Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is getting an up-close look at the extremism of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). After Clarion Project brought attention to his speaking engagement at ISNA's conference, his spokesperson defended ISNA. Now, he is facing an Islamist backlash merely for stating his support of Israel's right to exist.
ISNA has a moderate presentation but an extremist history. ISNA was labeled an unindicted co-conspirator in 2007 during the trial of the Holy Land Foundation. The Justice Department said ISNA is an entity of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, a determination supported by the Brotherhood's own documents.
Our article mentioned these facts and reviewed the speaker lineup for ISNA's conference, which consists largely of Islamist radicals. Significant media coverage followed our report. We provided this information to Governor Snyder's office and asked for a response.