by Ahmed Abdul Rahman (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 45, No. 6, Shawwal, 1437)
Long-time subscriber, Ahmed Abdul Rahman lauds Crescent’s in-depth analysis that is lacking in other media outlets.
I am a long-time subscriber of Crescent International magazine. Over the years, I have come to appreciate the depth and breadth of coverage it offers. It provides me an understanding that is often completely missing from what passes off as the Western corporate media. Elsewhere, it is either noise or distortion, but no real news. Only Crescent offers the kind of in-depth analysis that equips one to present a coherent picture of what is really going on.
Recently, I had a pleasant experience. After Eid al-Fitr, we were at a friend’s house for dinner. On such occasions, Muslims often turn to Muslim world affairs. Of the 15 or so guests, only one person made sense of what was being discussed. Others simply rattled off what they had heard on CNN, Fox News or al-Jazeera. As the discussion heated up, the other guests were completely stumped. One of them asked, where do you get your news and how do you know so much? To my surprise, the brother said he is a Crescent subscriber and has been reading it for a long time. I told the gathering that I too was a Crescent subscriber. We had a good laugh but it was obvious that those present were impressed by our knowledge of global affairs, thanks to Crescent’s coverage of events. Please keep up the good work. I make it a habit to introduce Crescent to my friends. I would strongly recommend others also to do the same.
Ahmed Abdul Rahman
Los Angeles, CA, US