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A Convert to Islam Takes Leadership Role

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A Convert to Islam Takes Leadership Role

A Convert to Islam Takes Leadership Role

A Convert to Islam Takes Leadership Role

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Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America, is the first woman, the first convert and the first native North American to be elected to the position. Mattson, who was born and raised in Ontario, converted to Islam in college. The Islamic Society of North America is the largest Muslim organization on this continent.