Focusing on the color of a candidate’s skin rather than the content of their character, Rep. Grace Meng and two law associations have called for Joe Biden to appoint Muslim judges to federal courts.
Grace Meng is the vice chair of the Democratic Party, and is attempting to use that influence to push Biden to appoint Muslim judges, should Biden win and Democrats retake the Senate.
On October 9, Meng delivered a letter to the Biden campaign, asking the presidential candidate 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.
In the letter, Meng and the two law groups claim that Muslims have a nearly 400-year history in the American colonies and the United States, and try to assert 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 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 2018 Pew report states that approximately 3.5 million Americans identify as Muslim.
According to the Queens Daily Eagle, Meng and the law organizations told Biden that “Representation is crucial as Americans demonstrate for equity and against discrimination, including anti-Islamic prejudice.”
The ideas put forth through identity politics are harmful to our society, and go 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.”
In their letter, Meng and the law associations conveniently forgot to include any names of Muslim judges they wish to be appointed by Biden. The letter focuses on why appointing members of a certain race is justified, but does not include any other qualifications. Apparently, affirmative action is the only thing on the minds of these people, even in positions where the only qualification should be knowledge of the law.