Lamya Kaddor, born to Syrian immigrant parents in Ahlen in Westphalia in 1978, is a scholar of Islamic religious pedagogy and Islamic Studies as well as a journalist. In 2010 she co-founded the Liberal Islamic Union in Germany. She joined the faculty at the University of Münster, where she taught Islamic religious pedagogy. The first translation of the Koran for children and the first textbook for teaching Islamic religion in German schools go back to her initiatives. She is currently directing a project against Anti-Semitism among Muslim teenagers, which is supported by the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, as well as a study on Islamophobia at the University of Duisburg-Essen, which is supported by the Mercator Foundation. She has been elected one of the ten most influential muslimas in Europe and has won numerous awards for her work.