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Jumada' al-Akhirah, 14242003-08-01

Crescent International Vol. 32, No. 11

Book Review

Critical analysis of the impact of modern economic theory and prescriptions on Egyptian society

Laila Juma

Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity by Timothy Mitchell. Pub: University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2002. Pp: 413. Hbk: $49.50 / Pbk: $19.95.


The hypocrisy of Western debates on the Iraq war

Crescent International

Political controversies seem to be brewing in both the US and Britain about the evidence that the Bush and Blair governments used to justify their Iraq war. Bush was forced to admit on July 7 that his State of the Union speech in January contained false allegations about Iraq’s nuclear programme...


Pressures and challenges facing Muslims in the West

Crescent International

That the attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon gave the US an invaluable opportunity for a massive projection of power — as predicted by Crescent International (Editorial, October 1-15, 2001) — is now widely accepted...


Speech by the Rahbar, Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei, at deliverance of Iran’s new missile system

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

​Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp took delivery of a new surface-to-surface missile-system, called Shahab 3, on July 20. Here we publish an abridged version of the speech delivered by Imam Sayyid Ali Khamenei at the event.

Islamic Movement

The understanding of the ‘corrective process’ underpinning the Islamic Revolution in Iran

Kalim Siddiqui

The future of the Islamic Revolution in Iran is currently the subject of some debate. Here we publish an abridged extract from DR KALIM SIDDIQUI’s paper ‘Error, deviation, correction and convergence in Muslim political thought’ (1989), on the political thought of Imam Khomeini which underpinned the Revolution.

Occupied Arab World

Palestinians still suffering as politicians talk about a spurious ‘peace’

Ahmad Musa

Israeli authorities announced on July 27 that they will release 500 Palestinian prisoners, including 100 associated with the Hamas and Islamic Jihad Islamic movements, as a goodwill gesture towards the Palestinian Authority (PA), to facilitate the progress of the ‘road map’ peace plan.


Bush avoids Africa on five-day visit to continent

Sekou Biharu

Before he set out on his African safari last month US president Bush again proved his ignorance, saying that "Africa is a nation that has many diseases." His other gaffes in Africa were far more serious.


Maskhadov appeals for international help for Chechen independence

Our Ankara Correspondent

Aslan Maskhadov, the elected president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, appealed on July 21 for international support for Chechnya’s "conditional independence" under international protection. His statement, published on chechenpress.com, his government’s official news service...


Iran-Canada relations affected by reaction to death of journalist in Iran

Waseem Shehzad

A storm of protest has erupted in Canada, instigated by elements opposed to Islamic Iran, as well as anti-Muslim groups, over the death of Zahra Kazemi, 54, an Iranian-born photo-journalist, in Tehran.


Warmongers Bush and Blair caught in their own web of lies over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction

Zafar Bangash

Two of the world’s three top warmongers – US president George Bush and British prime minister Tony Blair (the third being Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon) – have been caught in a web of lies they spun to justify an illegal war against Iraq.


Saudi row engineered to divert attention from US administration’s obstruction of 9-11 enquiry

A Contributor in New York

The publication of a 900-page congressional report last month into intelligence lapses before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in September 2001, ignited speculation about Saudi involvement after the White House refused to authorise the publication of 28 pages reportedly pertaining to allegations against the Saudis.


Erdogan’s popular, reforming government facing pressure from Turkish military and US

Correspondent in Istanbul

Five months after the Turkish government bowed to popular pressure to abstain from the US’s war against Iraq, it is continuing to face the consequences. Although the precise background and circumstances of the US’s arrest of a Turkish military unit in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniyyah on July 4 remain unclear...

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