The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Zahid Quraishi to the U.S. District Court in New Jersey, making him the first Muslim federal judge in the United States.
The chamber voted 81-16 in favor of President Joe Biden’s judicial appointment.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer urged the confirmation in Senate floor remarks ahead of the vote.
“Mr. Quraishi will be the first American Muslim in United States history to serve as an Article III federal judge. The third largest religion in the United States, and he will become the first to ever serve as an Article III judge,” Schumer said.
“We must expand not only demographic diversity, but professional diversity, and I know that President Biden agrees with me on this, and this will be something that I will set out out to do.”
Quraishi became a federal magistrate in 2019 after working professionally as lawyer at Riker Danzig law firm in New Jersey, CBS News reported. He was also a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey and an assistant chief counsel at the Department of Homeland Security.
He served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and had two deployments to Iraq.
Quraishi was among a rash of federal judicial nominees Biden made in March, shortly after taking office.
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A Muslim federal judge—just what we need. Tliab and Omar are doing their happy dance, no doubt.
How can a mudslime, WHO’s own religion says to LIE TO INFIDELS< ever be trusted to UPHOLD OUR LAWS over their sharia bull..
A Biden Judge is a liberal judge. Need I say more?
how many repubikins voted for this slime?
31 repukelicans voted for this muslim jihadist. We need to rid ourselves of all of them. muslims are not our friends.
THEN WHAT are the names of those traitors!
Isn’t that wonderful.
I’m certain there were more “qualified” people for the position, but like everything else in this country lately, it was “time”.
These days who cares what the qualifications are.. DIVERSITY HIRES are all that count.
The obscenely woke Biden-Harris Administration is obsessed with filling openings with individuals who possess superficial characteristics that satisfy a diversity checklist instead of proposing the most uniquely qualified candidate regardless of the candidate’s race, religion, sexual orientation, or sexual identity. Zahid Quraishi may be highly qualified but the fact he is a Muslim does absolutely nothing to reassure me that he will be a competent and fair federal judge. In fact, his appointment could raise the concern that he might be tempted to utilize some aspect of sharia law to decide a case instead of strictly following federal law.
Did anyone bother asking him whether he’s a devout Muslim who therefore believes in sharia (Islamic religious law)? Sharia conflicts with western constitutions in many ways and no devout Muslim can honestly uphold the US Constitution. They believe they have to follow their god’s law, not man made law. The US Congress is USELESS if they did not nail the judge down on his views on sharia.
The republicans were probably too SCARED TO dare ask that…