Crescent International Vol. 48, No. 1

Newsmagazine of the Islamic movement

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

Jumada' al-Akhirah, 1440 2019-03


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Developing Just Leadership

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

News & Analysis

Muhammad bin Salman is clumsier than Inspector Clouseau of Pink Panther fame but the former is far more deadly since he controls virtually everything in the medieval kingdom.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Opinion

If Indian rulers still do not understand why the Kashmiris hate them so intensely, perhaps the Pulwama attack should send a powerful message. The Kashmiris want the Indian off their backs.

Developing Just Leadership

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Opinion

Islamic Iran has survived for 40 years because it adhered to Islamic principles but sectarianism and nationalism are gradually creeping in. These must be guarded against just as the Ikhwan must re-evaluate their conduct over the last 40 years to rectify their mistakes.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Kevin Barrett

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

News & Analysis

America is in the midst of a civil war. The Reds and the Blues that fought in 1861 never disappeared. They are very much alive and there is every likelihood that the US might disintegrate in the new bust-up.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

News & Analysis

Russia’s experience in Chechnya showed that it would have to change its approach to controlling these republics not through the old Soviet methods but by giving them a measure of autonomy so long as certain red lines are not crossed.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Eric Walberg

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

News & Analysis

If Donald Trump is smart—a big if—he should do in Afghanistan what Richard Nixon did in Vietnam: declare victory and get the hell out. Staying put, as the Washington warlords are demanding, would merely prolong America’s misery.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Editorials

Shunned by the rest of the world in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Muhammad bin Salman was embraced and feted by the Pakistanis. This may turn out to be a costly mistake for Pakistan.

Developing Just Leadership

Editor

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Editorials

The Americans have lost to the Taliban in Afghanistan. What is euphemistically referred to as “negotiations” are really the terms of American surrender to be able to safely withdraw their forces from Afghanistan.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Editor's Desk

The Catholic Church is ridden with sexual scandals but in the past, these were swept under the rug. The problem has now become so serious that nuns have publicly spoken out about priests raping them and the Pope has admitted that some priests held nuns as “sexual slaves”. Will the Church take practical steps to correct the situation?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Waseem Shehzad

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

News & Analysis

That the US was forced to choose drab Warsaw in the middle of winter to hold an anti-Iran hate fest that few major European powers attended merely exposed US isolation.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Tahir Mahmoud

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

News & Analysis

The Western media and politicians hype China’s economic progress because they want to use it to show that China’s economic progress only became possible when it adopted Western capitalism.

Developing Just Leadership

Ahmed Makhmoudov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

News & Analysis

Despite the end of communism, the Central Asian republics are still controlled by family-based oligarchtes that continue to rule with an iron-fist. Dissent is ruthlessly suppressed.

Developing Just Leadership

Hayy Yaqzan

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Special Reports

Islamophobes come in all shapes and forms, none more obnoxious than a clown called Tarek Fatah. This ideological mongrel finally found his niche because he sucked up to the white establishment, the Zionists and the Hindus.

Developing Just Leadership

John Andrew Morrow

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Islamic Movement

The Prophet’s covenants with the Christians of the world provide clear guidance for Muslims’ conduct towards Christians anywhere. There is absolutely no room in the covenants to mistreat Christians or destroy their places of worship.

Developing Just Leadership

Salina Khan

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Islamic Movement

In recent years a new phenomenon has emerged: spiritual tourism. There is nothing wrong with it per se but the problem is that many Imams have turned into traveling salesmen compromising their Islamic principles by not offending tyrannical rulers.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Charles Upton [Sidi Akram]

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Book Review

Alexandr Dugin’s attempts to recruit takfiri terrorists to his cause may blow in his face. He has completely misread the group’s nature and outlook.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Kevin Barrett

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Opinion

One can criticize American government policy or the president; one can talk about the influence of the gun or oil lobbies but the moment Israel or Israel lobby are mentioned, all hell breaks loose. Why are these topics off limits, as Representative Ilhan Omar found out?

Developing Just Leadership

Askia Wejd

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Letters To The Editor

The month of February marks the martyrdom of Malcolm X (proper Islamic name, El Haj Malik el-Shabazz). Without doubt, he was a great revolutionary.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Anwar Jalil

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Letters To The Editor

Donald Trump is not only a moron but he also speaks from both sides of his mouth. He first announced he was withdrawing the 2,000 US troops from Syria — present there illegally — because the US had allegedly defeated ISIS.

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Mariam Clausen

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Letters To The Editor

Were it not so serious, the current occupant of the White House Donald Trump and the men (and some women) around him would be prime candidates for the lunatic asylum.

Developing Just Leadership

Muhammad Hussain

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 1440

Letters To The Editor

Thank you for providing such clear analysis and good information about Iran’s Islamic Revolution (CI, February 2019). Your coverage comes as a breath of fresh air compared to the lies peddled by Western media outlets, especially those influenced by Zionist propaganda.

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