When I created El-Hazim, I NEVER intended for him to be an extremist. Or the “radical Islamic extremist” archetype. He’s extraordinarily complex and much of that will be explored later. Admittedly, I only scratch the surface with El-Hazim throughout much of the first book because what his intentions are something different and much more complex.

But what’s important here is El-Hazim wants to be a leader. He exudes confidence and is very concerned with his looks.