Uncommon Ground Contributor Ammar Anwer

Ammar Anwer is a writer who focuses on Islamic History, Islamism and Islamic Reform.

Articles by Ammar Anwer:

Islam vs. Islamism: The Birth of Totalitarian Theology

Islamist terrorists and theocrats hold beliefs quite different from those of ordinary Muslims. But where does radical Islamism originate from? In the 20th century, the world faced two major totalitarian threats, one in the form of fascism that was spearheaded by Nazi Germany, and the other in the form of communism, spearheaded by the Soviet […] Read more

Can Islam Be Reformed?

Islamism is just one specific totalitarian interpretation of Islam. It is possible to adopt a version of Islam that can be reconciled with western values. Read more