Crescent International Vol. 41, No. 3

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

Zafar Bangash, Afeef Khan, Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah, 1433 2012-05


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Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Khadijah Mahmoud

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Letters To The Editor

I was horrified to read the story of Tori Stafford, the 8-year-old subjected to such brutality.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Editorials

It is always difficult to reconcile with decline in one’s power and clout. This is as true of individuals in old age as it is of societies and empires in their twilight years.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Editorials

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the brutal war imposed on Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Developing Just Leadership

Tahir Mustafa

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Editorials

The era of US unilateralism has ended. Apart from its European allies — and there too, only some of them — the rest of the world has dismissed Washington’s demands to impose oil and trade embargo on Iran.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Opinion

Democracy is a much used and abused term. It is essentially a tool in the hands of the rich and powerful to legitimize their ill-gotten gains.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Opinion

This writer knows from many encounters with fervent Muslims belonging to different shades and colors of the global Islamic movement that there are those who fault the Islamic Republic of Iran on matters that extend from its form of government (where is the khalifah?) all the way to “Iran is our primary enemy, Israel follows” and everything in-betweeen.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Opinion

Early last month, Bosnians marked the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the genocidal war waged against them by the Serbs and Croats of former Yugoslavia, a war whose objective was the extermination of the largest indigenous Muslim community remaining in Europe.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

News & Analysis

For a state to function reasonably well, it must fulfill certain basic needs of the people: provide security of life, limb and property as well as food, water, education and health services.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

News & Analysis

Imran Khan, cricket-star-turned-social worker-turned politician, is riding high in public opinion polls in Pakistan.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Fahad Ansari

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

News & Analysis

The doctrine of the separation of powers, by which governance is divided among three branches — the executive, legislative and the judiciary — is an old concept which was first developed in ancient Greece that continues to form the foundation of governance in most liberal democracies today.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Fahad Ansari

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

News & Analysis

In war, numerous tactics are used to weaken the enemy with a view to its ultimate defeat.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zainab Cheema

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

News & Analysis

Photographs are the privileged medium for showing the graphic horrors of war.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zainab Cheema

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

News & Analysis

On February 26, a young African American middle schooler named Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Florida, as he walked back to a family member’s home after having bought some candy at a local convenience store.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Islamic Movement

Dr. Tarek Mehanna, an American-born Muslim citizen, was handed a 17-year-prison sentence by a Boston court on April 12 for no greater “crime” than exercising his First Amendment right to free speech.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Our Own Correspondent

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Islamic Movement

Crescent International recently interviewed an Addis Ababa-based Muslim journalist and Islamic activist on the current situation in Ethiopia.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Editor's Desk

As the US and its NATO allies head to Chicago (May 20–21) to discuss the future of Afghanistan, several issues have become clear.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mamoun al-Dhahabi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Letters To The Editor

Your article, “Choices facing the Ikhwan” (Crescent, 4-2012) was both enlightening and thought provoking.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Special Reports

The latest round of talks between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) held in Istanbul on April 14 ended with all sides proclaiming success.

Developing Just Leadership

Syed Hasnain

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Letters To The Editor

One of my favorite columns in the Crescent is that by Abu Dharr.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tariq Khan Afridi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Letters To The Editor

American officials never tire of lecturing others about how law-abiding they are.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Deborah Smith

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 1433

Letters To The Editor

Canadian-born Omar Khadr, child prisoner-turned adult, may soon be coming home from Guantanamo.

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