Seth R. Leech, J.D. is an attorney at law, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP in Albany, NY. His primary practice area is immigration law. He has developed particular expertise as it relates to the immigration needs of engineers, scientists, researchers, and university personnel. He is adjunct professor of immigration law at the Albany Law School of Union University and currently teaches a course on asylum and fefugee law. He received his juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.

“I think that Hizmet provides a very positive aspect, or very positive facet, for Islam in the world today. As you know, there are a lot of stereotypes of what Islam is in the Western world, and I think that Hizmet helps to break those stereotypes. Hizmet presents a very favorable view of Islam, and probably what Islam is intended to be, to the Western world.”

“I have tremendous respect for the fact that the Hizmet Movement seeks to help people in need wherever they are, regardless of their faith, regardless of their views. That is a true humanitarian movement. Whenever you can not look at somebody’s ideas, not look at somebody’s faith, but simply help them because they’re your fellow human being. So for that reason, I like what I see in the Hizmet Movement.”

“I think that the time in the world is one for interfaith and intercultural dialog. I think too many faiths, too many people, ignore that very important point. If there is interfaith dialog, if there is intercultural dialog, and mutual respect, we could live in a world that is peaceful, we could live in a world where we have different views, but we respect one another. And I think that’s a massive contribution wherever the Hizmet Movement has had any influence.”