Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers

Clarion Project
Article Source: Clarion Project

Article Source: Clarion Project

AMSE is a "constituent organization" of the Islamic Society of North America. A 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo lists AMSE as one of "our organizations and the organizations of our friends."

The Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE) says it “is a group of professionals, para-professionals and near-professionals in science and engineering and related fields, who are also Muslims by faith.”[2]

AMSE is based in the same building as the International Institute of Islamic Thought and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America. It is a “constituent organization” of the Islamic Society of North America. The AMSE says it “holds its annual conference co-located with the annual convention of ISNA.”

A 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo, which describes its “work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within,” lists AMSE as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.”

One of the founders of AMSE is Jamal Barzinji.[3] He is also the IIIT Vice President for Research and Publications. FBI documents from 1988 reported that he had been identified as a Muslim Brotherhood operative.[4] In 2003, his home was raided because, in the words of U.S. Customs Service Special Agent David Kane, Barzinji “is not only closely associated with PIJ [Palestinian Islamic Jihad]…but also with Hamas.”[5] In 2011, it was reported that the Justice Department stopped a planned indictment of Barzinji.[6] Barzinji played a leading role in establishing multiple U.S. Brotherhood entities.

[1] Address as of February 1, 2013, as seen on the ASME membership form. https://www.amse.us/documents/memberShipForm.pdf

[2] Home page, AMSE website, https://www.amse.us/.

[4] Forgotten Investigation, Emails Offer Insight into IIIT Probe,” IPT News, August 3, 2008. https://www.investigativeproject.org/737/forgotten-investigation-emails-offer-insight-into-iiit-probe. The original FBI file can be read at: https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/459.pdf

[5] “(Proposed Redacted) Affidavit in Support of Application for Search Warrant (October 2003),” David Kane, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/case_docs/891.pdf

[6] Poole, Patrick. “Holder’s DOJ Scuttled More Terror-Related Prosecutions,” PJ Media, April 28, 2011. https://pjmedia.com/blog/pjm-exclusive-holders-doj-scuttled-more-terror-related-prosecutions/?singlepage=true