
Biden dropped an "Inshallah" at the debate. pic.twitter.com/DLrGWR3eGb
— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) September 30, 2020
mans can’t even pronounce inshallah correctly https://t.co/pxCSzREv6M
— rabiya :~) (@rabieberrr) September 30, 2020
His use of the word has left a lot of people very confused.
Wtf is an Inshallah? https://t.co/guHImqiQna
— Chase Carter (@chasecarter510) September 30, 2020
“when? inshallah?” who taught him
— eh (@mtherezee) September 30, 2020
FFS, he did not say inshallah. #Debates2020
— Jennifer Jajeh (@jenjajeh) September 30, 2020
The best part is that he didn’t even use it in the literal sense. He clearly knew enough about the global Muslim community’s absolute favorite word to use it in the most sarcastic way possible.
Okay, for those of you wondering – did Joe Biden really drop an “inshallah” with the appropriate sarcastic usage?
Yes, he did. I confirmed with his campaign – that is indeed what the man said. https://t.co/MqseBsl2Ck
— Asma Khalid (@asmamk) September 30, 2020
His use of the word was so good that Biden has actually become a meme.
In Persian we use "Inshala" when we promise someone to do something but we never intend to do it, just a lie promise to screw someone for now to stop asking. Biden used it in the best possible way.
Girl: you said you'll marry me.
Cat: I said inshallah pic.twitter.com/m7576IM6HN
— آقای صمدی (@Samadoffline) September 30, 2020
Lmao the real take-home is that even white westerners acknowledge the version of “Inshallah” Mums use that never comes to fruition 💀 https://t.co/ugTKJlVgGZ
— Kae 🌴✨ (@Kuerencia) September 30, 2020
— May (@smaedes) September 30, 2020
I predict the new sarcastic slang word of 2020 will be #inshallah thanks to Biden
— a (@anmarired) September 30, 2020
Some peeps criticized him for it
But as is the case with Twitter debates, there has to be some sort of conflict. In this case, it comes in the form of many people believing that Biden saying Insha Allah was in fact not entertaining at all.
Some even called it out for being a PR tool that does nothing for an actual understanding and inclusion of Muslim communities.
— Naman Jawaid (@Controversialll) September 30, 2020
Biden says Inshallah but still supports Israel bombing Palestine. A king 🥰
— gizem 🇹🇷🇦🇿 (@tvrkishhh) September 30, 2020
Biden didn’t even say inshallah properly but his PR team knew the youth will eat it up lmao can’t believe he’s trending for that. Ugh, this duniya.
— Prince (@basedonshiro) September 30, 2020
This isn’t a debate we see going away anytime soon. The infamous Biden InshaAllah seems like it’s here to stay.
But now for the final question? Did you hear ‘Insha Allah’, ‘Enchilada’ or ‘In July’? Joe Biden has certainly become the conversation right now.