In another case of identity politics pushing for hiring based on race rather than qualifications, Rep. Grace Meng and two law associations have called for Joe Biden to appoint Muslim judges to federal courts.
Representative Meng, the vice chair of the Democratic Party, is using her influence to push for the appointment of Muslim judges, should the Democrats retake the Senate and win the presidency.
On October 9, Meng delivered a letter to Biden‘s presidential campaign, which asked Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris to publicly commit to appointing judges who identify as Muslim to the federal judiciary.
This letter was drafted by 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.
In the letter, Meng and the two law organizations claim that Muslims have a nearly 400-year history in the American colonies and the United States, claiming that the first Muslims in the United States were trafficked as slaves from Africa.
They obviously ignore Muslims’ role in the slave trade at that time, and their current role in slavery that still exists in the Middle East, choosing instead to focus on slavery in the United States which was abolished in 1865.
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 the U.S. appoint judges based on race? Should a letter, which was primarily focused on grievance politics 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, stating: “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?
Approximately 3.5 million Americans identify as Muslim, according to a 2018 Pew report.
According to the Queens Daily Eagle, “Representation is crucial as Americans demonstrate for equity and against discrimination, including anti-Islamic prejudice, Meng and the bar associations told Biden.”
Identity politics is detrimental to society, and goes against the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., the man who most leftists who ascribe 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.”
Of course, Meng and the bar associations did not cite any names of Muslim judges to be appointed to the judiciary. They do not seem to care for qualifications or for offering any specific examples to justify their request. They simply want affirmative action in every aspect of life.