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Crescent International Vol. 30, No. 1

Book Review

Western fantasies of a mechanistic future

Rahhalah Haqq

Ever since the days of the medieval Christian church, dreams of mechanical labor-saving devices have been pervasive in the West.


Remembering the nature of the Aal-e Saud


There was a time, not long ago, when Aal-e Saud were at the forefront of the West’s drive to subvert Islam and the Muslim Ummah. During the 1970s, the Saudi monarchs distributed petro-dollars to mosques and Islamic centres all over the world, usually through international front-organizations...


Understanding and countering Western Islamophobia

James Compton Bockmeir

It is no secret that the media and political establishment in North America are viciously anti-Islamic. This continent’s power elite is obsessed with the Islamic movement, insisting on projecting it as the new “threat” replacing communism.

Islamic Movement

The Seerah as a model for the total transformation of society

Zafar Bangash

Last month, the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) announced that it will hold an International Seerah Conference in Pretoria, South Africa, in June this year. This follows similar conferences in Pakistan and Sri Lanka last year.

Occupied Arab World

Egypt asserts its seniority over Arab states to serve West’s interests

M.S. Ahmed

The speed with which president Husni Mubarak has succeeded in imposing his will on Arab leaders, including ‘president’ Yasser Arafat and the Arab League, confirms that Egypt’s claim to regional superpower status is not entirely hollow. Not only has Cairo managed to force other Arab capitals to accept Amr Musa, the Egyptian foreign minister...

Occupied Arab World

US bombings of Iraq demonstrate West’s strengths and its weakness

Abul Fadl

After less than a month in office, US president George W. Bush left no doubt about his combative attitude to Iraq: like father, like son. George W.’s approach is one of gunboat diplomacy based on the unbridled use of force without scruple.

Occupied Arab World

Sharon’s election a sign of desperation in the West’s last colony in the Muslim world

Zafar Bangash

The last colonial outpost in the heartland of Islam is crumbling under the power of the intifada. The overwhelming vote for war-criminal Ariel Sharon in the Israeli elections (February 6) is a sign of zionist desperation in the face of the Palestinians’ achievements.

Occupied Arab World

Saudi bombings reveal illegal trade in alcohol among princes and expats

Crescent International

It is true that American and European traders and expatriates are the backbone of the multimillion-dollar market for smuggled alcohol in Saudi Arabia, and take the lion’s share of the proceeds.

Special Reports

Syrian reforms re-defining political environment despite limitations

Abbas Fadl Murtada

Since he became president last July, Bashar al-Asad of Syria has initiated a process of political and economic reform. Asad has issued a series of decrees and submitted several draft laws to the country’s People’s Assembly (parliament) dealing with various aspects of Syrian political and socio-economic life.


Few concerned about Afghan refugees

Zia Sarhadi

Tens of thousands of Afghani refugees are at risk of starvation as a result of a three-year drought compunded by US-led Western sanctions. More than 100,000 have been forced to seek shelter in makeshift refugee-camps in Pakistan...


Greece joins the fashion for genocide politics against Turkey

Crescent International

As president Jacques Chirac of France received Robert Kocharyan, the Armenian head of state, who arrived in Paris on February 12 for a five-day state visit...


British Muslim activists targeted by new ‘anti-terrorist’ legislation

Iqbal Siddiqui

The Russian government claimed on February 20 that the London School of Economics was being used as a recruitment ground for “Chechen terrorists”.


Berkeley students discover the limits of freedom of expression

Tahir Mahmoud

The US media’s anti-Islam bias is well known; it is reflective of the establishment’s views. Academia in the US, however, used to pride itself on being free of such biases, yet of late the anti-Muslim virus seems to have infected these so-called bastions of intellectual freedom as well.

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