Crescent International Vol. 30, No. 17

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban, 1422 2001-11

Developing Just Leadership

Hamid Algar

Sha'ban 15, 1422

Book Review

MODERN ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT, by Hamid Enayat (revised edition, with foreword by Hamid Algar). Pub: Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2001. Pp. 307; pbk. RM36.00 / $12.00 (excld. postage)

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Sha'ban 15, 1422

Editorials

Much has been made of George W. Bush’s throwaway characterization of the US’s “war on terrorism” as a ‘crusade’. To be fair, he was probably using the word in the sense of a determined, even zealous, pursuit of a cause, rather than in any specifically anti-Islamic sense...

The contemporary world is in the process of a political reconfiguration. The traditional concepts and frameworks of understanding, capitalism vs. communism, right vs. left, and conservative vs. progressive, are outdated and have been left behind.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban 15, 1422

Islamic Movement

One feature of the crisis that began on September 11 has been the extent to which the US’s subsequent policy has been questioned and opposed by so many people even in the West. Even in America, where war-fever has been most intense, opposition to the attacks on Afghanistan has been evident, in demonstrations on university campuses, in New York and other cities...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Special Correspondent

Sha'ban 15, 1422

Occupied Arab World

As international attention remains focused on the US-British attacks on Afghanistan and the escalating humanitarian crisis inflicted on the Afghani people, Israel has gone on the rampage in Palestine.

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Sha'ban 15, 1422

Occupied Arab World

President Husni Mubarak of Egypt has been fighting Islamic movements since coming to power in 1981. Exploiting Egypt’s influence in the Muslim world, he has been instrumental in the adoption of anti-terrorism conventions and resolutions by the Arab League, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), and the General Assembly of the UN.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 15, 1422

Occupied Arab World

Whether the US-led war on Afghanistan will overthrow the Taliban is a moot point, but it has already caused tremors in Saudi Arabia. Not because the House of Saud is concerned about what happens to the Taliban or the Afghans...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abul Fadl

Sha'ban 15, 1422

Special Reports

On October 12 the Nobel prize committee in Oslo announced that it was awarding the United Nations Organization and Kofi Annan, its secretary-general, a peace prize in recognition of their work in pursuit of “a better organized and a more peaceful world.” This is the first time that the UN as a whole and its acting head have received the award.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Sha'ban 15, 1422

Special Reports

Propaganda is an important tool of war but, like everything else the Americans do, it is one which they wield crudely. On October 22 the Taliban reported that a hospital in Herat had been bombed, killing more than 100 people, including many children.

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 15, 1422

World

The US-British assault on the Taliban and Usama bin Ladin in Afghanistan does not appear to be going well, despite the use of ground troops on October 20 after two weeks of aerial attacks.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.S. Ahmed

Sha'ban 15, 1422

World

China, now a member of the World Trade Organisation, has made substantial political and economic gains at the APEC summit it recently hosted at Shanghai.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.A. Shaikh

Sha'ban 15, 1422

World

Russia and the US have established reasonably friendly ties in order to avoid conflict between their interests, and occasionally to cooperate for those interests.

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