Thursday, February 22, 2024

Washington Examiner Calls on Senate to Block Judicial Nomination

News in BriefWashington Examiner Calls on Senate to Block Judicial Nomination

The U.S. Senate should block the Biden Administration’s appointment of Adeel Mangi to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Washington Examiner declared today. Citing information provided by Middle East Forum, the paper warned that Mangi, a “left-wing radical” should not serve as a judge in part because of his affiliation with the Rutgers Center for Security, Race and Rights (CSRR). After 9/11 the organization hosted an event featuring speakers “advocating for terrorist causes,” the paper declared. Mangi serves as an advisor to the organization and donated to its coffers as well. The Examiner reports:

CSRR’s affiliations with extremist groups are lengthy. Of the 9/11 event panelists, one was Dr. Sami al Arian, a former professor who pleaded guilty in 2006 to aiding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group. Another was Dr. Rabab Abulhadi, a “senior scholar” of SFSU’s Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies program, who organized panels featuring terrorist Leila Khaled of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Khaled was known for two airplane hijackings in the 1960s and 1970s. Abulhadi says she “idolizes” Khaled specifically because she hijacked planes.

Another panelist was Dr. Hatem Bazian, co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine, affiliates of which are being shut down at campuses across the country for supporting Hamas terrorism. Bazian’s long record of radical comments includes a 2004 call for an “intifada” in the United States. An intifada is an uprising and usually involves violence against Israelis.

Given that CSRR “has surrounded itself with rancid Jew-hating, anti-Western agitators,” the Examiner declares, “[a]nybody joining such a board lacks the discernment to be a federal judge.”

If only two Democrats vote against Mangi’s appointment in the full Senate, his nomination will fail, the paper reports.

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