Founded in 1969, the Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE) describes itself as “a group of professionals, para-professionals and near-professionals in science and engineering and related fields, who are also Muslims by faith.”
AMSE originated — along with the Islamic Medical Association of North America and the Association of Muslim Social Scientists — as an outgrowth of the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada (MSA). After the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) was established in 1981, AMSE became one of the new organization’s constituent groups.
AMSE’s mission is:
AMSE was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” — as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
Also named in the Muslim Brotherhood document were:
AMSE’s president from 2005-07 was Khurshid Qureshi, president and CEO of zeeWAVES Corporation, a hi-tech company he had founded in 2003. Qureshi also had spent some twenty years working for multinational corporations such as General Motors, Ingersoll Rand, and Hughes Corporation. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Qureshi did post-graduate work at the Stuart School of Business, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. During his student days at Oklahoma State, he coordinated the establishment of Muslim Students Association chapters in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kansas, and Arkansas.