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Rabi' al-Thani, 14222001-07-16

Crescent International Vol. 30, No. 10

Book Review

Ecological and cultural consequences of computer-mediated lifestyles

Yahya Asmar

Let Them Eat Data: How Computers Affect Education, Cultural Diversity, and the Prospects of Ecological Sustainability


Milosevic’s show-trial little reason for celebration


Former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic appeared before the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague on July 3, to hear the charges of murder and crimes against humanity being brought against him.

Islamic Movement

Scourge of decadent secularism spreading fast in Pakistani educational institutions

Zia Sarhadi

The scourge of secularization is spreading so rapidly in Pakistan that Islam, the Qur’an and hadith are now openly ridiculed in educational institutions, in open disregard of the feelings of Pakistan’s overwhelming majority or the consequences of such actions.

Occupied Arab World

Berber protests reflect general disillusion and anger with Algeria’s brutal and repressive secular elite

Abul Fadl

Heavy-handed police tactics succeeded in preventing a protest-march by thousands of minority Kabyle Berbers in Algiers, the Algerian capital, from taking place on July 5, the 39th anniversary of the country’s ‘independence’ from France. Yet, despite its success in averting another potential flashpoint in the three-month-old popular uprising, the military-backed regime continues to teeter on the brink of total collapse.

Occupied Arab World

Israel stung again as Hizbullah maintain pressure on troops occupying Sheba’a Farms

Abul Fadl

The hottest confrontation between Hizbullah and Israel since Israel’s retreat from most of South Lebanon in May last year began shortly after noon on July 1 when two Israeli warplanes fired two air-to-surface missiles at a Syrian radar-station near the village of Sar’in al-Tahta in Lebanon’s eastern Beqa’a Valley.

Occupied Arab World

Israeli repression continues while officials talk behind closed doors

Laila Juma

A Hamas mujahid was martyred in an operation against an Israeli target in the Ghazzah area of occupied Palestine on July 9. He was Nafez Ayesh al-Nadher, aged 26. He was driving near the Kissufim crossing-point between Ghazzah and 1948 Palestine and detonated his vehicle as a military vehicle passed. Israeli sources denied that any of its soldiers had been involved.

South-East Asia

Mahathir turns anger on students with abductions and expulsions

Abdar Rahman Koya

After rounding up scores of people last April under the notorious Internal Security Act (ISA), the Mahathir regime in Malaysia is now targeting the country’s campuses in its attempts to halt the escalating opposition of young people to his government.

Special Reports

Politicking over the definition of racism dominates preparation for UN conference in South Africa...

Waseem Shehzad

As delegates from around the world prepare to head for South Africa at the end of August to attend the UN Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (August 31-September 7), it is already clear that much intolerance exists even among the delegates who are working to hammer out a draft communiqué for the conference.

Special Reports

US and Israel threaten boycott if zionism is included

Tayebah Nur

US diplomats have been working hard to ensure that Zionism does not appear on the agenda of the World Conference Against Racism, to be held in Durban, South Africa.


Martyrdom of Chechen commander Barayev little comfort to beleaguered Russians

Crescent International

The Chechen mujahideen lost a prominent commander late last month; with the martyrdom of Arbi Alaa-Eddin Barayev on June 23 during heavy fighting in the village of Alkhan-Kala, about 15km southwest of the Chechen capital, Johar-Gala (Grozny).


Anticipating the broad themes of Musharraf’s summit meeting with Vajpayee

Zafar Bangash

As Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf headed for Agra for another summit-meeting with Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, the divergent expectations of the two countries became clear in the manner in which they formulated their respective approaches.

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