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Ammar Anwer is an ex-Islamist who writes for The Nation, Pakistan Today and other media outlets. He believes in secularism and democracy and aspires to see Pakistan become a pluralistic state.

ARTICLES BY: Ammar Anwer

June 12, 2017 10:18 am

Pakistani Law Makes Ramadan a Dangerous Time for Religious Minorities

The unconscious man was covered in filth, and being rushed to a hospital. Irfan Masih was a sewer cleaner, and had been stricken by poisonous gases...

February 27, 2017 7:38 am

How Pakistani Law Enshrines Extremism and Emboldens Terror

Pakistani extremists have killed nearly 50,000 people since 9/11. But government ineffectiveness in Islamabad has stymied all efforts to contain terrorist violence. The Pakistani government and military...

January 23, 2017 3:08 pm

My Journey Away From Radical Islam

I grew up in Rawalpindi, a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan, in a family that had links with both the Deoband school of thought...


Rep. Ilhan Omar Expelled from House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ocasio-Corte...

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was expelled from the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday in a 218-211 party line vote, booting...


Chad to Open Embassy in Israel Five Years After Renewing Ties

Chadian President Mahamat Deby said he would inaugurate an embassy in Israel on Thursday that would build on bilateral relations that were established five years ago. Deby announced the plan on Wednesday as he began a visit to Israel....

Middle East

Two Armed Men Cross From Syria Into Israeli Territory, IDF Troops Open Fire

Two armed men were spotted crossing from Syria into Israel on Sunday morning, in the southern Golan Heights, the Israeli military said. Israeli soldiers opened fire after arriving on the scene,...

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