Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 1

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Rabi' al-Thani, 1434 2013-03


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Ensuring Socio-economic Justice

Waseem Shehzad

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Main Stories

The great hopes arouse by the Pakistan resolution when it was first passed in Lahore in March 1940—seven years before Pakistan came into existence—remain a pipe dream. Instead, for most Pakistanis it has become a nightmare.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Editorials

This month marks the tenth anniversary of the US-allied invasion and occupation of Iraq. The attack was launched on a complete lie. While the Americans have gone, the legacy of toxic weapons they used is affecting Iraqi civilians in horrible ways.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Editorials

Even though Mohamed Mursi won the presidential elections fair and square, the losing candidates and remnants of the old regime are not willing to give up so easily. In cahoots with their foreign masters, they are busy destabilizing Egypt.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Opinion

American officials lack even basic table manners for talks. While offering to talk to the Islamic Republic, they slap additional illegal sanctions. The revolutionary leadership in Iran has made clear there will be no talks until the Americans improve their manners.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Opinion

Sectarianism is the only fitna the Saudis know. Unfortunately it has spread far and wide, thanks to Saudi propaganda and the naivety of many Muslims that fall easy prey to such fitna.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Afeef Khan

Rajab 12, 1436

Opinion

America not only touts its freedoms, it sends mad bombers around the world to spread them. Yet, right in its capital city, Washington DC, committed Muslims, most born in the US, have been deprived of their religious right to pray inside their masjid at the behest of the Saudis. Whither the freedom of these Muslims?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

News & Analysis

The February 9 hanging of Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri, in India’s notorious Tihar Jail, has touched a raw nerve in Kashmir. Even fair-minded Indian writers, among them Arudhati Roy, have described it as a judicial murder.

Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

News & Analysis

In recent weeks, hopes have been aroused by the announcement of some Syrian opposition leaders to hold a dialogue with the Syrian regime. Will this bring the much-needed peace to the Syrian people?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

News & Analysis

Events in Syria are not entirely based on domestic factors. There are three other conflicts underway that are all being played out through the struggle in Syria.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mustafa

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

News & Analysis

People in Saudi Arabia were outraged when a court said a preacher who was convicted of raping and brutally murdering his five-year-old daughter was to be set free after a few months in jail and paying “blood money” to the girl’s mother. What kind of law exists in the archaic kingdom?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Marjan Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

News & Analysis

Obama has escalated drone warfare not only in other countries but drones are now being increasingly used domestically as well. This was feared by many civil rights activists. Their worst nightmares have come true.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zainab Cheema

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

News & Analysis

Western media outlets are giving the worst possible twist to normal growth and development of relations between Iran and Egypt. As long as Egypt was an US-zionist colony, it was considered normal. Egyptian independence raises alarm bells.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zainab Cheema

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Special Reports

Mali is being targeted as much for its mineral wealth as to keep China from developing close links with Africa. The struggle for influence between the west and China is being fought on the backs of the African people.

Developing Just Leadership

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Special Reports

Russia is determined to assert itself in Central Asia and the Caucasus by using its former puppets to advance its agenda. Some republics offer better prospects than others.

Developing Just Leadership

Mirza Aslam Beg

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Special Reports

The US has turned its attention to the Pacific to contain the rising power of China. The strategic implications of this new policy are analysed here by a former chief of the Pakistan Army.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Jumada' al-Akhirah 20, 1434

Editor's Desk

With this issue, Crescent International enters it forty-second year of publication. This in itself is a milestone. No other Islamic magazine claiming global readership has survived this long.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Shahid Khan

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Letters To The Editor

The US should get out of Afghanistan—not tomorrow, but today. America has lost the war. There should be no American troops left over in Afghanistan, says a reader.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abul Ala Ahmed

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Letters To The Editor

The struggle for people’s right is being hijacked by a US-zionist project to frustrate the aspirations of the people. Unless people in the region are careful, they may find themselves losing all the gains they have made.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Hussein Daya

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Letters To The Editor

The hunger strike by Attawapisket Chief, Theresa Spence has drawn attention to the terrible plight of Native Peoples in Canada. A movement has been born and they will settle for nothing less than a fair share in the resources to uplift themselves from poverty and other deprivations.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Ahmad Musa

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Letters To The Editor

If Muslims are not careful, they may end up causing so much damage to the Ummah that it will take many generations to recover. The poison of sectarianism is spread and financed by Saudi Arabia and its Arabian allies.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Iqbal A. Khawaja

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 1434

Letters To The Editor

What Indian occupation troops are doing in Kashmir, especially the gang rape of women, and the fact that not one perpetrator has been punished, indicates direct complicity of the Indian state in such crimes. The west’s silence over these crimes is equally shocking—and revealing.

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