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Sha'ban, 14181997-12-16

Crescent International Vol. 26, No. 20


Urging the ‘North American pig’ to cut consumption

J A Progler

In its 1997 report, the United States Agriculture Department revealed that, ‘Americans routinely toss away uneaten vegetables, day-old bread and other pantry items, wasting one-fourth of the nation’s total food supply.

Occupied Arab World

Muslim hostages, held by Israel, almost forgotten

Khalil Marwan

Not so long ago, Lebanon’s name was virtually synonymous with hostages. Media reports incessantly talked about a handful of westerners held in the war-torn country.

Occupied Arab World

Million Iraqi children perish at the altar of American imperialist ego

Waseem Shehzad

The government and media in the United States have led a shrill campaign against Saddam Husain for seven years obfuscating truth about the suffering inflicted on the Iraqi people as a result of sanctions.

Occupied Arab World

Elections fit for a monarch with ‘barakah’

Mehmet Mostafa

Anyone harbouring illusions about the new set-up in Morocco following cosmetic changes to the constitution were quickly brought back to reality.

Special Reports

Exporting ‘American democracy’ to Africa with guns

Zafar Bangash

The US has stepped up efforts to increase its influence in Africa, dubbed the ‘last frontier.’ Jesse Jackson, perhaps the best-known African-American today, embarked on a mission to two countries in Africa on December 1 to drum up support for political and trade links.


No Muslims for us please, we are Danes

Crescent International

A wave of xenophobia is sweeping Denmark, but its nice Nordic people reject any charges of racism - arguing, without any trace of irony, that as ‘nationalists and Christians’ they merely object to having ‘Muslims and Arabs’ in their midst.


Serb police kill, torture Kosovar activists

Iqbal Siddiqui

Two Kosovar activists died at the hands of Serb police last month, shortly before they were due to go on trial charged with terrorism and other offences against state security. Adrian Krasniqi was gunned down in the street on October 16, and Jonuz Zeneli died two days later in a prison hospital in Belgrade...


OIC summit takes major strides as Muslim heads gather in Tehran

Waseem Shehzad

If the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit (held in Tehran from December 9 to 11) had only brought together heads of State and senior representatives from 55 Muslim countries, and achieved nothing else, it would be considered a major success.


Pakistan’s constitutional nightmare over, but for how long?

Zafar Bangash

Prime minister Nawaz Sharif won the gladiatorial contest with the country’s president and the chief justice, banishing both into the political wilderness, but it was a gruelling experience for him.


New revelations of Pope as CIA spook a fitting Christmas present

M.A. Shaikh

New revelations, from the horse’s mouth, linking the Pope to the CIA and US foreign policy during the cold war confirm allegations, first made in a 1996 book but dismissed as wild by commentators, that ‘his holiness’ was locked in an anti-communist alliance with American intelligence...


US investigators find no bomb plot but Muslims must suffer for TWA crash

Tahir Mahmoud

More than 18 months after the fiery crash of the TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island in New York, US investigators have come up with nothing to prove that the jumbo jet was downed as a result of any terrorist activity.

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