Crescent International Vol. 28, No. 4

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah, 1419 1999-04

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 1419

Book Review

Most people would be hard pressed to tell who the ‘Stranded Pakistanis’ or ‘Bihari Muslims’ in Bangladesh are. That neatly sums up their tragedy, which dates back to the turmoil surrounding the painful birth of Bangladesh in December 1971..

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 1419

Features

Some Muslims have a tendency to look at events through rose-tinted spectacles. The Nato bombing campaign against Yugoslavia falls under this category. Legitimate concern for the plight of Muslim Kosovars has led to profuse thanking of the US and European governments for acting to ‘save’ the Kosovars.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 1419

Features

The war in Bosnia was a defining chapter in the development of the global Muslim Ummah. The sight of Muslims being slaughtered by the thousand for their religion in the heart of Europe moved Muslims to previously unimagined feelings of solidarity and brotherhood.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Rajab 06, 1420

Occupied Arab World

A new scientific fad, not disimilar to to the current craze about genetically-modified food, has taken hold of Arab dictators. Ailing and ageing and encouraged, if not inspired by the ruthless transfer of power to the late Jordanian monarch’s eldest son, king Abdullah II...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 1419

Occupied Arab World

Libya, a international pariah for nearly seven years, received a guarded welcome back into the international community this month. The rehabilitation came after the two Libyan nationals accused by the US and Britain of involvement in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988...

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 1419

Special Reports

Elections have become the latest fad around the world. It seems everyone has discovered that elections can be a useful tool to fool almost all the people almost all the time. At the end of February, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, held elections to end military rule but brought to power a former military dictator, general Olusegun Obasanjo.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Khalil Marwan

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 1419

Special Reports

If the Qana massacre of April 18, 1996 was a tragic ‘mistake’, have the Zionists made any effort not to repeat such mistakes? Their three-year record shows that the Zionists have continued to kill innocent civilians.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 1419

World

Qazi Husain Ahmed started his third term as Amir (leader) of the Jama’at-e Islami in Pakistan on April 8. He was elected by 79.38 percent of the 11,234 votes cast in last month’s leadership elections. He was first elected amir of the Jama’at in 1989.

An estimated 1.7 million Kosovar Muslims have been expelled from their homes in the three weeks since NATO launched its airstrikes to protect them on March 25. Tens of thousands of men have been killed, and at least 100,000 men more are missing, feared dead.

Developing Just Leadership

Laila Juma

Sha'ban 08, 1420

World

The Kalim Siddiqui Memorial Seminar which took place in London on April 11 focused on his understanding of the global Islamic movement, and on issues facing the movement at this time.

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