Crescent International Vol. 31, No. 5

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Safar, 1423 2002-05

Developing Just Leadership

S. R. Esmail

Safar 18, 1423

Book Review

​The War on Islam by Enver Masud. Pub: Madrasah Books, an imprint of The Wisdom Fund, P O Box 2723, Arlington VA 22202, USA, second edition 2001. Pp: 225. Pbk: $17.50.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Safar 18, 1423

Editorials

Deir Yassin (1948)... Sabra and Shatilla (1982)... Qana (1996)... Jenin (2002) is only the latest in a long list of Israeli crimes against humanity during the zionist state’s short but bloody history. Whether or not a UN fact-finding mission is sent to the camp is irrelevant; everyone who watched events there unfolding, and has seen the devastation...

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Safar 18, 1423

Islamic Movement

ZAFAR BANGASH, director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, discusses the example South African Muslims set the rest of the Ummah

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abbas Fadl Murtada

Safar 18, 1423

Occupied Arab World

Dozens of Israeli tanks, backed by helicopter-gunships and hundreds of armoured vehicles, launched a pre-dawn incursion into the Palestinian city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on April 29...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.A. Shaikh

Safar 18, 1423

Occupied Arab World

A series of explosions at locations in government buildings and buildings adjacent to the US embassy in Sana, the capital of Yemen, and noisy demonstrations against the regime have shown how angry the Yemeni people are becoming at president Ali Saleh’s undiminished cooperation with the American ‘war against terrorism’.

Developing Just Leadership

Abdar Rahman Koya

Safar 18, 1423

South-East Asia

The Malaysian regime has engaged in a fresh round of arrests: another 14 people were abducted on April 18 under the Internal Security Act, accusing them of links with ‘Islamic militants’...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abul Fadl

Safar 18, 1423

Special Reports

The US has used its financial muscle to subvert yet another international agency, this time the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. KHALIL OSMAN reports.

The long-awaited report on the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Serb forces in the UN ‘safe haven’ of Srebrenica in 1995 blames the Dutch government, its army and the UN for the genocide. Prepared by the Netherlands Institute for War Documents (NIOD) and published on April 10, the 7,000-page document strongly criticises the government for sending ill-prepared troops on a vaguely defined mission to the UN safe haven...

Developing Just Leadership

Abul Fadl

Safar 18, 1423

World

The presidents of the five Caspian Sea littoral countries ended a two-day summit in Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital, on April 24 without reaching any agreement on how to share the Caspian and its rich hydrocarbon reserves.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Safar 18, 1423

Occupied Arab World

It was officially confirmed by different Chechen sources late in April that mujahideen commander Omar ibn Khattab has been martyred.

Pakistan goes to the polls on April 30 (after Crescent press time) in a Zia-ul-Haq style referendum designed to legitimate general Perwez Musharraf’s continuing as ‘president’ for another five years.

M.S. Ahmed

Safar 18, 1423

World

Sudan’s attempts to normalise relations with its neighbours are being scuppered by the US, which aims to isolate the ‘Islamic rogue state’ and build up support for the Christian separatists led by colonel John Garang.

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