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“We dared to dream, and our dream changed the world. With our innovative system, people can now be free from the disabling clutches of religion addiction”
–  Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin
Founder & CEO

“… There is a solution. The Canadian government must work with moderate Islamic leaders to diffuse this threat. Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin is one of those leaders.  He has a 12‐step de‐radicalization program that focuses on creating a counter‐narrative … and ensuring that those suffering from psychiatric illnesses get the medical treatment they need…” The Honourable Doctor Keith Martin, P.C. M.P, MD, Founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health in Washington, D.C., USA

Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin is the Founder & CEO of Alcyone Technology, a Canadian founded life enhancement and biotechnology company [1].

Sayyid is a recognized researcher of political science and Islam, trained for twelve years under the tutelage of one of the world’s leading authorities on classical Islam of the 20th century –  Grand Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Qubrusi (1921-2014) [2].

Sayyid was recognized with over twenty-three degrees [3] for his research by Grand Shaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi.  The late Grand Shaykh Nazim was the second most influential Muslim in the world according to a 2009 Reuters online poll [4], and regularly recognized among the world’s 50 most influential Muslims.  In the annual publication, The 500 Most Influential Muslims: he was ranked 49th, 49th, 48th, 45th, and 42nd in the 2009-2013 editions, respectively. [5]

With his team of community based professionals [6], Sayyid pioneered Canada’s first radicalization prevention program in 2006 [7].  His program consisted of three components:

low-resolution (1)a.) a twelve step psycho-social intervention,
b.) proliferation of a relevant counter-narrative,
c.) and neurobiological support.

According to Sayyid, global radicalization prevention programs require all three of these components to succeed.  In his view, any radicalization prevention program which does not include a neurobiological support system in addition to its psycho-social intervention and counter-narrative program for its candidates cannot be accepted as being legitimate nor actually effective in preventing religiopolitical radicalization.

Sayyid founded Alcyone Technology and the ARD system to make his program and expertise available to organizations in North America, and around the globe.

Wilfred Laurier University’s “The Laurier M.A. Journal of Religion and Culture” (2010) writes on pg. 31,

“…the establishment of Amiruddin’s Al Sunnah Foundation and the twelve-step program…can be seen as inspiring and reinforcing the flurry of activism that has continued to emerge from within the community since mid-2009…This growing anti-jihadist activism includes Canadian-based sheikh Tahir ul-Qadri independently issuing a 600-page document in London in March 2010, thoroughly refuting any potential theological justifications for Islamic extremism and going so far as to state that terrorists and suicide bombers are destined for damnation”. [8]

Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri’s historic six-hundred page fatwa against terrorism was published and recognized by the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation), an organization representing 56 Muslim states, and the collective voice of the Muslim world, with permanent delegations to the United Nations and the European Union. [9]

According to Senator Hugh Segal, the Hon. Chair of the Senate of Canada’s Special Committee on Anti-terrorism,

“… (Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin) is one Canadian who is working to prevent bad things from happening, and … his advice and insights will be of immense value to our committee.” [10]

Sayyid first presented his program before Canadian politicians at Canada 2020 with Al Gore in June 2006 in Mont Tremblanc [11], and follow up meetings specifically regarding the program and its goals were held with community leaders. In December 2008, he presented it before the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and community leaders.

Following Sayyid’s 2008 presentation to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, in 2009, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police published the detailed report “Words Make Worlds – Terrorism and Language – Royal Canadian Mounted Police” concluding,

“…many contemporary terrorist movements-including Afghanistan’s Taliban and al-Qai’da – have theological roots in Wahhabism, a sect that forms the “state orthodoxy” of contemporary Saudi Arabia. Wahhabism is a particularly strict interpretation of Islam that adheres to the Salafist notion that “pure” Islam must be rooted in the teachings of the “early fathers”…“Wahhabist” and “Salafist” have been used extensively to define particular types of terrorism…elements of Wahabbism could give rise to a mindset that includes extremist action – as 9/11 itself demonstrates…”. [12]

