Montasser AlDe’emeh is a Belgian-Palestinian Arabist, islamologist and political scientist. At the Catholic University of Leuven he did research on islamic radicalization. For his doctoral research on western fighters in Syria and Iraq, he spent two weeks doing field research in Syria. AlDe’emeh began this research at the University of Antwerp and is now continuing his research at the University of Nijmegen. He is an internationally acclaimed jihad expert. He is the founder of the knowledge, research and counselling centre The Way To for the reception of returned fighters and support-seeking Muslim youths and affected parents.