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Crescent International Vol. 31, No. 9

Book Review

Using September 11 as a pretext for yet another, more subtle attack on Islam and Muslims

Iqbal Siddiqui

Two Hours that Shook the World — September 11, 2001: Causes and Consequences by Fred Halliday. Pub: Saqi Books, London, UK, 2002. Pp: 256. £12.95.


America administering its third reich


Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga, which opened a day later than scheduled, as the US manipulated events to ensure the election of its favoured candidate as the country’s president, ended with similar farcical scenes on June 19.

Islamic Movement

Iran conference speaks for the Ummah in supporting the Palestinian intifada

Zafar Bangash

In our last issue we published Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Khamenei’s speech at the annual conference in Iran to mark the death anniversary of Imam Khomeini, which was dedicated to the Palestinian struggle. ZAFAR BANGASH was there.

Occupied Arab World

Bush’s demand that Arafat go exposes Israel’s hand behind him

Waseem Shehzad

In a speech that appeared to have been written in Tel Aviv rather than in Washington, US president George Bush demanded that the Palestinian people find a leader to replace Yasser Arafat if they hope to have a state of their own in some distant future.

Occupied Arab World

Kuwait lurching deeper into political crisis as parliament questions minister on financial allegations

Our Own Correspondent

Kuwait lurched deeper into political crisis on June 24, when the country’s parliament began to question Dr Youssef al-Ibrahim, finance minister and minister of planning and managerial development, about allegations that he mismanaged the state’s finances.

South-East Asia

Rohingya Muslims continue to suffer, thanks to indifference of neighbours and UN

A Correspondent in Singapore

Driven to desperation, eight Rohingya Muslims invaded the grounds of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Kuala Lumpur to plead for asylum. They were later joined by others, including women and children...

South-East Asia

Death of PAS leader leaves party facing difficult decisions

Abdar Rahman Koya

Fadzil Mohammad Noor, president of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and parliamentary opposition leader, died on June 23, two weeks after undergoing heart-bypass surgery.


Debates in Iran taking place under pressure of global political realities

Zafar Bangash

Twenty-three years after the Islamic Revolution, Iranians continue to debate vigorously several issues that have important implications for the future of the Islamic Republic. Heading their agenda is the question of relations with the US, which were severed by Washington in early 1980. The country’s economy and the roles of the press and judiciary are also debated with great passion.


Nigerians increasingly disillusioned by Obasanjo’s record in power

M.A. Shaikh

When the election of Olusegun Obasanjo as president on May 29, 1999, brought to an end 16 years of military rule, Nigerians were understandably relieved. And when the new president promised to strengthen democracy in the country, and to eradicate the culture of public corruption that Nigeria is notorious for, their relief grew into optimism.


Stark choice facing Pakistan: resist or surrender to US-Indian hegemony

Zia Sarhadi

Pakistani president general Pervez Musharraf has made a grand retreat on Kashmir while pretending to be safeguarding his country’s interests. The unkindest cut is that this has happened under American pressure despite Musharraf’s abandoning a 25-year policy on Afghanistan in order to appease Washington.

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