Crescent International Vol. 30, No. 2

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah, 1421 2001-03

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Rahhalah Haqq

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 1421

Book Review

The Individualized Society by Zygmunt Bauman. Pub: Polity Press, Cambridge, UK / Polity Press, Malden, MA, USA, 2001. Pp. 259. Pbk: £14.99 / $24.95

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 1421

Editorials

The West’s enmity to Islam was brought home to Muslims in Britain earlier this month, when the British government published its list of proscribed “terrorist” organizations, most Islamic or Muslim.

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 1421

Features

Switzerland, which is totally surrounded by European countries and has a population that is mostly Christian and speaks French and German, has overwhelmingly rejected accession talks with the European Union, at least for several years to come.

Developing Just Leadership

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

Rabi' al-Thani 18, 1438

Islamic Movement

Following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Khomeini (r.a.) established the tradition of issuing an annual Hajj message to the Ummah. This year, Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei went for Hajj and issued his message from the Hijaz

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Own Correspondent

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 1421

Occupied Arab World

Always smooth, Dr Hassan al-Turabi, leader of Sudan’s opposition Popular National Congress (PNC), has been honing his skills lately. But the latest rabbit he pulled out of his turban, the alliance the PNC forged with the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), has landed him and scores of his supporters in prison.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abul Fadl

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 1421

Occupied Arab World

During his three-day Mideast tour last month, US secretary of state Colin Powell left no doubt about what the Bush administration has in store for Iraq and the region. Throughout his visit, Powell remained unrepentant about the recent American and British air-strikes on Iraq.

Developing Just Leadership

Abdar Rahman Koya

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 1421

South-East Asia

In what is seen as a sign of desperation by the Mahathir regime, Ezam Nor, a leading Malaysian political activist, was arrested on March 5 for his role in a series of well-attended street demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur over the last few months.

Developing Just Leadership

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 1421

Special Reports

Western pharmaceutical companies, which monopolise the right to fix the price of life-saving drugs throughout the world by patents protected by the World Trade Organization and governments, are facing new challenges that demand unprecedented concessions.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Helena Bestakova

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 1421

Special Reports

The west’s handling of the recent outburst of violence in south-eastern Serbia and north-western Macedonia has exposed what it stood for all along: to quash the aspirations of ethnic Albanians in the former Yugoslavia for independence and freedom...

Mass-graves containing bodies of civilians executed in the last four months have been discovered near Russian military bases in Chechnya by a Moscow-based human-rights group.

Developing Just Leadership

Abul Fadl

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 1421

World

Amid continuing scepticism over the possibility of a pan-African confederation, some 40 heads of state and government have pledged to speed up the birth of an African union.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Faisal Bodi

Shawwal 21, 1421

World

Once the American experience had provided a foretaste of how terrorism legislation can be misused, it was a foregone conclusion that once the Terrorism Act came into force on 19 February, Muslim organisations would fall like dominoes under its impact.

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