Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ingrid Mattson: No Longer Leading ISNA, but Still Advancing Radical Islam

Reprinted from the Campus Watch Blog:

In our latest examination of Ingrid Mattson of Hartford Seminary, journalist Stephen Schwartz finds that although Mattson's presidency of the Islamic Society of North America ended recently, she remains a leading apologist for radical Islam. Schwartz's article appeared at American Thinker:

Ingrid Mattson, a professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary, recently ended a term as the first female and first Muslim convert to serve as president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). But she promises to continue her career as a promoter of radical Islam.

As an example of her ideological commitment, Mattson is advertised as a prominent participant in a conference to be held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St. Paul on February 24/26, 2011. The conference program is breathtaking in its triumphalist view of Islam and its relations with the world. Titled "Shared Cultural Spaces" and benefiting from a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) -- paid for by federal tax revenue -- the Minnesota conference program announces very little that is "shared" by Islam and other cultures, but rather is replete with uncritical glorification of Islamic history.

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