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OBAMA'S INAUGURATION PRAYER WILL BE GIVEN BY TERROR LINKED GROUP PRES
Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 15, 2009 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 01/15/2009 12:18:15 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Of all the clergy in America ..... why her?
Obama invites Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood linked ISNA to offer prayer at inauguration. ISNA was an unindicted co-conspirator in the same Hamas funding case that named CAIR as a Muslim Brotherhood group - in the same Brotherhood document that speaks of its goal of destroying Western civilization from within. (more)

Creeping Sharia has more:

A prayer will be offered at the National Cathedral by Ingrid Mattson, the first woman president of the Islamic Society of North America, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. The Islamic Society, based in Indiana, is the nation’s largest Muslim group. Source: AP

In ISNA Admits Hamas Ties, previously classified details on ISNA’s Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood connections are revealed:

In its latest filing before the federal district court in Dallas on behalf of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and its affiliate organization, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) in the Hamas-terrorism financing case, the ACLU has made a noteworthy admission.

Rather than deny that there is copious evidence tying ISNA and NAIT to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, the brief argues that such evidence is merely dated. In a curious footnote on page 7, the reply states:

Assuming the authenticity of documents’ dates, the most recent documents to mention either ISNA or NAIT are dated 1991, Gov. Exhs. 3-3 and 3-85, but the majority of the documents are older. Almost all of the numerous exhibits that purport to show financial transactions and that contain any mention of ISNA or NAIT are dated 1988 and 1989 (there are two dated 1990), almost a decade before the majority of the overt acts the government alleges in support of its conspiracy charges against the HLF defendants.

So ISNA and NAIT are not saying that the documents tying their organizations to Hamas are “inauthentic,” but that the problem with the evidence is just that it is old.

Obama is quite fond of ISNA, an unindicted co-conspirator to a convicted terrorist funding organization, HLF, and previously invited Mattson to preside over an interfaith event at the Democratic National Convention. More on Ingrid Mattson in Her Own Words.

And more on ISNA from Frontpage’s Reforming Terror (the rest here).


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1 posted on 01/15/2009 12:18:16 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OF COURSE!


2 posted on 01/15/2009 12:19:28 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe he’s trying to get on Osama’s good side.....gag)


3 posted on 01/15/2009 12:21:31 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Four days until America as we know it will irrevocably CHANGE for the worse.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Aww man, don’t you know who Osama-Obama’s friends are by now?


4 posted on 01/15/2009 12:24:58 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unbelievable what this woman has stated here: “The first duty of Muslims in America, therefore, is to help shape American policies so they are in harmony with the essential values of this country. Indeed, the American Constitution, like foundational religious texts, can be read in many different ways. The true values of America are those which we decide to embrace as our own. There is no guarantee, therefore, that Americans will rise to the challenge of defining themselves as an ethical nation; nevertheless, given the success of domestic struggles for human dignity and rights in the twentieth century, we can be hopeful.”
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I wasn’t aware that, “In the realm of foreign policy, this “idealistic” view has been out of fashion for some time.”

I didn’t know values changed with the fashion. Too bad this woman doesn’t understand VIRTUE. ;-/


5 posted on 01/15/2009 12:25:07 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: SumProVita

“...the American Constitution, like foundational religious texts, can be read in many different ways”

This woman is a dangerous JOKE!


6 posted on 01/15/2009 12:26:12 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Muzzie


7 posted on 01/15/2009 12:29:05 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

God Help us.


8 posted on 01/15/2009 12:34:00 PM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: SumProVita

given the success of domestic struggles for human dignity and rights in the twentieth century, we can be hopeful.”


In other words given activist terrorism domesticaly, she is hopeful for a medal with Obama.


9 posted on 01/15/2009 12:37:56 PM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many prayers is he going to have? First Rick Warren, then some gay guy, now this person?

Who’s next?


10 posted on 01/15/2009 12:41:07 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Seahawks with you.)
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To: cajungirl

What we need to do is totally boycott watching the Coronation and have a national prayer event, praying for God to bless and Defend the People of the United States. And the Free World.


11 posted on 01/15/2009 12:41:43 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: knighthawk

Crush islam Ping


12 posted on 01/15/2009 12:42:35 PM PST by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
To the Editor:

(Quote)"Like the Jewish legal tradition, Islamic law is a conversation represented in dynamic and diverse schools of thought. Edward N. Luttwak speaks of an essentialized Islamic law that does not exist.

Nevertheless, there is no dispute among Muslims that Islam is not an ethnic affiliation, nor is it passed through the gene pool. A Muslim parent is morally responsible for raising his or her child within Islam; children, for their part, have no legal culpability. There is no legal obligation by a child to affiliate with the Muslim community.

