Montasser AlDe’emeh is a Belgian-Palestinian Arabist, islamologist, author and researcher. 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 the University of Nijmegen. He is now continuing his research at the Catholic University of Leuven. 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.