Researcher on Radical Islam, Author, and Political Leader
Hijri 1398-Present (AH); Common Era 1978-Present (CE)
Mona Kanwal Sheikh has a Master Degree in Political Science, and is specialized in radical Islam. She is currently board member of the Documentation and Advisory Centre on Racial Discrimination (DRC) and vice chair of the INGO European Network Against Racism (ENAR). She has previously been board member of a number of organizations working for minority rights such as the Association of Ethnic Minorities (POEM) and the Integration Council of Copenhagen Municipality. In 2001 she was nominated to the Danish Parliament and elected board member of the central council of the Danish Social-Liberal Party (DRV). She is an experienced debater, freelance writer/commentator and frequently gives lectures on issues related to Danish integration politics, "European Islam,” and religion and secularism at different educational institutions and religious forums all over Denmark. Mona has edited and contributed to a number of anthologies and produced several articles - especially on questions relating to Islam in European context - published in a diversity of pamphlets, journals and Danish newspapers. During her many years' work in different NGO's, Mona has initiated and organized a number of dialogue conferences and welfare activities On the basis of her activities she is frequently quoted in Danish media. Mona Sheikh is born in Denmark and is of Pakistani origin.