Dr Ali Shehata Abdou Selim is a senior member of staff at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. As a Muslim spokesman in Ireland, he has written articles for The Irish Times and Spectrum, and is the editor of the magazine Ar-Resalah. He is the official translator for the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and translates their annual final statements. Dr Selim also recently translated the book The Muslim as a European Citizen into English. He has served as a private secretary to the Imam at the Islamic Cultural Centre, Dublin, and as the Secretary General of the Irish Council of Imams. He has an extensive background in Islamic and Faith studies, with a Bachelor’s degree from Al-Azhar University, Egypt, an MA in Ecumenics from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from the same university. This led to an academic career as a Lecturer on Islam and Multiculturalism at the Mater Dei Institute, Dublin. He also lectures in Arabic at Trinity College Dublin, and has taught Arabic to a number of Irish politicians and members of the business community. His publications include Muslims and Educational Challenges in Ireland (2014) and The Muslim as a European Citizen (2012).