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Dr Ahmad El-Muhammady

Assistant Professor

International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC)

International Islamic University Malaysia

Extremist Thought, Radicalization, Rehabilitation & De-Radicalization, Security Analysis

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, Netherlands; International Advisory Committee Member at Global Peace Institute (GPI), United Kingdom, Associate Research Fellow at the Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, and Deputy Director, Alumni Relations Division (ARD), IIUM. 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 Malaysiamore...

Doctor of Philosophy (Muslim World Issues) International Institute of Islamic Civilization and the Malay World (ISTAC) I 2019 Master of Human Sciences (Political Science) International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) I 2010 Bachelor of Human Sciences (Political Science) I 2004 (First Class Honours). International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

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  1. Schonveld, Ben and Templer, Robert and Giacoma, Jim-Della and El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2020) Entry and exit points: violent extremism in South-East Asia. Policy Paper. UNDP, Bangkok, Thailand..
  2. El-Muhammady, Ahmad and Schonveld, Ben (2020) Homecoming: the return of foreign terrorist fighters in South-East Asia. Policy Paper. UNDP, Bangkok.
  3. Jalil, Abdullah and Wahab, Muhammad Rashidi and El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2022) Fahaman sesat dan menyeleweng di media sosial: ancaman dan cabaran. In: Jenayah Siber di Malaysia: Impak Leluasa Internet. Institut Keselamatan Awam Malaysia (IPSOM), Putrajaya, Malaysia, pp. 143-158. ISBN 9789672609827
  4. El-Muhammady, Ahmad and Jalil, Abdullah and Wahab, Muhammad Rashidi (2022) Memahami potensi ancaman keganasan siber di Malaysia. In: Jenayah Siber di Malaysia: Impak Leluasa Internet. Institut Keselamatan Awam Malaysia, Putrajaya, Malaysia, pp. 15-27. ISBN 9789672609827
  5. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2022) Youth roles in sustaining peace post-Covid-19 as a global citizen. In: Virtual Youth Advocacy Sharing Session : Youth Leadership for Peaceful and Inclusive Society in the Post-Pandemic World, 25 February 202, Vienna, Austria. (Unpublished)
  6. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2022) Empowering the role of Civil Society Organisations in the context of National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAPPCVE). In: Policy Brief and Launch Webinar on National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, 24 February 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)
  7. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2021) Religious, political and health radicalization in the context of national security in Malaysia and public order. Journal of Public Security and Safety, 12 (2). pp. 189-212. ISSN 2289-4624
  8. Yousif, Ahmad and El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2020) Applying Wasatiyyah approach in de-radicalization programs. In: Terrorist Rehabilitation and Community Engagement in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Routledge, London and New York, pp. 150-167. ISBN 978-0-367-42031-4
  9. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2022) The state of radicalization, extremism, and violent extremism in Malaysia, 2021-2022. In: ISIS Malaysia Roundtable Discussion on Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Malaysia in conjunction with the UNODC Counter-Terrorism Team Visit to Malaysia, 18 February 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)
  10. El-Muhammady, Ahmad and Hamat, Mohd Fauzi and Wahab, Muhammad Rashidi and Hanfiah, Mohd Hizam and Jalil, Abdullah (2021) Majalah Dabiq sebagai medium propaganda pemikiran Tauhid Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS). Afkar, 23 (2). pp. 339-404. ISSN 1511-8819 E-ISSN 2550-1755
  11. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2022) Engaging expert in public sector: personal experience as consultant to the government agencies and international organization. In: Organizational Management Symposium 2022, 24 January 2022, Online. (Unpublished)
  12. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2022) Terror landscape threats, challenges & response: South East Asia overview – terrorists systems: methods, capabilities & drivers. In: International Counter Terrorism Conference 2022, 17-22 Jan 2022, Virtual. (Unpublished)
  13. El-Muhammady, Ahmad and Wan Daud, Murni (2021) Radicalisation and paramilitary culture: the case of Wanndy’s Telegram groups in Malaysia. In: Militarization and the Global Rise of Paramilitary Culture Post-Heroic Reimaginings of the Warrior. Springer, Singapore, pp. 95-122. ISBN 978-981-16-5587-6
  14. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2021) Book review: Islam, liberalism, and ontology: a critical re-evaluation. Al-Shajarah, 1 (26). pp. 127-132. ISSN 1394-6870
  15. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2021) Managing the return of foreign terrorist fighters in Southeast Asia: complexities and challenges. In: ICPVTR Webinar on "Managing the Return of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Southeast Asia: Complexities and Challenges", 24 May 2021, Singapore. (Unpublished)
  16. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2021) How do the terrorist influence young people? In: The Dynamics of Youth and Terrorism: Understanding and Countering the Issues 2021” 24 May 2021,, 24 May - 1 June 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)
  17. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2021) Malaysia: Balancing National Development, National Security and Cybersecurity Policy. In: Routledge Companion to Global Cyber-Security Strategy. Routledge, London and New York, pp. 325-336. ISBN 978-0-367-02423-9
  18. El-Muhammady, Ahmad (2021) Rehabilitation & reintegration (R&R): Malaysian experience. Digital Study Visit from European Practitioners. (Unpublished)
  19. Boy, Marcus and El-Muhammady, Ahmad and Henkin, Samuel and Nur Ahmad, Hafiza Nur Adheen and Dollah, Ramli and Wan Hassan, Wan Shawaluddin and Singh, Jagroop (2020) Divergent dimensions of radicalization risk: migration and violent extremism in Sabah, Malaysia. Project Report. University of Maryland, USA.
  20. Muhammad Uthman El-Muhammady, Ahmad El-Muhammady (2020) Malaysia in the post-IS era. East Asia Forum, 6th April 2020. pp. 1-3.

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1Countering the threat of Daesh in Malaysia1133
2The role of universities and schools in countering and preventing violent extremism: Malaysian experience887
3External conflicts and Malaysia's National Security: the case of Daesh724
4Ideologi kumpulan pengganas Daesh/ISIS: asas, formulasi dan implikasi666
5Radicalisation model: learning from Malaysian militant-extremists414
6Malaysia in the post-IS era343
7Malaysia: Balancing National Development, National Security and Cybersecurity Policy295
8Rehabilitation & reintegration (R&R): Malaysian experience235
9Divergent dimensions of radicalization risk: migration and violent extremism in Sabah, Malaysia227
10Majalah Dabiq sebagai medium propaganda pemikiran Tauhid Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS)174
11Book review: Islam, liberalism, and ontology: a critical re-evaluation162
12Fahaman sesat dan menyeleweng di media sosial: ancaman dan cabaran127
13Applying Wasatiyyah approach in de-radicalization programs126
14Religious, political and health radicalization in the context of national security in Malaysia and public order120
15Radicalisation and paramilitary culture: the case of Wanndy’s Telegram groups in Malaysia113
16The state of radicalization, extremism, and violent extremism in Malaysia, 2021-2022112
17Youth roles in sustaining peace post-Covid-19 as a global citizen110
18Homecoming: the return of foreign terrorist fighters in South-East Asia103
19Managing the return of foreign terrorist fighters in Southeast Asia: complexities and challenges102
20Empowering the role of Civil Society Organisations in the context of National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAPPCVE)102
21Terror landscape threats, challenges & response: South East Asia overview – terrorists systems: methods, capabilities & drivers97
22Memahami potensi ancaman keganasan siber di Malaysia96
23How do the terrorist influence young people?94
24Engaging expert in public sector: personal experience as consultant to the government agencies and international organization94
25Entry and exit points: violent extremism in South-East Asia77