Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 3

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Rajab, 1435 2014-05


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Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Ayesha Alam

Rajab 02, 1435

Main Stories

Generals love democracy, especially the kind that propels them into power without conceding anything to the civilians. This is underway in Egypt under General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Empire’s new muscleman.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 02, 1435

Editorials

The emerging, new Muslim East (aka the Middle East) is not the one Condoleezza Rice had envisioned; it is more confident and assertive and pursuing an agenda to serve the interests of the people rather than imperialist/Zionist powers.

The US dollar is losing its shine as rivals emerge to stake a claim. It is not only the euro but also the Chinese currency, the yuan that are challenging dollar’s supremacy in global finance.

The Saud regime’s oppressive decree banning calls for reform, exposure of corruption or withdrawing allegiance from the king has had exactly the opposite effect. People are openly challenging the regime on YouTube and Facebook.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Rajab 02, 1435

Opinion

There is a long history of links between the Ikhwan and the Saudi monarchy. It has not always been a happy relationship but the Ikhwan have a choice to make: which side of the fence do they want to sit on.

Developing Just Leadership

Tahir Mahmoud

Rajab 02, 1435

News & Analysis

The anti-Islamic nature of pseudo-Salafis is evident from their behavior in Syria—killing not only civilians but also members of rival groups—but it is the pseudo scholars in the service of empire that must be exposed.

Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rajab 02, 1435

News & Analysis

The House of Saud has arrived at a critical moment in its history: how to safely hand over power to the next generation without upsetting the applecart. It is not an easy task.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Ahmet Aslan

Jumada' al-Akhirah 12, 1436

News & Analysis

The veteran US journalist, Seymour Hersh has laid to rest one lie—that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in al-Ghouta last August—but has left unsaid the role of Saudi Arabia in this dastardly crime.

Developing Just Leadership

Zia Sarhadi

Rajab 02, 1435

News & Analysis

The 13-year US-led Western war on Afghanistan has not only devastated that poor country but also caused great damage to Pakistan. Neighboring Iran has also suffered greatly as a consequence.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Rajab 02, 1435

News & Analysis

The problems of Palestine and Kashmir date back to the same time period but the world knows one—Palestine—far better than the other—Kashmir; why?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Eric Walberg

Rajab 02, 1435

News & Analysis

The case of Abu Hamza al-Misri exposes the futile policy of resorting to indiscriminate violence that violates core Islamic principles and ends up serving imperialism.

Developing Just Leadership

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Rajab 02, 1435

Islamic Movement

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif explains the principles of Iran’s foreign policy and how these have advanced regional and global peace.

The Emiratis think by building tall structures like the West, they will become cultured and turn into the hub of cultural activities in the Middle East. Intellectual capital, not tall buildings make people cultured but who should explain this to the dwellers of city-states?

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Rajab 02, 1435

Editor's Desk

Several countries have had elections, are going through them or are about to hold them. Do elections bring change or maintain the status quo?

Developing Just Leadership

Dr. Naseem Ashraf

Rajab 02, 1435

Letters To The Editor

Reader lauds Crescent’s coverage and the information it provides to understand what is really going on in the world.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mahmoud Salameh

Rajab 02, 1435

Letters To The Editor

Egypt continues to produce its share of pharaohs, the latest in the form of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Yahya Abulkhair

Rajab 02, 1435

Letters To The Editor

The first Qibla of Muslims is under Zionist threat but both the Muslim regimes as well as committed Muslims seem to be largely unconcerned.

Developing Just Leadership

Muslim Mahmood

Rajab 02, 1435

Letters To The Editor

Reader responds to the concerns expressed by a reader in an earlier letter.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Ahmed al-Qahtani

Rajab 02, 1435

Letters To The Editor

The regimes in the Arabian Peninsula and in Palestine are both usurpers and their removal will help bring about peace in the region for all people.

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