Crescent International Vol. 46, No. 8

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Muharram, 1439 2017-10


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Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mahboob Alam

Muharram 11, 1439

Main Stories

As part of a systematic policy, ‘peaceful’ Buddhists in Myanmar are exterminating the Rohingya Muslims but beyond verbal condemnation, few practical steps have been taken by the world to stop the genocide.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 11, 1439

Opinion

Imam Husayn (ra) sacrificed his life and that of his family for a very important principle: to save Islam from corrupt rulers. Regrettably, like Imam Husayn, today’s Husayns also stand alone in the world.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Muharram 11, 1439

Opinion

In one of the most bizarre statements to come out of the court clerics of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Rahman al-Sudais said American and Saudi rulers were the pillars of stability and peace in the world. What planet does Sudais live on?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Eric Walberg

Muharram 11, 1439

Opinion

First Nations people in Canada, as indeed in the US and Australia have been subjected to genocide by the European colonialists that first set foot on the continent. Today First Nations people are found on reservations living in appalling conditions.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Muharram 11, 1439

News & Analysis

There is growing realization among officials of the colonial settler entity, Zionist Israel, that Hizbullah is a formidable force and taking it on militarily would be suicidal.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Muharram 11, 1439

Editorials

More than half the Rohingya Muslim population has been ethnically cleansed from Myanmar. The genocidal Buddhists are hell-bent on killing or expelling the rest.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Muharram 11, 1439

Editor's Desk

Dr Mohammed Mahdi Akef, the former Murshid (spiritual guide) of the Ikhwan al Muslimeen, died in an Egyptian hospital where he was moved from prison. Suffering from cancer, the military regime refused to provide him medication. He was 89.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Muharram 11, 1439

Editorials

Most people in the world are opposed to nuclear weapons as was evident from the vote in the UN General Assembly last month but the main culprits—the US and Zionist Israel—insist on maintaining their monopoly.

Developing Just Leadership

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 11, 1439

News & Analysis

Political successions are usually messy affairs, more so in the absence of stable institutions. This is what is happening with the Bani Saud. Infighting and bloodshed among clan members is a distinct possibility.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Muharram 11, 1439

News & Analysis

Pakistan’s rookie Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi surprised most observers by his calm demeanor, ready wit and firm stand on issues during his maiden appearance at the UN.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Kevin Barrett

Muharram 11, 1439

News & Analysis

The Western corporate media projects North Korean leader Kim Jung un as irrational but the fact is North Korea’s actions are entirely justified keeping in mind the horrendous destruction the US wrought on the Peninsula from 1950-1953.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Muharram 11, 1439

News & Analysis

The US-Zionist-Saudi-backed takfiri project is being folded up in both Iraq and Syria but these misguided people, set-up by the West, have caused immense damage to Islam and Muslims.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Taraneh Tabatabai

Muharram 11, 1439

News & Analysis

Unlike other Muslim leaders, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran met a number of Muslim leaders during his visit to New York. Unfortunately, some guests left their manners outside the door (or perhaps they never had them in the first place).

Developing Just Leadership

Khalil Abdul-Rahman

Muharram 11, 1439

Islamic Movement

Cultivating a culture of shura requires consistent effort as well as an optimum number of people. Any time a consultative group exceeds seven, both the flow of ideas and decision-making become difficult.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zaakir Ahmed Mayet

Muharram 11, 1439

Special Reports

Both as a result of its defensive capabilities in the Zionist-imposed war of July 2006 and more recently following its battlefield experiences in Syria, Hizbullah has become a formidable force in the Muslim East. Zionist Israel knows this and is worried.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Kevin Barrett

Muharram 11, 1439

Special Reports

The alt-right, while seeded by many unsavory characters, is not a monolith. It consists of hardcore Islamophobes as well as anti-Zionists. Most Islamophobes are Zionists and Israel-firsters

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Humeira Butt

Muharram 11, 1439

Letters To The Editor

Contrary to its self-projected image of a “nonviolent” country, India under Narendra Modi is a textbook example of a terrorist state. No religious minority is safe in India. Muslims top the list of those targeted by Hindu fascists.

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmed Abdel Kadir

Muharram 11, 1439

Letters To The Editor

The people of Saudi Arabia are not sheep and Bani Saud should stop treating them as such. There are good and bad people in Saudi Arabia, as everywhere else, but it has now become crystal clear that the vast majority of people in the Arabian Peninsula are fed up with the excesses and treachery of Bani Saud.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mehmut Balic

Muharram 11, 1439

Letters To The Editor

The plight of the Rohingya Muslims once again highlights two points: the sad state of the Muslim Ummah and the failure of Muslim nation-states to safeguard the interests of Muslims.

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