DR. FARISH AHMAD-NOOR is a Malaysian political scientist and human rights activist. He has taught at the Centre for Inter-Civilizational Dialogue, University of Malaya; the Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie University of Berlin and the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Muslim World. He is currently working on the subject of the Indian Muslim diaspora in Southeast Asia. He has also been the Secretary-General of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST). Author of Terrorizing the Truth: the Demonization of the Image of Islam and Muslims in Global Media and Political Discourseђ (JUST, 1997) he is also a regular columnist for a number of newspapers and magazines in Malaysia, Pakistan and Britain.