Adeel Abdullah Mangi, a Pakistani immigrant nominated by Biden to a federal judgeship, had an interesting way of marking 9/11.
In 2021, the Center for Security, Race and Rights hosted an event on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that featured Sami al-Arian, a former professor who helped fund the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad. It promoted an event, “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS): Globalized Palestinian Resistance to Israel’s Settler Colonialism and Apartheid,” with Hatem Bazian, the founder of Students for Justice in Palestine, an anti-Israel group that has pushed pro-Hamas rhetoric.
Last year, the center held an event with the activist group Palestine Legal to provide “legal strategy” to anti-Israel college students. An official from Palestine Legal has a history of praising Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
The center has maintained its anti-Israel views in the wake of Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrorist attack. The think tank said that to condemn Hamas was to “ignore over 75 years of colonial violence and the horrific consequences born out of these decades of oppression and attempted erasure.”
Mangi, who left the center’s board in June, downplayed his role with the organization during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. He said he was unaware of the 9/11 anniversary event with Sami al-Arian and that he “unequivocally condemn[s] any terrorism and anybody associated with it.”
Including Kathy? You don’t need a weatherman to know Adeel is blowing hot air.
Adeel Abdullah Mangi, whom Biden tapped to serve on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, is an advisory board member of Alliance of Families for Justice. The organization, which works to end “mass incarceration,” was formed in 2016 with Weather Underground member Kathy Boudin as a founding director. Boudin pleaded guilty to the murder of two police officers and a security guard during an armored truck robbery in 1981. The FBI named Weather Underground a domestic terrorist organization following a string of bombings and robberies in the 1970s and ‘80s.
The Alliance of Families for Justice, where Mangi has served since 2019, organized an event in 2021 to urge the release of six Black Panther and Black Liberation Army members serving life in prison for murdering police officers. The Alliance referred to the cop killers—including Black Panther members Mumia Abu-Jamal, H. Rap Brown, and others—as “freedom fighters” and claimed they were illegally targeted by the FBI.
Either Adeel Abdullah Mangi was unaware of even the most basic details about the organizations he was serving on the boards of, in which case he’s dangerously unqualified for any position of serious responsibility, or he was, in which case he’s even more dangerously unqualified.