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Crescent International Vol. 27, No. 17

Book Review

The question of Palestine in light of international law and conventions

Zafar Bangash

Debate about Palestine is often shrouded in the fog of individuals’ preferences. There is always a prior commitment to one side or the other and every piece of evidence is used merely to reinforce one’s own argument or debunk the other’s.

Book Review

Understanding the Taliban: detailed look at their rise and impact on Afghanistan

Iqbal Siddiqui

One of the tragedies of the Muslim situation today is the extent to which we have to rely on non-Muslim sources of information to understand our own world and movements...

Occupied Arab World

Baghdad: Not all well with dragon seeds

Khalil Marwan

Like father like son, they say? Well, more like two sons. Saddam Husain’s sons are not the most polite creatures in the world as anyone even remotely familiar with that unfortunate land will testify. Life becomes even more intolerable if the two get into a fight.

Occupied Arab World

Planned influx of Russian Jews may seal the fate of Jerusalem

M.S. Ahmed

The economic, social and political upheavel and the rising tide of racism in Russia have created the psychological environment for a Jewish exodus. And the Israeli government...

South-East Asia

Dark clouds over Malaysia

Crescent International

If prime minister Mahathir Mohamed believed that by dismissing Anwar Ibrahim and accusing him of moral turpitude would destroy his reputation, the people of Malaysia have proved him dead wrong. Showing uncharacteristic defiance, the people have held massive rallies in support of Reformasi, the reform movement launched by Anwar.


Amnesty finally discovers the ugly side of life in the ‘land of the free’

Waseem Shehzad

Amnesty International, the London-based human rights organisation, has just discovered that there are widespread human rights abuses in the United States.


Kosova sell-out disguised as ‘victory’

Iqbal Siddiqui

The true worth of the October 13 Belgrade agreement on Kosova, by which the west supposedly extracted concessions from Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic...


Nigerian strongman to swap palace for barracks to rule by remote control

Mahmoud Ahmed Shaikh

Nigeria’s president Abdulsalami Abubakar appears to have convinced doubters that he is indeed prepared to vacate Aso Rock, the presidential palace in the capital Abuja, as soon as a successor is elected on May 29, 1999 - a date the general insists is ‘sacrosanct.’


Casual murder of Samira Adamu by Belgian police should ring down alarm bells

Our Europe Correspondent

The cavalier fashion in which Samira Adamu was smothered with a pillow by Belgian police on a plane at Brussels airport in full view of crew and passengers illustrates how expendable Muslims have become nowadays.

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