Crescent International Vol. 44, No. 6

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Shawwal, 1436 2015-08


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Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Shawwal 15, 1436

Editor's Desk

Toronto has the distinction of holding the largest Quds Day rally in North America. Toronto’s rallies are attended not only by Muslims but also fair-minded, justice-seeking Christians, Jews, and members of other faiths.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 15, 1436

Opinion

There is a common misconception among people that leads them to assume that just because a person holds a certain position of authority or office, that he/she automatically has legitimacy.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 15, 1436

Opinion

It is premature to pass a final judgment on the agreement that was signed on July 14 in Europe (not in any Muslim country) between a nuclear club of nations on one side and a non-nuclear Islamic Iran on the other.

Never since the destruction of the Ottoman Sultanate at the end of the First World War has the Muslim East and North Africa region (MENA) witnessed such radical changes in its religious, social, economic, and political map.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 15, 1436

Editorials

It has been described as “breathtaking,” “game changer,” and a “new chapter in in-ternational relations.” It is all these and more. Some comments about the process and content of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries are in order before we discuss its implementation procedure and the broader implications.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 15, 1436

Editorials

The moment Zionist crimes against the Palestinians are mentioned, their apologists immediately trot out the anti-Semitism charge. It has become tedious to argue that it is not anti-Semitism but a reflection of the grim reality the Palestinians face on a daily basis.

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Tahir Mustafa

Shawwal 15, 1436

Main Stories

Whether the deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 group of coun-tries holds will depend largely on the conduct of the US.

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Catherine Shakdam

Shawwal 15, 1436

News & Analysis

While battles continue to rage across Yemen, the Najdi Bedouins in control of the Arabian Peninsula are scrambling for new ways to exert pressure on the Yemeni people.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 15, 1436

News & Analysis

Politics makes for strange bedfellows but the alliance between Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan and the Najdi Bedouins occupying the Arabian Peninsula is even stranger than fiction. Here is a quick checklist of facts.

Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Shawwal 15, 1436

News & Analysis

It can no longer be denied that one of the main unintended consequences of the US instigated chaos in the Muslim East (aka the Middle East) is going to be the destabilization of “Saudi” Arabia.

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Waseem Shehzad

Shawwal 15, 1436

News & Analysis

The heat wave sweeping the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent has led to soaring tempera-tures in more areas than one. It has killed a lot of people because of lack of water causing heat stroke.

Developing Just Leadership

Our Eurasia Correspondent

Shawwal 15, 1436

News & Analysis

In our reporting of various regions especially in Central Asia, we have always identified Tajikistan as a special place in the former Soviet Union (FSU) where an Islamic socio-political movement could establish a viable governing system.

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Hanan al-Harazi, Vanessa Beeley

Shawwal 15, 1436

Special Reports

“Yemeni people are not bad people, they are good people. They want to be respected; they want their sovereignty to be respected. We did not wage war, it was imposed upon us. Our issue was an internal one and it would have been sorted out internally.” –Yemeni refugee Hanan al-Harazi

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Vanessa Beeley

Shawwal 15, 1436

Special Reports

“It is a shameful state we have created where a victim chooses to en-dure the pain and suffering, silenced by fear that judgment will come before justice.” –Aysha Taryam

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Eric Walberg

Shawwal 15, 1436

Book Review

Eric Walberg reviews We Are Not Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11 by Kevin Barrett (editor), published in 2015 by Sifting and Winnowing Books, P.O. Box 221, Lone Rock, Winconsin, USA (Pbk: $20).

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Name withheld upon request

Shawwal 15, 1436

Letters To The Editor

I was shocked to read details about the effect of depleted uranium (DU) on people, especially children, in Iraq (Crescent International, July 2015). The increase in cancer rates in Iraq from 40 per 100,000 in 1991 to at least 1,600 per 100,000 in 2005 is truly alarming. “This is an increase of 4,000% over a 25-year period,” as your report points out. Not surprisingly, there is seldom any mention of these facts in the Western corporate media.

Developing Just Leadership

Jamaluddin Alvi

Shawwal 15, 1436

Letters To The Editor

Thank you for alerting the Ummah to the emergence of the neo-Ahzab. Many Mus-lims are confused about the true nature of Bani Saud. They confuse the sacredness of Makkah and Madinah with the rulers and think that just as they must show complete respect for the two holy cities that have been declared as Harams (sacred), this respect must be extended to the rulers as well.

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Mariam al-Audha

Shawwal 15, 1436

Letters To The Editor

The number of Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi bombing raids is very high. Innocent people are being killed while most countries in the world remain silent.

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Shaukat Mahmood

Shawwal 15, 1436

Letters To The Editor

It was my first year attending the Quds Day rally in Toronto. Despite the hot weather and Ramadan, the participants’ enthusiasm was very high.

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmed P Randall

Shawwal 15, 1436

Letters To The Editor

I recently got a copy of the book, Doomed Kingdom of the House of Saud by Brother Zafar Bangash.

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