Islam does not consider Barack Obama ever to have been part of the Muslim community. Apostasy has no relevance here.

Ingrid Mattson (Canadian) Hartford, May 12, 2008

The writer is president of the Islamic Society of North America, the largest umbrella Muslim group in the country."

Mattson has a "Chicago" background.(End of Quote)

A Conversation with Canadian, Ingrid Mattson. Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Ph.D. is a Canadian born Muslim revert Hartford CT professor and activist.

13 posted on 01/15/2009 12:43:38 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/14/opinion/lweb14muslim.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Source of post above NYTimes..(link failed... I failed!)


14 posted on 01/15/2009 12:49:22 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Why do people not think this guy is a muslim? It’s so obvious. Haven’t seen that WH dog yet, either.


15 posted on 01/15/2009 1:02:19 PM PST by Terry Mross (Is this our last REAL Christmas?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


Whatever the question, this is my comment.
16 posted on 01/15/2009 1:22:42 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The American Form of Government . . . http://www.flixxy.com/political-systems.htm)
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To: dennisw; watchin; VOA; timestax; xJones; justshutupandtakeit; TopDog2; ThomasMore; Publius6961; ...
Islam-list

If people want on or off this list, please let me know.

17 posted on 01/15/2009 2:30:15 PM PST by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In God We Trust.

R.I.P.

We’re toast.......


18 posted on 01/15/2009 2:32:06 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I wasn’t planning on inflicting that on myself.

I never was big on making myself throw up.


19 posted on 01/15/2009 2:33:34 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This woman is a Canadian. She was a Catholic who converted to Islam during college.

Personally I think she had a weak identity and becoming a Muslim makes her “somebody” or gives her an identity that she didn't have before. She's a passive aggressive cipher.

Any Westerner who converts to Islam is looking for an identity and wants to be “special” when they were zero's before.

20 posted on 01/15/2009 3:31:15 PM PST by garyhope (Barack Hussein Obambi, Marxist traitor and the end of America and Western civilization)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh great, so Ingrid and Gene Robinson?

Anyway he can dig up Judas while he’s at it.

I guess the Hindus will drag the two foot monkey god in too.

Yep, I guess all previous presidents had a muslim prayer... why are the libs so quiet, church and state... remember? Maybe a satanist and atheist will do their thing as well. Maybe a few trees, instead of columns, for the druids and even a reborn doll.

Kidding... I hope. Yep, change.


21 posted on 01/15/2009 4:05:22 PM PST by AliVeritas (Prayers for Israel.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org Date: 1/15/2009 7:16:17 PM

INGRID MATTSON
Mattson

  • President of the Islamic Society of North America

 



Ingrid Mattson is the President of the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) United States office. She is also a professor at the MacDonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, where she serves as Director of Islamic Chaplaincy.

Mattson was born in 1963 in Ontario, Canada, to Roman Catholic parents. She abandoned her Christian faith as a teenager. In the 1980s she attended the University of Waterloo, Ontario, where she studied philosophy. There she befriended a group of Muslims and converted to Islam.

Following her graduation in 1987, Mattson relocated to Pakistan, where she worked with Afghan refugee women. In 1995 she served as an advisor to the Afghan delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. In 1999 she earned her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago.

In a talk she delivered at a 2000 ISNA Conference in Canada, Mattson lauded the work of Islamic revivalist and jihadist Maulana Abul A'la Maududi, an author who had written, approvingly, in his 1980 book Jihad in Islam

“Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation which rules it … Islam does not intend to confine this revolution to a single State or a few countries; the aim of Islam is to bring about a universal revolution.”

In 2001 Mattson was elected Vice President of ISNA; five years later she was elected President.

At an October 2001 open forum sponsored by CNN, Mattson was asked by a participant to comment on Wahhabism, an extreme, intolerant form of Islam with myriad ties to Saudi Arabia and Islamic terrorism. Mattson responded

“No, it’s not true to characterize Wahhabism that way. This is not a sect. It is the name of a reform movement that began 200 years ago to rid Islamic societies of cultural practices and rigid interpretation that had acquired over the centuries. It really was analogous to the European Protestant Reformation…. [T]he Saudi scholars who are Wahhabi have denounced terrorism and denounced in particular the acts of September 11.”

In 2002 Mattson authored a chapter, titled “Stopping Oppression: an Islamic Obligation,” in the book September 11: Religious Perspectives on the Causes and Consequences. She wrote

“… Muslims perceive that Israeli aggression against Palestinians continues without American sanction; indeed, enormous financial and military support for Israel has continued. It seems that any Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation is termed ‘terrorism,’ and is responded to with overwhelming force. The result is the Palestinians themselves are increasingly showing less restraint in the force they employ to defend their families and lands.”   

