Crescent International Vol. 26, No. 12

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Thani, 1418 1997-08

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abul Fadl

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 1418

Book Review

The recent ethnic wars and crises that have ravaged the Balkans over the last few years are a reminder of the complexity of a region where past enmities and unsettled grievances, as well as thwarted national aspirations and traumas, retain their powerful presence, often hidden behind the artificial carapace and boundaries of the modern nation-State.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mahmoud Ahmed Shaikh

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 1418

Features

Iraqis have always suspected that the 1963 military coup that set Saddam Husain on the road to absolute power had been masterminded by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Own Correspondent

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 1418

Occupied Arab World

The Algerian army, like the Turkish military, shows no sign of relinquishing its grip on power, and the speculation generated by the recent release of the two Islamic Salvation Front Leaders...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

P A Joseph

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 1418

Occupied Arab World

The identity of the two bombers who blew themselves up simultaneously in a busy outdoor market in West Jerusalem on July 30 remains a mystery.

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 1418

South-East Asia

There is in Malaysia a truly George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four scenario. There is an ‘Anti-Corruption Act’ to nab those who complain about corruption; an Institute of Islamic Understanding to promote an orientalist version of Islam; non-Muslims advising the Muslims how to reform Islam, else Islam will `die off’ due to its failure to change with the time...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 1418

Special Reports

At US$7 trillion, America has the largest economy in the world (the world’s economy is put at $25 trillion). Currently the US also enjoys a robust job growth rate with unemployment put officially at a mere 5 percent, lowest of all the industrialised countries.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Shabbir Versi

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 1418

World

That Muslims take strong offence at any insult to the honour of the noble Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, is not in doubt.

Mahmoud Ahmed Shaikh

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 1418

World

Greece not only persecutes its own Muslims but also plays a conspicuous role in the programme of obliteration directed at the presence of Islam in the Balkans.

President Nelson Mandela has hailed the prominent role played by Islam in the liberation and construction of Africa describing the world’s most frequently demonised faith as the continent’s principal religion and as an agent of tolerance and goodwill.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 1418

World

Pakistan launched its golden jubilee celebrations by a radio and television address by prime minister Nawaz Sharif at one minute past midnight on August 14. Then there was flag-hoisting ceremony at the parliament building attended by the country’s top brass while the people rejoiced in the streets waving flags and releasing thousands of balloons.

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