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Jumada' al-Akhirah, 14181997-11-01

Crescent International Vol. 26, No. 17

Occupied Arab World

Life under an imposed regime in the land of Palestine

Jenine Bisan

When people talk about Palestine, or the Palestinian issue, they often think of politics. They focus on the Israelis, the Americans, the Arabs, the Muslims, al Aqsa, al Quds, the uprising.

South-East Asia

Currency turmoil: Usurious western economic system at the root of all evil

Muhsen Ahmed

As the fan club of the western economic system grows, so do the bailouts. In reality these are nothing short of economic takeovers as the concerned country surrenders its monetary policy to the donors or the international monetary fund (IMF).

South-East Asia

Prominent Mufti sacked by Malaysian government

Kuala Lumpur Correspondent

One of Malaysia’s prominent alims (Islamic scholars), Datuk Ishak Baharom, is to lose his job as the State Mufti of Selangor - Malaysia’s richest state - effective from October 31, 1997.

Special Reports

Mad cow disease: ‘Proud UK’ can’t admit it is poisoning the world

M.S. Ahmed

Can a country which is too proud to apologize to ‘natives’ for the massacre committed by its own troops (in Amritsar, India) as long ago as 1919 bring itself to admit that the ‘mad cow disease’ and the related Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD) it hosts, and exports, have put world health at risk - when such admission is certain to lead to political and economic consequences?

Special Reports

US list of ‘undesirables’: a strange mix

Zia Sarhadi

By including Harkatul Ansar, a Muslim group battling the Indian occupation army in Kashmir, on the list of ‘terrorist’ organisations, the US has served noticed that it has joined the Hindus’ crusade against Kashmiri Muslims.

Special Reports

US-backed terrorists manipulate Pakistan’s foreign policy

Waseem Shehzad

The schizophrenic existence of the Pakistani ruling elite was on display during the six-day visit of Queen Elizabeth, the British monarch, to the ‘land of the pure’ from October 6 to 12.


Muslim Parliament conference puts Europe’s record on Islam in the dock

Our Correspondent from London

Heralded as Europe’s first collective response to Islamophobia, the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain’s European conference, aptly entitled ‘Islamophobia - the oldest hatred’, brought together an impressive line up of speakers, activists and scholars from across Europe.


Chasing peace amid bombings and kidnappings in war-torn Tajikistan

Makhmud Amirov

The rebel attack on the presidential guard’s barracks in Dushanbe on October 16 served notice that peace is not round the corner in Tajikistan. At least 14 soldiers and four rebels were killed in what was a major embarrassment for the regime of president Imomali Rakhmanov.


Harsh jail terms for Islamic activists

Iqbal Siddiqui

Two senior Islamic activists in Turkey were given long jail sentences by an Ankara state security court on October 15, on trumped up charges. Nuruddin Sirin, editor of the Islamic daily Selam, was jailed for 17-and-a-half years, and Bekir Yildiz, a former mayor of Ankara’s Sincan district...


The Zaria Four go on trial in Nigeria

Our Own Correspondent

In a bizarre twist even by Nigerian military regime’s standards, four visitors of imprisoned Muslim leader, Mu’allim Ibrahim Zakzaky, were arrested and imprisoned after going on a routine visit to the alim and his three co-defendants known as the Zaria Four.

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