Mattson went on to condemn American foreign policy as a force of evil not only in the Middle East, but all over the world:

“The American government has not criticized sufficiently the brutality of the Israeli government, believing that it needs to be ‘supportive’ of the Jewish state. The result is that oppression, left unchecked, can increase to immense proportions, until the oppressed are smothered with hopelessness and rage…. So often we have to tell other Muslims throughout the world, that America is not as bad as it appears. We tell them, ‘These policies (support for oppressive governments, enforcement of sanctions against Iraq, lack of support for Palestinians) contradict the true values of America’ … The critical situation we find ourselves living in today is the result, to a great extent, of allowing injustice and oppression to continue unchecked.” 

In a September 2002 interview with PBS, Mattson stated that she did not see “any difference” between Christian leaders criticizing Islam or al Qaeda on the one hand, and Osama bin Laden citing “Islamic theology to justify violence against Americans” on the other. That is, she believed that the Christians were inciting terrorism in a manner not unlike bin Laden.

At the opening of ISNA’s 43rd annual convention in 2006, Mattson expressed her dismay that the phrase “Islamic terrorism” had gained such wide popular currency. “I’m convinced that it is not only inaccurate, but unhelpful,” Mattson said, suggesting that U.S. officials should simply refer to “terrorism, crime, [or] violence,” with no mention of any religious connection.

Mattson was an Advisory Board member for a 2006-2007 Pew Research Center public opinion survey on the demographics, attitudes, and experiences of Muslim Americans. Among her fellow Board members were: (a) Ihsan Bagby, who is affiliated with the Muslim Alliance of North America, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and the Islamic Society of North America; and (b) Zahid H. Bukhari, Project Director for the Islamic Circle of North America.

In a 2007 interview with the Baltimore Sun, Mattson complained that Americans were unduly judgmental of Muslims generally, and that their fear of Islamic terrorism had been blown out of all proportion: “There’s a prejudgment, a collective judgment of Muslims, and a suspicion that, well, ‘you may appear nice, but we know there are sleeper cells of Americans,’ which of course is not true. There aren’t any sleeper cells.”

Speaking at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in March 2007, Mattson stated: “Right-wing Christians are very risky allies for American Jews, because they [the Christians] are really anti-Semitic. They do not like Jews and [they harbor the] fundamentalist belie[f] that it would be desirable for all Jews to return to Israel.”

Not limiting herself to speaking out exclusively on matters related to religion and international relations, Mattson on occasion has taken up the cause of environmental activism. In 2003, for instance, she was a signatory to a letter titled “Global Warming: An Interfaith Call for Repentance and Renewal,” which specifically blamed the U.S. for the proliferation of global greenhouse emissions and advocated the creation of “a sustainable economy” that might help to heal “earth’s wounds.” Other signers included William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Robert Edgar, and Cora Weiss.

In August 2008 Mattson was a keynote speaker at an interfaith gathering held at the Democratic National Convention.

In addition to her role with ISNA, Mattson serves on the Board of Directors of the Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois, an institution that has received generous funding from the SAAR Foundation.

She formerly served, along with ISNA’s past President Muzammil Siddiqi, on the Board of Trustees of the North American Islamic Trust, which has had close ties to both the Muslim Brotherhood and the now-defunct Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.


22 posted on 01/15/2009 4:19:45 PM PST by SJackson (The American people are wise in wanting change, 2 terms is plenty, Condi Rice)
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To: SJackson
“There’s a prejudgment, a collective judgment of Muslims, and a suspicion that, well, ‘you may appear nice, but we know there are sleeper cells of Americans,’ which of course is not true. There aren’t any sleeper cells.”

Riiight, and mooses don't lie either. Yeah, you wish we were that stupid. Why suggest she move to a more non judgmental country, say Iran. Bye-bye

23 posted on 01/15/2009 4:29:53 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Who’s next?

Who's available and can they bring in votes. Next time round.

24 posted on 01/15/2009 4:52:32 PM PST by SJackson (The American people are wise in wanting change, 2 terms is plenty, Condi Rice)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In PEBO’s peculiar thinking, he will have a knuckle-dragging Christian fundie, a gay bishop, and a radical Muslim takfiri doing that, you know, religious crap. That way he is covered on all sides. Peas be upon him.


25 posted on 01/15/2009 6:35:53 PM PST by Sender (Never lose your ignorance; you can never regain it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Seriously, what else would anyone have expected from Barack Hussein Obama?
26 posted on 01/16/2009 6:04:51 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cindy

informative snippet here...BRIDGEVIEWCELL, ISNA, SAARFOUNDATION/FALLS CHURCH CELL


27 posted on 01/23/2009 1:10:14 AM PST by piasa
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