Crescent International Vol. 45, No. 2

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Jumada' al-Akhirah, 1437 2016-04


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Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Editor's Desk

The Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei of Iran has repeatedly drawn attention to the importance of developing a ‘Resistance economy’. This includes reliance on indigenous talent and production to eliminate the need for imports or external support.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Opinion

There are two wars going on simultaneously against Muslims: the military war and propaganda war. The imperialists and Zionists not only occupy Muslim lands but they also want to control their minds by manipulating the use of language.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Opinion

Bani Saud have caused havoc in the Muslim world. Their policies have resulted in the killings of hundreds of thousands of innocent people and displacement of millions of others. Their removal has become imperative otherwise Muslims will continue to pay a steep price.

Developing Just Leadership

Catherine Shakdam

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Opinion

The Saudi-led war on Yemen has entered its second year. What is the rationale for this criminal enterprise? We look beyond the obvious and discover another sinister ploy.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Editorials

Fanatics come in all shapes and sizes. There are religious fanatics and then there are secular fanatics. Neither is acceptable. Since Islam has been hijacked by both, it is time for committed Muslims to reclaim it from their clutches.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Editorials

There is hardly any sincere person in the world—Muslim or non-Muslim—that does not sympathize with the plight of the long-suffering Palestinians. Their tragedy is that their own leaders have let them down repeatedly.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Main Stories

April 18 marks the twentieth anniversary of Dr Kalim Siddiqui’s passing away. He was one of the leading intellectuals of the last century blending intellectualism with political activism that created a unique personality.

Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Jumada' al-Ula' 21, 1437

News & Analysis

The Saudi regime spends tens of billions on purchasing weapons each year but the Saudi army is so incompetent that it cannot even shoot straight. To hide its impotence, it has resorted to military exercises with other countries to showcase their prowess as its own.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mustafa

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

News & Analysis

By announcing withdrawal of the bulk of its forces from Syria, Russia has signaled that it is genuinely interested in seeking a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Syria. It is now for Nato countries to show whether they want peace.

Developing Just Leadership

Tahir Mustafa

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

News & Analysis

The Arab League is not a serious organization; it has never been. Yet at its meeting last month declaring Hizbullah a ‘terrorist’ organization must rank as the lowest point it has fallen to in its miserable existence.

Developing Just Leadership

Catherine Shakdam

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

News & Analysis

Turkey’s wannabe Pasha (Sultan) Recep Tayip Erdogan has gone after the country’s independent media for its temerity in exposing his misdeeds. For all practical purposes, Turkey is now a dictatorship.

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmet Aslan

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

News & Analysis

Confronted by total failure in Syria and after years of strained relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey is now seeking better relations with Tehran. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit last month confirms this policy shift.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zia Sarhadi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

News & Analysis

Life for the Afghan people has never been easy but having suffered war for nearly four decades, they want some peace and security. These are denied them because of the conflicting interests of external players.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

News & Analysis

Muslims face multiple challenges from foreign imposed wars to gross incompetence and corruption of their rulers. Imperialists and Zionists also continue to secularize Islam and divide Muslims by promoting sectarianism.

Developing Just Leadership

Zia Sarhadi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

News & Analysis

The shenanigans of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a Karachi-based “political” party, have dominated news in Pakistan for several weeks now. With its leader, Altaf Husain in self-imposed exile in London, England, facing money laundering and murder charges, deep fissures have emerged in the party at home.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Special Reports

Major changes are underway in global politics as the US-led unipolar world comes to an end. A multipolar world is emerging in which new more robust players are active. Islamic Iran is a central component of this new arrangement.

Developing Just Leadership

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Islamic Movement

Dr Kalim’s understanding of history went beyond the mere recording of events. He incorporated the understanding of broad trends and movements of social and political change, and the factors that influenced them to derive lessons for the future.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mohammad Halabi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Letters To The Editor

Peace in Syria requires the abandonment of unrealistic demands and a transparent political process to enable all the people to participate in it.

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmed ibn Amr al-Otaibi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Letters To The Editor

Without getting rid of the Najdi Bedouins from power in the Arabian Peninsula, the Muslim world is unlikely to see peace or progress.

Developing Just Leadership

Syed Mukhtar Hashmi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Letters To The Editor

The one area Muslims are really far behind is the media front. There is urgent need for effective independent Muslim media.

Developing Just Leadership

Shamshad Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Letters To The Editor

The newsmagazine of the Islamic movement offers critical information lacking in other media outlets, says this reader.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mohammad al-Harazi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 1437

Letters To The Editor

This reader appreciates Crescent’s coverage of the Yemenis’ suffering that regrettably has been largely ignored by others.

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