What is this about -- an unindicted co-conspirator in terrorism is going to be a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention???
Fox News has the story, but in what I consider poor reporting, I never heard them say the individual's name -- Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America ... ISNA is an unindicted co-conspirator in Holy Land Foundation trial.
From Boker tov, Boulder:
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.
Speaking at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, at an event sponsored by the school and four Muslim student organizations, Ingrid Mattson, a Canadian-born convert from Roman Catholicism who became the Islamic society's first woman president last year, said that many American Jews have an existential fear that Muslims are anti-Israel.
Such fear leads Jews to ally with Christian fundamentalists who are supportive of Israel and critical of Islam, she said.
"Right-wing Christians are very risky allies for American Jews," Mattson said, "because they [the Christians] are really anti-Semitic. They do not like Jews" and enter into the alliance on the basis of fundamentalist beliefs that it would be desirable for all Jews to return to Israel. She suggested that fundamentalist Christians might turn against Jews or that there could be backlash from ordinary Americans against Jewish and fundamentalist Christian supporters of Israel.
A perfect face to help lead an interfaith ceremony, no? (continue reading)
A current list of speakers as of August 19, 2008, is listed here.
What does the DNC have to say??? Nothing more than McCain is using this as a scare tactic in the election and that ISNA has been praised by some media as an inter-faith organization. (wow, that takes some real stretching of the truth).
If the democrats are so concerned about Barack Hussein Obama's 'Muslim connections', why in the world would they request this man to be a keynote speaker??? One has to as the question.
Could it be because the Muslims are for Obam???, that C.A.I.R. is for Obama???. that Obama has been taking illegal campaign funds from Palestinians???, ....
Earlier Obama's Muslim Outreach Coordinator resigned under very suspicious circumstances:
Mazen Asbahi, the attorney who had volunteered as Barack Obama's outreach coordinator to Muslim and Arab-Americans, has resigned after accusations of ties to Jamal Said, an imam at a fundamentalist mosque in Illinois. Asbahi briefly sat on the board of Allied Assets Advisors Fund with Said in 2000.yaman's amateur ramblings, a Syrian student in the U.S., remarks on the Obama campaign's failure to reach out to Muslim and Arab-American voters (more at Voices without Votes)
Then we have this: "Obama's kin to burnish American image at convention". So they think that Obama's American image NEEDS fixing???
"I'm asking a lot of the American people, and I know that," Obama told The New York Times recently. "My biography is not typical of a modern American president."