Hazim Fouad (1984) studied Near and Middle Eastern Studies in Bochum (Germany), Cairo and London. He currently works as a researcher in Islamic Studies and as an analyst for the Senator of the Interior in Bremen/Germany. Before that he worked at the London based Institute for Strategic Dialogue for the Policy Planner’s Network on Countering Radicalisation and Polarisation. In 2014 he published together with Behnam T. Said the first German anthology on Salafism “Salafismus. Auf der Suche nach dem wahren Islam” (Salafism. Searching for True Islam). Beside his work, he is writing his PhD on “Contemporary Muslim Criticism of Salafism” at the University of Kiel/Germany.