Ali Bapir Resume
Ali Bapir, also called Mamosta Ali Bapir and Sheikh Ali Bapir (in Kurdish: مامۆستا عهلی باپیر, in Arabic: الشيخ علي بابير) is a Kurdish Islamic intellectual and politician in Iraqi Kurdistan. He is the founder of Kurdistan Islamic Group. Born 1961 in the Peshdar region, Iraqi Kurdistan.
He is most well known for his moderate religious views and his modern interpretation of Islam, which calls for coexistence in a democratic society. He has written more than 90 books on politics, Islam, society, Kurds and Kurdistan.
In 2009 Iraqi general elections for Council of Representatives, he was one of the top 10 candidates with most votes all over the country. His party has good relations with European Union countries, the United States and other countries in the region.
He is currently the leader of the Kurdistan Islamic Group, a major Islamic party in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.