Crescent International Vol. 32, No. 2

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Muharram, 1424 2003-03

Developing Just Leadership

Kalim Siddiqui

Muharram 13, 1424

Islamic Movement

Here we conclude a series of reprinted 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

Muharram 13, 1424

Occupied Arab World

Here we reprint an interview with KHALID MESHA’AL, leader of the Hamas politburo, given during talks between different Palestinian groups in Cairo last month.

Developing Just Leadership

Waseem Shehzad

Muharram 13, 1424

Occupied Arab World

The tragedy of the Iraqi people is turning into a farce in the Arab rulers’ hands. As if the insults traded between colonel Mu’ammar Qaddafi of Libya and crown prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the Arab League summit on March 1 were not enough, the OIC also got in on the act on March 5 in Doha.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Muharram 13, 1424

Occupied Arab World

Eleven Palestinians, almost all non-combatants, were killed in the northern Ghazzah town of Jabalya on March 6, during the Israeli military’s third major incursion into Ghazzah in less than a week.

Developing Just Leadership

Abdar Rahman Koya

Muharram 13, 1424

South-East Asia

What’s in a NAM? This was answered even before the so-called non-aligned countries, which constitute the Non-Aligned Movement, began their summit in Kuala Lumpur on February 24. For many heads of state who attended, it was a short holiday in the tropics.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Manila Correspondent

Muharram 13, 1424

South-East Asia

While the Philippine armed forces were bombarding Muslim villages and towns in the south of the country, a large and powerful bomb exploded on March 4 at Davao airport in southern Philippines, killing dozens of foreigners.

Developing Just Leadership

Zia Sarhadi

Muharram 13, 1424

World

Despite eighteen months of relentless bombing, the US has failed to turn Afghanistan into a democratic paradise with groceries in every shopping plaza and a McDonald’s at every street corner. This is frustrating for US president Bush...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 13, 1424

World

Pakistan has been afflicted by two curses since the beginning of its existence: one a quirk of geography and the other of choice. At its birth Pakistan was saddled with an enemy, India, many times its size; and its ruling elites’ desire to pursue "friendship" with America is the second, warping its policies in the process.

At a time when the world is debating the legality and morality of America’s determination to invade and occupy Iraq, the Turkish parliament’s rejection on March 1 of a motion allowing US troops to deploy in Turkey on their way to northern Iraq was widely seen both as a major act of anti-American defiance from a state which has recently seen a (vaguely) Islamist government win power...

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