Sayyid was interviewed by Fox News about the program in February of 2009 [13], and in June 2009, the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, published a story about his program and the effect it has had on the lives of ‘would be radicals’, stating in the headline, “Islamic ‘detox’ saved student from terror cell”. [14]

In November, 2011, Saudi officials made a formal request to the RCMP-run Canadian Police College — which provides advanced and specialized police training courses and workshops — to establish a memorandum of understanding to provide “various training products.” [15]

On October 25th, 2017 Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also known as MBS, the visionary Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, First Deputy Prime Minister, President of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs and Minister of Defense vowed at the Future Investment Initiative conference for Discover NEOM in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, to return the country to “moderate Islam”, and asked for global support to transform the kingdom into an open society that empowers citizens and lures investors. [16]

The Honourable Doctor Keith Martin, P.C. M.P, MD, Founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health in Washington, D.C., USA, wrote of the effectiveness of Sayyid’s program,

“… There is a solution. The Canadian government must work with moderate Islamic leaders to diffuse this threat. Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin is one of those leaders.  He has a 12‐step de‐radicalization program that focuses on creating a counter‐narrative … and ensuring that those suffering from psychiatric illnesses get the medical treatment they need…” [17]

Sayyid ’s radicalization prevention efforts in Canada have had a global impact, and were recognized by the Canadian government[18], the United States government through the American ambassador to Canada [19], and were mentioned favorably in the WikiLeaks Cables. [20]

Support for Palestinian statehood

Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin accepts the view of King Abdullah II of Jordan that Palestinian injustice fuels Middle East violence which drives global radicalization[21]. As such, he endorses Palestinian right to self-determination and supports the creation of a sovereign, independent, viable, territorially contiguous Palestinian state[22], and like the Hashemites of Jordan also recognizes Israel’s right to live in peace with its neighbors[23]. This view is endorsed by the Government of Canada[24].

As of December 21, 2017, 176 nations among the 193 UN members called for Palestinian statehood. The United States, Canada and Israel were among the seven that opposed the text; four states abstained[25].  Sayyid called on the Government of Canada to join the international community, and officially also recognize Palestine as a sovereign and independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital[26].  According to Sayyid, “(Canadian) Recognition of the State of Palestine does not mean a denial of the State of Israel with Jerusalem as its capital, rather it simply recognizes the reality that Jerusalem will never be the exclusive capital of the State of Israel, rather it will always remain a shared holy capital of the Arabs and Israelis, Muslims, Christians and Jews, of the State of Palestine and the State of Israel”[27].

Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin distanced himself from the Government of Canada’s continuous support for non-pluralistic relioiopolitical extremist elements of Zionism like Pre-Adamism as defined by the Father of Zionism Isaac La Peyrère[28] which according to Sayyid, drive Israeli violence[29] and Jewish hate against Arabs[30], and justify Western support for it, which in turn inspires homegrown Islamist radicalization in the West[31][32][33].

Sayyid rejects anti-Semitism against Jews[34], rejects Holocaust denial[35] and calls for a reformation of Zionism[36] to make it more pluralistic[37] by extracting Pre-Adamism theology from it[38], similar to the reformation of Wahhabism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia[39], and calls upon the Government of Canada to abandon its support for such radical religiopolitical extremist views[40].

