Democrat Party Gives Convention Speaking Role to Radical ISNA President Ingrid Mattson
August 23, 2008
Democrat Party Continues Down Path Of Dhimmitude, Gives Convention Speaking Role To Radical ISNA President Ingrid Mattson
August 22, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The notion of the Democrat party - an organization which has at every juncture shown blistering hostility to people of faith - opening their Denver convention this week with an "interfaith" extravaganza is preposterous, a bad joke at best. Likewise their offering up Ingrid Mattson - current president of one of America's most radical Islamist pressure groups, the Islamic Society of North America - as a representative of the American Muslim community is equally absurd.
ISNA is an American wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian terrorist group and was named last summer as an unindicted co-conspirator in the ongoing Hamas terror prosecution, U.S. vs Holy Land Foundation et al.
One might hope that considering the Obama campaign's significant missteps in dealing dealing with the Muslim world - see for example, Barack Obama's New Muslim Advisor Cements Campaign's Ties To Terror Friendly Organizations and Mazen Asbahi, Obama's Immoderate Muslim Outreach Director, Forced To Resign - that a less antagonistic Muslim could have been found.
Ms. Mattson is an incendiary personality, spreading hate filled intolerance as a pivotal leader in the Muslim Brotherhood linked ISNA, for example, the following March 14, 2007 citation by Charles A. Radin, a staff writer for the Boston Globe:
"CAMBRIDGE - The president of the Islamic Society of North America warned last night that American Jews who ally with right-wing Christians to oppose Muslim organizations are pursuing a high-risk strategy that could backfire.
As Joel Mowbray wrote in a March 26, 2004, piece in Jewish World Review, "Why are Jews lending legitimacy to dangerous Muslim groups?"
"Though Dr. Ingrid Mattson appears moderate, she is insidious precisely because she maintains that fašade while steadfastly refusing to criticize radical Islamists, claiming that there is no such thing as Wahhabism and that the term "Islamic terrorism" should not be used in the media. Most shocking of all, though, is how little concern she expressed about suicide bombings in an essay she wrote shortly after 9/11.
Under Mattson's leadership, nothing has been done to moderate ISNA's radical views, as a matter of fact the organization's traditional anti-Semitism is on full display as terror authority Joe Kaufman [Chairman of Americans Against Hate] noted in a telephone interview:
"As recently as last month, under Mattson's watch, ISNA propagated material on its national website calling for the murder of Jews and the waging of war against Jews and Christians. [the violent ISNA documents can be viewed here] Itis unconscionable for the Democratic leadership to allow the head of a group that is connected to terrorism and that spreads hate against others to participate in a political convention. We demand that Mattson be disinvited from speaking at the Democratic Convention immediately. ISNA and Mattson should be condemned for their actions."
The Democrat leadership by their actions in giving the Islamist Mattson a prominent speaking role on the first night of the Democrat convention, have granted undeserved legitimacy to her and the organization which she leads, proving that the Democrats remain tone-deaf and incapable of dealing with the greatest challenge that the West is facing, Islamofascism. http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=mattsonid=8.23.08%2Ehtm