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Monday, August 25, 2008

Islamophobes Working Hard to Marginalize Moderate Muslims - What??

Cross posted from Radarsite
Islamophobes [That's Us, Folks] Working Hard to Marginalize Moderate Muslims

Cross posted from An American Muslim Journal

Ingrid Mattson, Muslims at Democratic Convention, ISNA...

Fox News is confused about why the DNC would invite Ingrid
Mattson to an interfaith gathering on the eve of the DNC convention.
What's so confusing?
Well, for starters, Ingrid Mattson, a scholar at Hartford Seminary, is a Muslim.
Furthermore, Ingrid Mattson is the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a national, mainstream Muslim organization based in Plainfield, IN.
So what, you ask? I'm wondering the same thing - so what?

The blogosphere (for example: see here, here and here) and necon pundits are tripping over one another Dr. Mattson's involvement at the democratic convention.
Dr. Mattson is being labeled a radical and a terrorist sympathizer and her organization (ISNA) is being labeled a front from the Muslim Brotherhood. None of this is true, but when did truth ever get in the way of Islamophobes

A note from Radarsite: Well, here it comes: the Muslim spin cycle. Should we really be that surprised? Once again, the poor downtrodden Muslims are being misunderstood and the Religion of Peace is being maligned. And who are the evil forces at work this time, busily manipulating the facts and slandering Islam? Why it is none other than the "necon" Islamophobes. And who are these dark entities? Our intrepid Muslim reporter lists three: Atlas Shrugs, The Gates of Vienna, and yours truly, Radarsite. Thank you for that AMJ; I am honored to be in such fine company. But, I'm left to wonder -- is there anyone out there who will actually fall for this claptrap? the answer, unfortunately, seems to be, Yes. There are still those liberal PC multicultural types who will eat this up, and automatically rally to the defense of the persecuted Muslims.
And just what are some of these lies about the good Ingrid Mattson that we are promulgating?
Well, here's just one for starters:

ISNA, a group related to the violent Muslim Brotherhood, was named by the U.S. government a co-conspirator for a 2007 federal trial which dealt with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas.Also, 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.

For those of you who may not have read the previous article, you can read the rest here.
We simply cannot let them have the last word. Especially, when their last words are bold-faced lies. - rg