Houda Nabih joined the International Centre of Counter Terrorism as a project intern in February 2020. Her work mainly evolves around facilitating various research projects at the ICCT.
As an International Relations and Organizations student at Leiden University, she is specialized in the field of Law, Culture and Development. Her main areas of interest are counter-radicalization strategies, rehabilitation and reintegration procedures, alongside human rights, Sharia law and the interpretations thereof. She has previously conducted quantitative research on how the media coverage of terrorist attacks can influence social prejudice and the stigmatization of Islam in the West.
Houda is a co-founder and the Head of External Affairs of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) student association. She is currently also working on a podcast in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where the role and support of The Netherlands in the MENA region will be discussed.
There has been significant commentary on violent extremists’ intent to exploit this rare moment of uncertainty and instability caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries such as Mali and Niger and public demonstrations. The global pandemic, recent protests, and government response to these demonstrations heighten the risk for violent radicalisation that affects the […]
‘IS told us this…if you leave, either we or the landmines will kill you’ Kamal, a former farmer from Daquq, Iraq The territorial defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) offers hope for Iraq and Syria. And yet, many of the factors that contributed to this terrorist organisation’s escalation remain, worsened by ongoing devastation and destruction. […]
On July 16, the UK’s Court of Appeal determined that Shamima Begum, currently at an IDP camp in northeast Syria, has the right to return to the UK to challenge the stripping of her British nationality. Born in the UK to parents of Bangladeshi origin, Begum had her UK citizenship – the only one she […]