Sayyid Muhammad Syeed

  • Former Secretary General of the Islamic Society of North America
  • Worked for some time at the International Institute of Islamic Thought

Born in 1947 in Kashmir, India, Sayyid Muhammad Syeed was the Secretary General of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization that enforces Wahhabi theological writ in some 1,200 mosques in America. Counter-terrorism expert Stephen Schwartz describes the ISNA as “one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States.” Dallas Morning News editorial writer and columnist Rod Dreher stated, after he and the rest of that publication’s editorial board questioned Saeed about extremists within his organization, that “Dr. Saeed and his ilk are no friends of moderation and tolerance.”

Syeed was terminated from the International Institute of Islamic Thought where he worked from 1984 until 1994.