Crescent International Vol. 33, No. 1

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Muharram, 1425 2004-03


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Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Laila Juma

Muharram 10, 1425

Book Review

Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky. Pub: Metropolitan Books, New York, 2003. Pp: 278. Hbk: $22.00

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Muharram 10, 1425

Editorials

All the West’s well-established theories about the political evolution of the Islamic state of Iran were thrown into disarray on February 20, when Iran’s parliamentary elections passed off peacefully...

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Jumada' al-Ula' 10, 1436

Editorials

There are so many aspects of the West’s war on Islam that it is difficult to credit them all. One little-noticed one is the drive for ‘democracy’ in the Muslim world. The call for democracy has become a staple of self-justifying Western rhetoric. Why do Muslim hate America? Americans ask...

Materialist consumerism has become one of the defining characteristics of western/modern societies. YUSUF AL-KHABBAZ discusses how the problem can be addressed by Islam’s ethical and moral framework.

Developing Just Leadership

Iqbal Siddiqui

Muharram 10, 1425

Islamic Movement

The "essentially disputed" concept of democracy now dominates much of Muslim political discourse. IQBAL SIDDIQUI questions its utility, suggesting that it is virtually meaningless and creates more problems than it solves.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mohamed Yehia

Muharram 10, 1425

Occupied Arab World

When Egyptian president Husni Mubarak told an interviewer on January 2 that there will be no bequeathing of power in Egypt he was stating the obvious...

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmad Musa

Muharram 10, 1425

Occupied Arab World

UN secretary general Kofi Annan helped the US off a hook of their own making on February 19, when he announced that a UN fact-finding mission headed by Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN envoy to Iraq, had concluded that elections are not feasible in the country before the June 30 date set for the supposed handover of power to an Iraqi administration...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.A. Shaikh

Muharram 10, 1425

Occupied Arab World

President Husni Mubarak of Egypt has stepped up his role as ‘mediator’ in disputes between Muslims and non-Muslims – such as the Palestine-Israeli war and the Bush administration’s confrontation with Syria and Libya – to take the side of the non-Muslim party in each case...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 10, 1425

Reflections

The Saudis' subservience to the US, and the fact that they exploit their position as rulers of the Holy Lands of Islam, is well established...

Developing Just Leadership

Abdar Rahman Koya

Muharram 10, 1425

South-East Asia

A hundred days is generally accepted to be a reasonable time after which to gauge the progress or performance of a new government or political leader...

Developing Just Leadership

Our Own Correspondent

Muharram 10, 1425

South-East Asia

After nearly a year’s delay, Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will finally begin peace talks this April. This agreement, mediated by Malaysia, was reached on February 19 in Kuala Lumpur...

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 10, 1425

Special Reports

​Over the last few weeks, the Western media has watched keenly as Iran went to the polls to elect a new Majlis (parliament), highlighting every perceived shortcoming in the electoral procedure and hoping that the elections would prompt a crisis in Iran’s Islamic system of government...

President Vladimir Putin is engaged in a systematic and murderous campaign of suppression of Chechnya’s struggle for independence. In this campaign anyone sympathetic to Chechnya’s desire and aspiration to leave the Russian Federation is classified as terrorist...

The dispute over the state of Jammu and Kashmir, a legacy bequeathed by the British before their departure from the subcontinent, has bedevilled relations between India and Pakistan since August 1947...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

M.S. Ahmed

Muharram 10, 1425

World

Both Sudan and Somalia are in urgent need of a peaceful settlement of the civil wars that have been ravaging them for more than a decade. But the peace deals recently reached as a result of negotiations mediated by Kenya, and sponsored (in Sudan’s case) by the US, cannot lead to a just and lasting resolution of the conflicts that also guarantees their territorial integrity...

Developing Just Leadership

Zia Sarhadi

Muharram 10, 1425

World

Whatever one’s view of Osama bin Ladin, his understanding of issues and his methods, one thing is indisputable: he has carved a niche for himself in world politics, thanks to US president Bush’s obsession with him...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 10, 1425

World

The public humiliation of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme, had a far deeper purpose than was apparent at first sight: it was meant not only to deflect attention from the military’s role in nuclear proliferation...

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