At a time when fascist India is suffocating the people of Kashmir to death, Arabian rulers are falling over one another to honor the mass murderer Narendra Modi.
With the regime-change plot in Syria biting the dust, Arabian potentates are rushing to kiss and make-up with Syria’s Bashar al Asad. It is a sea change from the beginning of 2011.
While Arabian rulers have been largely silent about the future of Jerusalem and Palestine, only Islamic Iran has taken the lead to mobilize Muslim public opinion.
Over the past several months, NATO’s despotic allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have cornered themselves into myriad political, social and military quagmires.
Why does every ruler in the Muslim world feel the urge to present himself/herself ‘strong’? The answer lies in the fact that most lack legitimacy and therefore must project the image of power to appear strong.
The Arabian rulers, all agents of imperialism and Zionism are aware that their survival depends of appeasing the Zionists in Occupied Palestine. Jordan has just proved this once again when the puppet ruler of the kingdom dismissed parliament and appointed Hani Mulki as prime minister. Like the king, Muki too is a Zionist puppet.
Why Arabian rulers were not able to offer more than rhetorical support to the Palestinians? Some like the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Jordan did not bother to do even that.
Syria has become the battleground for a proxy war in which imperialism and Zionism and their Arabian henchmen are the real culprits.
Arab dictators--kings, presidents-for-life, generals and colonels--feeling the heat from Egypt's determined protesters, have urged US President Barack Obama not to press the Egyptian tyrant Hosni Mubarak too hard.
Muslim public opinion in general and Arabian public opinion in particular is at a loss to properly understand the Islamic Republic of Iran. Many people have an intuitive feeling that the Islamic orientation in Iran is for the long-term benefit of Muslims worldwide.
There was a time when every Muslim student instinctively knew about the significance of Masjid al-Aqsa (al-Quds), the first qiblah of Muslims. It was from there that the noble Messenger (pbuh) went on his mi‘raj in the twelfth year of his prophetic mission
To understand the Arabian regimes’ open alliance with Israel, and open hostility to the Islamic State of Iran, one must consider their origins...
History has a habit of returning with a vengeance to reveal the behavior of unsavory characters. The Israeli onslaught on Ghazzah launched on December 27 that resulted in the cold-blooded murder of thousands of Palestinians is not the first dastardly crime perpetrated by the zionists.
Ideological blinders often lead ideologues to stumble into serious blunders. That US president George W. Bush’s Iraq adventure has gone awry has escaped no one but the warmongering neo-conservative cabal dominating the Bush White House and the stalwart intellectuals who blithely rationalized the irrational war.
For years the Arab League has been a symbol of the incompetence and impotence of the Arab states. Every time there has been a major issue in the Muslim world, the League has met and done absolutely nothing of note. Yet now, for some reason, the summit that is taking place in Riyadh at the end of March (as this issue of Crescent goes to press) is being hailed around the world as crucial for the future of the region
Throughout history, Arab rulers have repeatedly betrayed the interests of the Ummah by aligning themselves with the enemies of Islam. Since the division of the Middle East into nation-states by the West at the turn of the last century and the installation of tribal chiefs as rulers, these rulers have done everything to undermine the Ummah. From aligning themselves with Britain to destroy the Uthmaniyyah khilafah to facilitating the implantation of Israel in Palestine, and more recently supporting the Western-backed Iraqi invasion of Islamic Iran (1980) and then joining the West’s onslaught on Iraq in 1991, they have never failed to indulge in treachery
Hizbullah's stunning victory over Israel has boosted many people's morale, especially Muslims who are struggling for peace and justice all over the world. By defeating the most powerful military machine in the Middle East, Hizbullah has not only demolished the myth of Israel's invincibility but also shaken the Arab potentates in their huge palaces to their boots.
One of the most common strategies used against Islamic Iran in the Arab world is to accuse it of Persian nationalist ambitions over the Arab Middle East. This is often linked with direct or indirect sectarianism, and is known as the “Safavid enterprise”. DR MAZIN AL-NAJJAR discusses this myth.
Crises bring out the best and worst in people. While Muslims everywhere have rallied in support of the Palestinian and Lebanese peoples facing the Israeli onslaught, the Arab regimes have joined the West's propaganda campaign against the Islamic resistance movement, Hizbullah.