Crescent International Vol. 30, No. 12

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Ula', 1422 2001-08

Developing Just Leadership

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

Book Review

Hamas: Political Thought and Practice by Khalid Hroub. Pub: Institute for Palestine Studies, Washington DC, USA, 2000, pp. 329, $16.95.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

Editorials

After months of street turmoil and parliamentary drama, Indonesia returned to relative calm with the removal of Abdurrahman Wahid from the presidency last month. His tumultuous 21-month rule was marked by moves to open up political freedom in the world’s fourth most populous Muslim country.

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

Features

General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, came, saw and returned without conquering: not Kashmir but his ancestral home at Naharwali Haveli, Delhi. Yet another summit-level talk between India and Pakistan had collapsed.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

Islamic Movement

Two months before the International Seerah conference to be held by the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) in South Africa (September 21-23, 2001), a major conference on the Seerah took place in Ottawa, Canada. ZAFAR BANGASH, director of the ICIT, was there.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

Occupied Arab World

With Ariel Sharon, the butcher of Beirut, at the helm, the “only democracy in the Middle East” has gone berserk. It is using US-supplied Apache helicopters against Palestinian activists, in complete disregard of human life. Amer Hudeiri, a Hamas activist, was martyred on August 5 when Israel fired two missiles at his car in the West Bank town of Tulkerm...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abul Fadl

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

Occupied Arab World

August 2 was the 11th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Eleven years later, the consequences of the invasion continue to cloud the political landscape in the Middle East, as proven by Washington’s doggedness in sounding the drums of war against Baghdad.

Developing Just Leadership

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rabi' al-Thani 18, 1438

South-East Asia

The beleaguered Mahathir regime in Malaysia appears to have a knack for finding strategies that have unintended effects. In its latest campaign to silence the opposition, ten more people, including Nik Adli Nik Abdul Aziz, the son of PAS chief Nik Abdul Aziz, were abducted in the first week of August under the notorious Internal Security Act (ISA)...

Developing Just Leadership

Abul Fadl

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

Special Reports

Ten years after the end of the US attack on Iraq, more than 5,000 Iraqis remain stranded and largely forgotten in appalling conditions in the Rafha refugee camp in north-eastern Saudi Arabia.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

World

The Taliban authorities in Afghanistan arrested 24 staff members of a German charity working in Kabul on August 5, setting off yet another international outcry about their alleged inhumanity.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

World

Until a month ago it was a firm western policy to arm the Macedonian military and isolate Albanian fighters by branding them as ‘terrorists’ out to break up the country in their alleged pursuit of ‘Greater Albania’.

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 1422

World

Since China and Russia recently signed a treaty of friendship in Moscow, supposed by some to be a response to US president George W. Bush’s missile project, trade and military contacts between Moscow and Washington have mushroomed.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Own Correspondent

Rabi' al-Thani 18, 1438

World

The recent ban on Turkey’s Islamist Fazilat (‘Virtue’) Party (Fazilet Partisi or FP) caused division in the ranks of the country’s largest Islamist party along the lines of a longstanding rift between its so-called “traditionalist”/ “loyalist” and “modernist” / “reformist” factions.

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