Attila Kovács is an Islamologist and Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Religion, Comenius University, Slovakia, having completed his doctoral studies at the Department of Comparative Religion at the same institution in 2004. He is the author of numerous studies and articles on Islam in various journals and published a monograph titled Allah’s Warriors: the Visual Culture of Islamic Radicalism (2009). His research focuses on contemporary Islam and Islamism in the Arab Middle East, Islam and its visual representations, and the anthropology of Islam. He is the director of the Academic Centre for Shi'a Studies in Bratislava.Katarína Šomodiová is a Doctoral Student in the Department of Comparative Religion, Comenius University, Slovakia, and holds an MA in Political Science. She specialises in the relationship between ethnic and religious identity among Muslims in Europe, as well as among members of Middle Eastern minority groups both in their homelands and the diaspora. She is one of the founding members of the Academic Centre for Shi'a Studies in Bratislava.