USA Today Shills for ISNA
How in the world could anyone write a lengthy article about the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), without mentioning once that the group has been named an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation’s largest terrorism trial?
Like this, as USA Today publishes a gushing press release for ISNA leader Ingrid Mattson: The face of Islam in America.
Mattson is tired of apologizing for terrorism.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Ingrid Mattson knows the media drill well.
She has done the “We condemn … (fill in the terrorism incident)” speeches — as if, she says, that’s all anyone needs to hear from the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
She has done the profiles of her as first woman/first convert/first North American-born head of the continent’s largest Muslim group.
She has done the talk shows retelling how 20 years ago, she left the Catholicism of her Canadian childhood and her college focus on philosophy and fine arts to find her spiritual home in Islam.
“It’s time now to move the focus back off me and back on the issues,” says Mattson, a professor at Hartford Seminary, where she directs the first U.S.-accredited Muslim chaplaincy program at the Macdonald Center.