Crescent International Vol. 31, No. 17

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Sha'ban, 1423 2002-11

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Laila Juma

Sha'ban 15, 1422

Book Review

War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn’t Want You to Know by William Rivers Pitt with Scott Ritter. Pub: Profile Books Ltd., London, UK, 2002. Pp: 78. Pbk: $8.95 / £4.99.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Sha'ban 25, 1423

Editorials

That the Americans used the September 11 attacks as a pretext to install a pro-Western regime in Afghanistan is clear. Many reasons have been touted: a desire to defeat an Islamic regime...

Developing Just Leadership

Waseem Shehzad

Sha'ban 25, 1423

Features

The correct dates for the beginning of Ramadhan and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr and issues which often cause confusion in the community. Here WASEEM SHEHZAD explains how the dates are determined, and what the dates for these blessed days are this year.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 25, 1423

Features

The ICIT held a second International Seerah Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last month. Here we publish the second section of an abridged version of the keynote paper, presented by Zafar Bangash, Director of the ICIT.

Developing Just Leadership

Mohamed Zitouni

Sha'ban 25, 1423

Occupied Arab World

lmost one month after the US and Britain published the draft resolution that they wanted the UN Security Council to pass to justify their planned war on Iraq, the French government has become the main obstacle to their success...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abdar Rahman Koya

Sha'ban 25, 1423

South-East Asia

When at a loss to explain anti-Western opinions and activities, American agencies routinely blame Usama bin Ladin. Since the Bali bombing on October 12, Indonesia has identified its own equivalent: the well-known alim Abu Bakar Basyir...

Zawahir Siddique

Sha'ban 25, 1423

World

“Free and fair” elections in Indian-occupied Kashmir ended in anticlimax on October 17 when Governor’s rule was imposed for six months.

Living on an idyllic tropical island surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful atolls and beaches is a dream for some. Yet, for many inhabitants of the Maldive islands...

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 25, 1423

World

Muslims are so short of success stories these days that they are willing to clutch at any straw to beguile themselves. Take, for instance, the elections in Pakistan on October 10, in which an alliance of six “Islamic” parties surpassed even their own highest expectations.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.A. Shaikh

Sha'ban 25, 1423

World

When the European Commission recommended on October 9 that nine countries be admitted to the EU but not Turkey, most Turks were not surprised. While the popular view is that a Muslim country is not wanted in the Union in any circumstances...

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