Huron University College in Canada has announced the appointment of Dr. Ingrid Mattson as the first Chair of Islamic Studies.
Previous posts have reported on the controversy surrounding the decision by Huron University College to accept funds from Canadian and U.S. Muslim Brotherhood groups to fund the chair in Islamic Studies.
Ingrid Mattson was elected as President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in 2006 after long service as an ISNA functionary including as ISNA Vice-President. She is also the director of the Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations which appears to be developing growing ties with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), another important part of the US Muslim Brotherhood and one of the funders of the Huron chair. Mattson was appointedin 2009 to the then newly established IIIT Council of Scholars and was replaced in 2010 as ISNA President.
A Hudson Institute report details the Muslim Brotherhood origins and ties of both ISNA and IIIT.