Dr Rizwan Mustafa

Regional Course Director

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I’m currently a Regional Course Director at Staffordshire University overseeing the delivery of the accredited entry programmes for initial police training (PEQF).

I have a background in operational policing having spent over 10 years with the West Midlands Police in a number of operational and non-roles. My academic interests focus on Faith Alleged Terrorism & Extremism (FATE) ideologies with a particular focus on Da’esh. I have conducted field research across Pakistan regarding terror and terror affiliated networks, worked with international governments in review of their counter terrorism strategies and continue to present at Counter Terrorism conferences across the world.

In addition to my academic profile, I am also a qualified Muslim cleric, having studied classical Islam from a traditional seminary in Pakistan. My training in traditional Islamic theology offers invaluable perspectives to my academic research interests.

Academic qualifications

  • Da’esh: A Theological Narrative Analysis of Dabiq. University of Birmingham.
  • MA (Distinction). Islamic Studies. University of Gloucestershire.
  • Darse Nizami. Jamia Binoria, Karachi, Pakistan.

Expertise

  • Phenomenological Research
  • Flirted Research Methods
  • Calssical Arabic

Research interests

  • Faith Alleged Terrorism & Extremism (FATE).
  • Ideological drivers of radicalisation and militancy.
  • Evolution of FATE terrorist groups and organisations.
  • Counter radicalisation and deradicalization programmes.

Publications

Mustafa, R. (2021). Islamic Extremism. The Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare, 3(3), 184–188.https://doi.org/10.21810/jicw.v3i3.2823

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Andrew Davies (ed.) Religion in Society Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). Extremism in Andrew Davies (ed.) Religion in Society Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). Female Genital Mutilation in Andrew Davies (ed.) Faith and Social Challenges Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). Forced Marriage in Andrew Davies (ed.) Family Life and Family Law Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). Grooming and Online Abuse in Andrew Davies (ed.) Religion in Society Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). How Can We Confront Hate Speech & Extremism In Our Communities in Andrew Davies (ed.) Religion in Society Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). Marital Abuse in Andrew Davies (ed.) Family Life and Family Law Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). Polygamous Marriage in Andrew Davies (ed.) Family Life and Family Law Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). What is Hate Speech in Andrew Davies (ed.) Religion in Society Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). Difference Between Legal Situation, Cultural Expression and Religious Inclination in Andrew Davies (ed.) Leading Faith Based Organisations Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

Rizwan Mustafa (2019). Government Funding and Projects in Andrew Davies (ed.) Religion in Society Facilitators Guide. (London: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government).

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