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Sha'ban, 14181997-12-01

Crescent International Vol. 26, No. 19


The dogma of modernism: scientism, secularism and laissez faire capitalism

K M Azam

The unfettered speculative reasoning of modernism has led to great social and cultural dislocations in the west. It is, however, pertinent to ask what does the modernist dogma rest on. Upon inquiry, we find the following triad...

Occupied Arab World

Prostitution racket in Dubai an affront to Islam’s holiest places

M.A. Shaikh

Several years after the collapse of communism, thousands of prostitutes are still flocking to Dubai, the trade centre of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Occupied Arab World

Beyond the headlines: Occupied territories as hell on earth

M.S. Ahmed

The smokescreen that is alternatively known as the ‘peace process’ is obscuring not only Israel’s long-term plan to steal the occupied territories but also the fact that the region has become a virtual hell-on-earth as a result of the economic, political and ‘security’ measures adopted...

Occupied Arab World

Algerian junta linked to gruesome massacres, Paris bombings and killings of foreigners

M.A. Shaikh

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Leading western newspapers have suddenly stumbled on the fact that it is indeed the Algerian junta - not the ‘bloodthirsty Islamic extremists’ routinely blamed by the regime...

South-East Asia

When the cash runs out

Crescent International

The currency turmoil in Southeast Asia is spreading. It started in Thailand but quickly engulfed neighbouring countries Indonesia and Malaysia as well.

Special Reports

Satellite television under Zionist occupation

J A Progler

Living under occupation can be quite boring at times, especially during lockdowns and blockades such as those on the West Bank following last summer’s bombings in Jerusalem. But no fear, television is here to ‘occupy’ your idle hours.


After Doha debacle, guarded optimism for Tehran summit

A Correspondent in Dubai

The failure of the fourth Middle East-North Africa (MENA) Economic Conference in Doha, Qatar (November 16-18), boycotted by most Arab countries despite strong US pressure to attend, has triggered guarded optimism that the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC)...


It takes a Chechen to declare an Islamic Republic in Islamophobic Turkey

Our Own Correspondent

In fighting off a ruthless superpower bully, at a colossal cost, the Chechens have established that they have a tremendous sense of purpose. And now they prove that lurking behind that sense of purpose is great sense of humour and originality as well.

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