Crescent International Vol. 32, No. 1

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah, 1423 2003-03

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmad Musa

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Book Review

Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia by Jennifer Siegel. Pub: I. B. Tauris & Co., London, 2002. Pp: 284. Hbk: $29.50.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Suraya Dadoo

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Book Review

The Assassination of Lumumba by Ludo De Witte (translated by Ann Wright and Renee Fenby). Pub: Verso Books, London/New York, 2001. (Published in South Africa by Jacana, www.jacana.co.za). Pp 226. Pbk: $15.00.​

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Editorials

The US and Great Britain (effectively one entity, the US/GB, in terms of their Iraq policy) proposed a draft resolution supposedly authorising military action against Iraq to the UN Security Council on February 24...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Editorials

As this issue of Crescent International goes to press, an attack on Iraq seems inevitable. The US and Britain are expected to put their revised draft resolution before the UN Security Council at any moment, giving Iraq until March 17 to "disarm completely" or face attack...

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Features

​In this month of Muharram, as Muslims all over the world remember and mark the martyrdom of Imam Husain (ra) at Karbala, ZAFAR BANGASH, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, relates those events to our current situation

Developing Just Leadership

Kalim Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Islamic Movement

Here we continue our reprinting of a series of articles reflecting on the Islamic Revolution in Iran and its impact on world history, written by the late DR KALIM SIDDIQUI and first published in 1989.

Developing Just Leadership

Our Cairo Correspondent

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Occupied Arab World

When millions of anti-war protestors took to the streets in towns and cities across the world on the weekend of February 15-16, some commentators noticed that protests in Arab countries were muted at best.

Developing Just Leadership

Our Own Correspondent

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Occupied Arab World

The impotence of Arab regimes was again on display on February 17, when foreign ministers from the 22-member Arab League gathered in Cairo for an "extraordinary" meeting, not to formulate a common response to the invasion of Iraq, but merely to agree on a date for an "emergency" summit.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Own Correspondent

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Occupied Arab World

Some news items remain fairly constant: while the world’s attention is turned to international politicking before the US’s almost-inevitable attack on Iraq

Developing Just Leadership

Abdar Rahman Koya

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

South-East Asia

There are signs that cracks are appearing in the alliance of strange bedfellows in South East Asia. Governments are beginning to realise that they have been negligent of domestic politics; as general elections loom in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia...

Developing Just Leadership

Perwez Shafi

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

Special Reports

DR PERWEZ SHAFI, director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought in Pakistan, examines the regional and geo-strategic thinking behind the US’s plans to attack Iraq, in the context of both its drive for oil and its commitment to zionism

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

World

Dr Sami al-Arian, the Tampa-based Palestinian professor suspended from the University of South Florida (USF) after September 11, was arrested at his home in Tampa, Florida, on February 20 on charges of being a terrorist, specifically of being a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 1423

World

Of all the countries that will be affected by the war on Iraq, Islamic Iran probably has the most to worry about. Neither US officials nor their zionist colleagues have made any secret of their real intentions: Iraq is merely the first step along the way to destroying Iran’s Islamic government.

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