Rashad Ali

De-radicalisation expert, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Rashad Ali is a Resident Senior Fellow at ISD where he works across the organisation advising on strategy, programmes and Islamist ideology. Rashad is classically trained in Islamic theology and jurisprudence and Modern Studies in Islam having read at the Markfield Institute and taken courses at al-Azhar University, Cairo. He is an external lecturer for Derby University’s MA courses on radicalisation and counter-terrorism. He is also an author of "A Guide to Refuting Jihadism" and a chapter analysing Hizb ut Tahrir ideology and strategy in Arabic and English in the edited volume "ISIS Incubators - Rise of Salafi Jihadism" published by al-Mesbar.   As a researcher Rashad has also given testimony and contributed submissions to the UK’s Home Affairs Select Committee on Radicalisation, the UK Parliamentary Select Committee on Intelligence and has briefed the London Mayor's office on counter-terrorism strategy. He is regularly consulted by various think tanks and governments across the EU and North America. He has written for The Observer, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Times, Dissent Magazine, Conservative Home, and given commentary for Newsnight, BBC News, been a Researcher and Assistant Producer for the BBC's flagship Panorama documentary show.