ARDSupplementSystemReferences

  1. Founder & CEO https://alcyonetechnology.ca/founder/ 
  2. Degrees & Ijazahs from the Khwajagan https://sayyidamiruddin.com/degrees/
  3. Ibid.
  4. Reuters. FaithWorld: Religion, faith and ethics. November 17, 2009
  5. “The 500 Most Influential Muslims”, 2009-2013
  6.  The Special Senate Committee on Anti-terrorism https://sencanada.ca/en/Content/Sen/committee/403/anti/07mn-e
  7. Canada 2020 Conference https://sayyidamiruddin.com/2008/07/30/canada-2020-policy-making/ 
  8.  “Addressing Extremism from Within: Internal Muslim Activism Working to Curb Radicalism among Muslim Youth in Canada by Munira Kassam Haddad, p. 31. Over Dinner: ‘The Laurier M.A. Journal of Religion and Culture’ Volume 2, 2010” http://www.wlu.ca/documents/43609/OVER_DINNER__Volume_2.pdf 
  9.  OIC  – Sawt Al-Hikma (The Voice of Wisdom) http://www.oic-cdpu.org/en/page/?pID=12
  10. The Special Senate Committee on Anti-terrorism https://sencanada.ca/en/Content/Sen/committee/403/anti/07mn-e
  11. Canada 2020 Conference https://sayyidamiruddin.com/2008/07/30/canada-2020-policy-making/ 
  12. “Words Make Worlds – Terrorism and Language – Royal Canadian Mounted Police”.  http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/pubs/nsci-ecrsn/words-mots-eng.htm#20a 
  13. Kathleen Foster (February 26, 2009). “Canadian Mosque Sets Up ‘Detox’ Program for Would-Be Terrorists”.  http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,500764,00.html 
  14.  Isabel Teotonio (Jun 3, 2009). “‘Detox’ takes care of radicals”. Toronto Star. https://www.thestar.com/article/644605
  15.  RCMP in negotiations to provide training’ to Saudi police. National  Post. http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/rcmp-may-train-saudi-arabias-police
  16.  The Guardian (Oct 2017). I will return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam, says crown prince. The Rahnuma Daily. http://therahnuma.com/2017/10/25/i-will-return-saudi-arabia-to-moderate-islam-says-crown-prince/
  17. P.C., M.P. Martin Dr. Keith. (March 2010). “Keeping Canadians Safe by Tackling Radicalization by Dr. Keith Martin, P.C., M.P.”  https://sayyidamiruddin.com/2011/04/02/
  18. The Special Senate Committee on Anti-terrorism https://sencanada.ca/en/Content/Sen/committee/403/anti/07mn-e
  19.  “US Ambassador David Wilkin’s Letter to Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin”
  20.  WikiLeaks [#215475, #224312]. Sensitive but Unclassified:DE-RADICALIZATION PROGRAM BEGINNING IN TORONTO https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09TORONTO151_a.html Classified: UAE CHARITY FUNDS TORONTO DE-RADICALIZATION EFFORTS https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09TORONTO213_a.html, Classified: CANADA REACTS OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE TO PRESIDENT’S JUNE 4 SPEECH https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09OTTAWA492_a.html 
  21. Statement Calling on the Government of Canada to Join the International Community and Recognize the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its Capital – Feb 26th, 2018 https://sayyidamiruddin.com/palestine/
  22. https://sayyidamiruddin.com/sayyid/
  23. Ibid.
  24. Global Affairs Canada: Canadian Policy on Key Issues in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict http://www.international.gc.ca/name-anmo/peace_process-processus_paix/canadian_policy-politique_canadienne.aspx?lang=eng
  25. 176 NATIONS AT UN CALL FOR PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/176-nations-at-UN-call-for-Palestinian-statehood-518535
  26. Statement Calling on the Government of Canada to Join the International Community and Recognize the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its Capital – Feb 26th, 2018 https://sayyidamiruddin.com/palestine/
  27. Ibid.
  28. LA PEYRÈRE, ISAAC (1594 or 1596–1676) http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/la-peyr-x00e8-re-isaac
  29. Israel continued in 2016 to enforce severe and discriminatory restrictions on Palestinians’ human rights https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2017/country-chapters/israel/palestine
  30. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reel_Bad_Arabs
  31. https://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/christian-zionism/
  32. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/01/19/harper_shows_you_dont_have_to_be_jewish_to_be_a_zionist_marmur.html
  33. https://sayyidamiruddin.com/sayyid/
  34. Ibid.
  35. Ibid.
  36. Ibid.
  37. Ibid.
  38. Ibid.
  39. AP ANALYSIS: Saudi promise of ‘moderate Islam’ shifts power http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/28/ap-analysis-saudi-promise-moderate-islam-shifts-power.html
  40. https://sayyidamiruddin.com/sayyid/