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Mohammed Hafez

Mohammed M. Hafez[1] is a specialist in Islamist movements, political militancy, and violent radicalization. He is the author of Why Muslims Rebel and Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom.

Hafez received his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000.[1] At LSE, he studied under Fred Halliday.

Hafez is currently a Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.[1]

Hafez is also the author of over 50 scholarly articles and policy pieces on militant Islamist ideologies, radicalization, foreign fighters, political violence and suicide bombers.


  • Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom (United States Institute of Peace, 2007)
  • Manufacturing Human Bombs: The Making of Palestinian Suicide Bombers (United States Institute of Peace, 2006)
  • Why Muslims Rebel: Repression and Resistance in the Islamic World (Lynne Rienner, 2003)


  1. ^ a b c Mohammed Mahmoud Hafez, Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School.