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Jumada' al-Akhirah, 14242003-08-16

Crescent International Vol. 32, No. 12

Islamic Movement

Guilty until proven innocent: Muslims and Britain’s anti-terrorist legislation

Sabia Hanif

Terrorism is not new to Britain: its past is marked by IRA threats, riots and bombings. Nor does this problem belong to a remote past. Relatively recent attacks, for example the IRA’s failed attempt to kill PM Mrs Thatcher (a bomb at Brighton’s Grand Hotel during the Tory party conference in 1984) and also the 3,000lb IRA bomb-explosion in Manchester on 15 June 1996, which injured more than 200 people, are proof of that.

Occupied Arab World

Increased tension between Hizbullah and Israel after assassination in Beirut

Ahmad Musa

Israeli military aircraft attacked villages in southern Lebanon on August 10, and flew at low level over Beirut early the next morning, in the latest stage of a significant escalation of its constant tension with Hizbullah early this month. It had resumed air operations over Lebanon earlier in August after a long gap.

Occupied Arab World

Israel’s apartheid wall just another of Sharon’s ploys to dispossess Palestinians

Zafar Bangash

The zionists continue to build a wall cutting off Palestinian villages and towns from each other under the excuse of "security." The same excuse has been advanced in the past for Jewish settlements...

South-East Asia

Putin gets Malaysia’s moral and material support for dirty war in Chechnya

Abdar Rahman Koya

Russian president Vladimir Putin got more than he bargained for during his first-ever trip to Malaysia on August 5, as part of his effort to increase the sales of Russian arms in this part of the world.

South-East Asia

MILF announces death of Ustad Salamat Hashim and names his successor

Crescent International

The Central Committee of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) announced the death of its leader, Ustad Salamat Hashim, on August 5. The MILF’s official spokesman, Eid Kabalu, said that Ustad Hashim had died of heart failure in the town of Butig...

South-East Asia

Mutineers blow the whistle on superiors in the bombings in Mindanao

Maulana M. Alonto

In the early morning of July 27, 296 soldiers in full battle-gear from elite units of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) took over the commercial centre of Makati City. They occupied the financial district and the plush Oakwood Premier Apartment complex...

Special Reports

The broad base and many causes of Iraqi resistance to US occupation

Nasr Salem

After weeks of dismissing the attacks on their troops as the last gasp of the deposed Ba’athist regime, increasing resistance has forced American officials to admit that something like a real guerrilla movement is gathering momentum in Iraq.

Special Reports

Fundamental flaws undermining al-Jazeera’s attempt to revolutionise Arab media

Yusuf Al-Khabbaz

Since its creation in the 1990s, al-Jazeera Satellite Television has become a darling of parts of the Western establishment, hailed as a voice of modernity and democracy in the Middle East. YUSUF AL-KHABBAZ asks why...


Pakistan paying a high price for Musharraf’s urge to please the US

Zia Sarhadi

In his eagerness to appease the US, Pakistani president general Pervez Musharraf has uncorked the very demons policy-makers in Islamabad have struggled for 50 years to banish...

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