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Crescent International Vol. 31, No. 21

Book Review

Revisiting Israeli crimes in Lebanon

Haniffah Abdul Gafoor

From Beirut To Jerusalem by Dr Ang Swee Chai (new edition). Pub: The Other Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2002 (www.ibtbooks.com). Pp: 330 plus photos. Pbk: $12.00.

Book Review

Examining the evolution and maintenance of authoritarian rule in Egypt

Laila Juma

A Grand Delusion: Democracy and Economic Reform in Egypt by Eberhard Kienle. Pub: I B Taurus, London & New York, 2001. Pp: 274. Hbk: $24.50.​


Indian Muslims facing a bleak future

Crescent International

The elections in Gujarat, won for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by Narendra Modi, the architect of the anti-Muslim pogroms in the state last year, overshadowed the tenth anniversary of the destruction of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya...


Problems and responsibilities of Muslims in the West

Crescent International

One result of events since September 2001 has been some realization of the true nature of the West even among stubbornly pro-Western Muslims. Although Muslims around the world had long been aware of the malign nature of Western power, some had been dazzled by the glamour of the West’s culture and lifestyle...


Remembering my cousins, the terrorists

Ramzy Baroud

There is much in common between Abdul-Hamid, Mohamed and Imad al-Uaini. For one, they are brothers, handsome, sweet, all with an unmatched sense of humor. They are also my cousins...


Remembering Professor Muhammad Hamidullah, a scholar of the Seerah

Crescent International

The world of Islam has lost a great scholar in Professor Muhammad Hamidullah, who passed away quietly in Jacksonville, Florida, US, on December 17. He was 94.

Occupied Arab World

Algeria benefiting from new Western support

M.S. Ahmed

So far neither Algiers nor Washington has announced the kinds of weapons Algeria will receive under the new security pact. But successive Algerian governments have ascribed their failure to end the decade-old civil strife to a shortage of attack helicopters and night-vision equipment.

Occupied Arab World

US moves closer to war with unilateral declaration of Iraq’s "material breach"

Ahmad Musa

As widely expected, the US declared Iraq to be in "material breach" of UN Resolution 1441 on December 19, after a perfunctory examination of Iraq’s 12,000-page dossier on its weapons programme.

Special Reports

Political crisis threatens to weaken Iran at a crucial time

Zafar Bangash

The current crisis in Iran arising from a court verdict against Hashemi Aghajari, a professor at Tehran University, is clearly a case of an unnecessary self-inflicted wound. As Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Rahbar, pointed out after several days of demonstrations by students...

Special Reports

The politics of suicide and self-sacrifice

Yusuf Al-Khabbaz

​The operations of so-called suicide bombers against the Israeli occupiers of Palestine have come under severe attack in the West. Yusuf al-Khabbaz compares their nature with the epidemic of suicide sweeping through America and other Western countries.


UN convenes international conference in Kabul in vain attempt to boost Karzai’s standing

Crescent International

The international community that installed Hamid Karzai as ruler of Afghanistan, after the Americans’ toppling of the Taliban in 2000, celebrated the first anniversary of his appointment as ‘interim leader’ on December 22 with a conference of regional leaders in Kabul.


Canadian government and media coming under pressure and influence of zionist lobby

Waseem Shehzad

After effectively taking control of the executive and legislative branches of the American government and media, the zionist lobby has now turned its attention to Canada.


Hindu fascists plan nationwide power drive after Gujarat triumph

Iqbal Siddiqui

Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat, who is widely regarded as having instigated the anti-Muslim pogroms in April 2001 in which thousands of Muslims were killed and at least 150,000 driven from their homes and land, was rewarded last month with a massive victory in the state’s elections.


Californian Muslims arrested after coming forward to register with INS

Tahir Mahmoud

Hundreds (perhaps a thousand) Muslims are being held in US jails as a result of new rules that require citizens of certain countries to register with the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Many who have been resident in the US for many years...

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