Muslim Leader Praises Islam in America

December 23, 2003

Source: The St. Petersburg Times

On December 23, 2003 The St. Petersburg Times reported, "The leader of the nation's largest Islamic group told local Muslims on Sunday that tolerance for other faiths and respect for women has made Islam in America a model for the rest of the Muslim world. Sayyid Syeed, secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America, also said America's standing as the world's lone superpower gives it a special duty to ensure its Muslim community continues to thrive, particularly in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks."