About Khajwa Mohammad Saeed

Khawja Mohammad Saeed (1963) was born in Lahore, Pakistan. He applied for and obtained political asylum in the Netherlands in 1988. He came to live in Leidschendam in 2000.

Saeed has performed various activities, such as: worked at the American Book Center, landscaping supervisor, organizer of sports and games at De Loods community center in The Hague and he has worked as a classic homeopath. He has also done volunteer work as chairman of the Intercultural Progressive Foundation (IPS).

He became a member of the Socialist Party in 2002 because it is really committed to social change, equal rights and solidarity. In addition, the SP acts against dictatorship of the free market.

He has worked in Pakistan for the rights of the working class, equal rights for women and freedom of expression. He also stands for an independent Kashmir. From the Netherlands he worked for the freedom of the African-American journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal in the United States, the release of political prisoners in Peru and the right to asylum for the Filipino resistance leader Joma Sison. He has also campaigned against the raids and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, contributes to May 1 demonstrations and actions for an independent Palestine and Kurdistan and is against the embargo of the United States against Cuba.

Saeed considers equal rights, good and affordable housing, environmental protection, anti-racism and anti-fascism important topics. He would like to contribute to social change, equality and solidarity in Leidschendam-Voorburg, the Netherlands, Europe and the world.