Crescent International Vol. 41, No. 4

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Rajab, 1433 2012-06


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Developing Just Leadership

Ayman Ahmed

Rajab 11, 1433

Main Stories

In a crowded field of 13 candidates, Dr. Muhammad al-Mursi of the Ikhwan-backed Hizb al-Hurriyah wa-al-‘Adalah (the Freedom and Justice Party), won the first spot in presidential elections on May 23 and 24.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 11, 1433

Editorials

The unprecedented hunger strike by nearly 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails not only galvanized the entire Palestinian population but also exposed yet again Zionism’s true nature as an ideology of indescribable cruelty, illegal arrests, and indefinite detention and torture.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 11, 1433

Editorials

Buddhists are supposed to be non-violent and peaceful people. Many no doubt are. Their monks dress in simple clothes and lead a frugal existence spending most of their time in chants and meditation.

On a visit to a Muslim country in 1990, a young journalist called me in my hotel room. Excited about the end of the Cold War and the peace dividend that was about to break out, he wanted my opinion on the subject.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Rajab 11, 1433

Opinion

This month 23 years ago, the oppressed Muslims as well as the toiling masses worldwide lost one of their own: Imam Khomeini.

In last month’s column, I reflected on the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnia War, which began in March 1992.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 11, 1433

News & Analysis

Hopes aroused for a mutually acceptable approach to breaking the deadlock in Iran-P5+1 talks in Baghdad on May 23 and 24 were dashed because of Western duplicity.

Developing Just Leadership

Latheef Farook

Rajab 11, 1433

News & Analysis

Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M. Dayaratne’s order to demolish the 65-year-old masjid in Dambulla and build one elsewhere strikes at the very root of religious freedom.

Developing Just Leadership

Zia Sarhadi

Rajab 11, 1433

News & Analysis

Before US President Barack Obama landed in Chicago to attend the NATO conference on Afghanistan (May 20–21), albeit to noisy protests from the anti-war and Occupy Wall Street movements, he already had two agreements tucked under his arm...

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Khadijah Ali

Rajab 11, 1433

News & Analysis

The long-suffering people of Bosnia-Herzegovina received two items of bad news last month amid grim reminders of the 20th anniversary of the Serbian-led war that had caused 200,000 Bosnian deaths.

Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rajab 11, 1433

News & Analysis

They came from all walks of life and represented all ages: men, women and children stretching more than five kilometers outside Bahrain’s capital city, Manama, on 5-18-2012 to categorically reject any union between their country and Saudi Arabia, which was discussed, though not approved, in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Rajab 11, 1433

Special Reports

During his 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama repeatedly said the war in Iraq was ill-advised and should be ended.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 11, 1433

Special Reports

Muslims occupy a vast swathe of the earth’s surface. From Morocco in the west to Indonesia in the southeast, Muslims reside in a part of the globe that acts as a bridge between Europe and the vast archipelago of Southeast Asia.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Rajab 11, 1433

Editor's Desk

If Pakistan only faced external enemies, it would be easy to understand its problems. The real tragedy is that its rulers are the greatest enemies the state and the people have to face.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

David Kemp

Rajab 11, 1433

Letters To The Editor

Sister Zainab Cheema’s shocking statistics about sexual violence in the US military as well as prisons (Crescent, 5-2012), is merely a reflection of the reality of life in much of the Western world.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Shahzad Malik

Rajab 11, 1433

Letters To The Editor

Your articles on the 20th anniversary of the war on Bosnia brought home the bestiality of people puffed up by their own alleged superiority and consumed by an abiding hatred of others.

Developing Just Leadership

Tariq A. Butt

Rajab 11, 1433

Letters To The Editor

Thank you for giving us a very balanced picture about Imran Khan, the cricket star-turned politician, and perhaps the next leader of the country.

Developing Just Leadership

Abdul Rahim (aka J.V. Apollo)

Rajab 11, 1433

Letters To The Editor

I am writing to say that every article in the Crescent is the whole truth and it is the best newsmagazine of the Islamic movement that I have read.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Shahid Saleem

Rajab 11, 1433

Letters To The Editor

When US President Barack Obama (an Uncle Tom if there ever was one!) or even petty officials talk about America the “land of the free,” it makes me sick.

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