WASHINGTON – Several Jewish organizations wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to oppose Adeel Abdullah Mangi’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mangi donated thousands of dollars to the Rutgers’ Center for Security, Race and Rights and was personally invited to serve on the Center’s board of advisors by the Center’s director, who has consistently promoted anti-Semitic rhetoric.
Coalition for Jewish Values:
“The left-wing Jewish organizations lining up to back Mr. Mangi’s nomination do not represent the consensus of American Jewry, much less its rabbinic leadership. Mr. Mangi’s alliance with the Center raises genuine concerns about his judgment and his commitment to American principles. Those concerns have nothing to do with his religious background or faith.”
“We believe these concerns to be sufficiently grave that we urge the committee to await a more suitable candidate, untainted by associations with antisemitic organizations, especially at a time when antisemitic hatred is openly displayed in a fashion which Americans have not seen since the Nazi era.”
Zionist Organization of America, Americans Against Antisemitism, StopAntisemitism and Students Supporting Israel:
“Mangi repeatedly asserted that he was merely a CSRR Advisory Board member; merely advised on CSRR’s ‘academic research’; and he had no knowledge of, responsibility for or involvement in CSRR’s activities, statements, publications, officials and featured speakers.”
“If a nominee for a top judicial post asserted that he was merely a Ku Klux Klan advisory board member, and merely advised on the KKK’s ‘academic research,’ his nomination would be flatly rejected. Mangi likewise must not be confirmed.”
“We also note those Jewish organizations that are supporting Mr. Mangi do not represent the views and deep concerns of the majority of American Jews or the majority of decent Americans. We thus strongly urge the Senate to vote against Adeel Abdullah Mangi’s confirmation.”