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ICYMI: House Committee Joins Senate Judiciary GOP In Investigating Rutgers Center that Promotes Terrorist Sympathizers and Anti-Semitism

Biden nominee responsible for over five percent of Center’s donations

WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Education and the Workforce has joined the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans in investigating Rutgers University and its Center for Security, Race and Rights (CSRR) due to its connections to anti-Semitic and pro-terrorism activity. House Education and Workforce has been probing anti-Semitism on college campuses across the country and is now including the Rutgers Center in their investigation.

Rutgers student Joe J. Gindi told the House Committee that “Jew-hatred has become rampant at Rutgers University. And it has become clear that some members of the school’s administration and faculty are complicit in allowing—and even in encouraging—this hate to grow” and “at Rutgers University—like at many other campuses—there appears to be selective enforcement of [University] rules. They just don’t seem to apply when it comes to protecting Jewish students.”

As the Senate Judiciary GOP has likewise recognized, the House Committee explains that “Rutgers-Newark’s Center for Security, Race and Rights (CSRR) has become notorious as a hotbed of radical antisemitic, anti-American, anti-Israel, and pro-terrorist activity. CSRR’s Director Sahar Aziz and numerous CSRR fellows and faculty affiliates have records of virulent antisemitism and support for terrorism.” 

The climate of anti-Semitism and support for pro-terrorist activity is especially troubling given that President Biden’s current nominee for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Adeel Mangi, served for four years on the Advisory Board of the Rutgers CSRR. According to information received in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation, the total funds raised by the CSRR since its inception in 2018 is $388,000. Judiciary Committee records reveal that Mangi provided and facilitated more than five percent of those donations—a total of $19,500.  

Mr. Mangi’s nomination is opposed by Democratic Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada), Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), seventeen law enforcement groupsseveral Jewish organizationsevery Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and ten Republican Members of Congress representing constituents in the Third Circuit.