As usual, the left is pushing identity politics-based hiring, instead of focusing on qualifications. Rep. Grace Meng and two law associations have called for Joe Biden to appoint Muslim judges to federal courts.
The vice chair of the Democratic Party Grace Meng is using her influence to advocate for the appointment of Muslim judges, should the Democrats win the presidency and take back the Senate.
Meng delivered a letter to Biden‘s presidential campaign on October 9, which asked Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris to publicly commit to appointing Muslim judges to the federal judiciary.
The letter was drafted by two law organizations: the Muslim Bar Association of New York, and the South Asian Bar Association of New York.
“The judiciary today does not reflect the America it presides over. As of 2020, there is to our knowledge no appointed member of the federal judiciary who identifies as Muslim, nor has there ever been,” the letter states.
Meng and the two law organizations claim in the letter that Muslims have a nearly 400-year history in the American colonies and the United States, asserting that the first Muslims in the United States were trafficked as slaves from Africa.
Jihad Watch asks: “Did the letter cite Islam’s role in the transatlantic slave trade? Of course not. Nor does it say anything about the ongoing Islamic genocide against Christians in Africa. Anything about the black slavery that still persists in Libya, Mauritania, Algeria and Sudan? No.”
Should judges be appointed based on race? Should a letter that was primarily focused on grievance and identity politics influence a president to appoint certain people? Should members of the judiciary be focused on identity politics instead of the law? Or do these ideas set a bad precedent for our country?
Article IV, Clause 3 of the Constitution prohibits a religious test for any office. This clause states: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” Should the founders have included a clause prohibiting a racial test as well?
A Pew report from 2018 states that approximately 3.5 million Americans identify as Muslim.
According to the Queens Daily Eagle, Meng and the law associations told Biden that “Representation is crucial as Americans demonstrate for equity and against discrimination, including anti-Islamic prejudice.”
Identity politics is harmful to our society, and goes against the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., the man who most leftists that adhere to identity politics often cite as their hero. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” said King.
Jihad Watch explains: “The letter was intended for ignorant Leftist social justice warriors who have no clue about Islamic history, and who, instead of educating themselves, prefer to indulge in a victimhood narrative and wallow in guilt over things for which they were not responsible, comforting themselves with an unjustified feeling of moral superiority. All the while, they aid and abet Muslim Brotherhood interests.”
Meng and the law associations did not include in their letter any names of Muslim judges, or any qualifications other than race. Affirmative action seems to be the only thing on their mind, even in positions where knowledge of the law should be the only qualification.