The author of the main body of this post goes by the name Ingrid Mattson. Now that sounds pretty common, so common that I would not even begin to guess from what Western European country she might hail. "Ingrid" sounds Scandinavian to my ears, but "Mattson?" No clue. Actually, as with so much in life, things are seldom as they seem and, when it comes to names, things often don't sound the way they are.
Actually, Mattson is a highly respected female Muslim scholar. Yes, all of that. Female. Highly respected. Muslim. Scholar. She "is London and Windsor Chair of Islamic Studies at Huron Univeristy College at the University of Western Ontario. She is a recognized Islamic religious and interfaith leader. She has published numerous articles on Islam, she travels and lectures widely, and is past President of the Islamic Society of North America."
One topic touched upon in this short article is the standing of Aboriginal peoples, most of whom are animists by tradition. My research in Islam has brought to light deep-seated contempt for Animists. At least, Christians and Jews can be accepted as second class citizens as long as they tow the Muslim line about their status, but Animists have to rights at all in the traditional Muslim system. Mattson is more kind and wants to accord them recognition and a place to stand.
(For my research, go to my Studies in Christian-Muslim Relations, vols. 1-8. See www.SocialTheology.com/Islamica.htm.)
"Of Fences and Neighbors: An Islamic Perspective on Interfaith Engagement for Peace" - Ingrid Mattson. The compilation is found on Friday Nasiha, Issue 993, April 6, 2018 / Rajab 20, 1439. www.fridaynasiha.com So, now you know where all this comes from and even have access to the book that discusses all the above in much greater detail.