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Crescent International Vol. 32, No. 1

Book Review

History repeats itself in Central Asia with minor variations

Ahmad Musa

Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia by Jennifer Siegel. Pub: I. B. Tauris & Co., London, 2002. Pp: 284. Hbk: $29.50.

Book Review

Damning account of West’s assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba

Suraya Dadoo

The Assassination of Lumumba by Ludo De Witte (translated by Ann Wright and Renee Fenby). Pub: Verso Books, London/New York, 2001. (Published in South Africa by Jacana, www.jacana.co.za). Pp 226. Pbk: $15.00.​


Iraq’s fate depends on West’s politicking

Crescent International

The US and Great Britain (effectively one entity, the US/GB, in terms of their Iraq policy) proposed a draft resolution supposedly authorising military action against Iraq to the UN Security Council on February 24...


Iraqis braced for the inevitable onslaught

Crescent International

As this issue of Crescent International goes to press, an attack on Iraq seems inevitable. The US and Britain are expected to put their revised draft resolution before the UN Security Council at any moment, giving Iraq until March 17 to "disarm completely" or face attack...


Too many Yazids and no Imam Husain in the Ummah today

Zafar Bangash

​In this month of Muharram, as Muslims all over the world remember and mark the martyrdom of Imam Husain (ra) at Karbala, ZAFAR BANGASH, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, relates those events to our current situation

Islamic Movement

Dr Kalim Siddiqui: There is light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel still exists

Kalim Siddiqui

Here we continue our reprinting of a series of articles reflecting on the Islamic Revolution in Iran and its impact on world history, written by the late DR KALIM SIDDIQUI and first published in 1989.

Occupied Arab World

Egyptians protest against Iraq war despite government repression

Our Cairo Correspondent

When millions of anti-war protestors took to the streets in towns and cities across the world on the weekend of February 15-16, some commentators noticed that protests in Arab countries were muted at best.

Occupied Arab World

Arab League demonstrates its utter impotence over Iraq crisis

Our Own Correspondent

The impotence of Arab regimes was again on display on February 17, when foreign ministers from the 22-member Arab League gathered in Cairo for an "extraordinary" meeting, not to formulate a common response to the invasion of Iraq, but merely to agree on a date for an "emergency" summit.

Occupied Arab World

Arafat focused on political survival as Palestinians die around him

Our Own Correspondent

Some news items remain fairly constant: while the world’s attention is turned to international politicking before the US’s almost-inevitable attack on Iraq

South-East Asia

Indonesia feeling political pressure for its pursuit of Abu Bakar Basyir

Abdar Rahman Koya

There are signs that cracks are appearing in the alliance of strange bedfellows in South East Asia. Governments are beginning to realise that they have been negligent of domestic politics; as general elections loom in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia...

Special Reports

US motives for invading Iraq: oil, Israel — or both

Perwez Shafi

DR PERWEZ SHAFI, director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought in Pakistan, examines the regional and geo-strategic thinking behind the US’s plans to attack Iraq, in the context of both its drive for oil and its commitment to zionism


US war on Islam: Al-Arian indicted and arrested on terrorism charges

Waseem Shehzad

Dr Sami al-Arian, the Tampa-based Palestinian professor suspended from the University of South Florida (USF) after September 11, was arrested at his home in Tampa, Florida, on February 20 on charges of being a terrorist, specifically of being a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.


Islamic Iran concerned for security as US prepares to occupy Iraq

Zafar Bangash

Of all the countries that will be affected by the war on Iraq, Islamic Iran probably has the most to worry about. Neither US officials nor their zionist colleagues have made any secret of their real intentions: Iraq is merely the first step along the way to destroying Iran’s Islamic government.

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