Ahmad El Muhammady

Analyst, The Extremism Analytical Research Unit

International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Malaysia

Dr. Ahmad El-Muhammady is an Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC-IIUM). Besides that, he holds various external positions such as Associate Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), The Hague, Associate Research Fellow at the Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia and International Advisory Committee Member at Global Peace Institute (GPI), United Kingdom. Since 2011, he works closely with the Special Branch’s Counter-Terrorism Division, Royal Malaysia Police and Prison Department to implement the Rehabilitation and Deradicalisation programs for individuals detained under terrorism laws in Malaysia. Ahmad is also a member of Deradicalisation Panel and Expert/Specialist appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs for cases investigated under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) 2012 and Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) 2015. Prior to that, he was a consultant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) (2019), and co-authored a report with Ben Schonveld, senior consultant at the United Nations on the return of foreign terrorist fighters in Southeast Asia. Ahmad also served as think-tank member (2014-2019) and consultant (2018-2019) to the Institute for Youth Research Malaysia (IYRES), Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia.


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