The new president of the Islamic Society of North America is a woman. Her name is Ingrid Mattson, and she is a professor of Islamic Studies and was a Canadian-born Roman Catholic.
This is pretty exciting, and I think it’s a good thing. I hope that it won’t turn out to be a devisive (schism-causing, I’m sure it will divide people) issue.
This post refers to:
MacFarquhar, Neil. Putting a Different Face on Islam in America. New York Times. September 20, 2006.