Mona Thakkar is a Junior Research Fellow at ICSVE researching online extremism, radical narratives and propaganda setting strategies of Salafi Jihadist groups of ISIS, Al Qaeda and analyzing the impact of the ideological clashes in the Salafi Jihadi milieu on the geopolitics of the Middle East. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s in West Asian Studies from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. Having a background in journalism, she has worked as a fixer and translator for German and Swiss News publications like SRF and Tages Zeitung. Mona is fluent in English, German, Hindi, with an intermediate understanding of the Arabic language.
Molly Ellenberg is a research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism [ICSVE]. Molly is a…