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Ramadan, 14191999-01-16

Crescent International Vol. 27, No. 22

Book Review

CIA peddles drugs while US media act as cheer leaders

Zafar Bangash

The US makes a big deal of its seriousness to fight drugs. It has a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) whose agents are stationed in at least 32 countries around the world.

Occupied Arab World

Husain’s expected death will not affect kingdom’s role as US-Israeli proxy

M.S. Ahmed

King Husain’s determination to drag his frail body out of its hospital bed to help ‘president’ Yassir Arafat sell out to Israel during the October ‘peace talks’ at the Wye Plantation, Maryland, demonstrates the Hashimite monarch has not lost any of his zeal as a western and Israeli surrogate after 46 years of loyal service...

South-East Asia

Memali, the massacred village, revisited

Abd Rahman

About a decade ago, people in Malaysia had little choice but to rely on the tightly-controlled government media. There was no Internet, nor Harakah, the popular bilingual tabloid published by the opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS).

Special Reports

Racist and degrading graffiti rooted in America’s military culture

Yusuf Progler

During the last hours of ‘Operation Desert Fox,’ the murderous Anglo-American pre-Ramadan assault on the Muslim population of Iraq, the Associated Press broadcast a photograph of a US Navy missile ‘festooned with disparaging graffiti.’

Special Reports

Micro-finance institutions: effective weapon in the war against rural poverty

Khalil Umar

As the world inches closer toward the new millennium, humanity continues to be polarized into rich and poor. The rich mostly live in the industrialized countries of the northern hemisphere, while the poor mainly inhabit the developing countries of the South.

Special Reports

Western ‘collectors’ fuel illegal antiquities trade in Turkey

Yusuf Progler

To casual observers, the Turkish tourist industry may appear to be somewhat harmless and only superficially damaging to Islamic culture in Turkey. But this is facile and misleading. Tourism brings with it more insidious, and clearly damaging, trends


Muslims targeted in Hindu chauvinist stampede in Southern India

A Special Correspondent in Surathkal

At a time when much concern was being expressed in the western media about attacks on Christians and their places of worship in India, there was defeaning silence about the killing of Muslims in the same media.


Nato says Serbian killers, Kosovar victims both equally to blame

Iqbal Siddiqui

The NATO Council, which is co-ordinating American and European policy towards Kosova, agreed in Brussels on January 6 that Serbia and the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) were equally to blame for the month of increased troubles in the country from mid-December onwards.


Poisoned minds on killing spree in rural Pakistan

Zafar Bangash

What kind of people would open fire with automatic weapons on a group of worshippers in a mosque who had just completed Fajr prayers and were sitting to recite the Qur’an? The only answer is: coldblooded murderers and professional killers. To call them anything else would be outrageous.

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