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Safar, 14242003-05-01

Crescent International Vol. 32, No. 5

Book Review

New edition of a major work on the zionist problem

Haniffah Abdul Gafoor

Islam and the Problem of Israel by Ismail Raji al-Faruqi. New edition; published by The Other Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2003. Pp: 114. US$6.00. (available from www.ibtbooks.com)

Book Review

Realities behind the jargon and propaganda of globalization

Abdullah al-Muslim

Globalization Unmasked: Imperialism in the 21st Century by James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer. Pub: Zed Books, London and New York, 2001. Hbk: $19.95.


US using democracy against Muslims and Islam

Crescent International

Few empires have ever justified their enslavement and exploitation of subject peoples in such terms; the US is no exception. The Romans justified their imperialism by offering law and order...


US/Israeli roadmap to a new regional order

Crescent International

The Oslo ‘peace process’ was finally buried at Camp David in July 2000 when the Palestinians refused then Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak’s ‘generous’ offer of a final settlement. It was immediately clear that Israel’s object was to kill the peace process, while blaming the Palestinians for its demise...

Islamic Movement

The Rahbar's analysis of the background and implications of the Iraq war

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

On April 11, the day after American forces proclaimed the capture of Baghdad and the fall of Saddam Hussain’s regime, Ayatullah al-Uzma Sayyid Ali Khamenei, the Rahbar of the Islamic State of Iran, presented a detailed and broad-ranging analysis of the background and implications of the US’s war on Iraq as the first part of his jum’a khutbah in Tehran. Here we publish an abridged translation of this khutbah.

Occupied Arab World

Iraqi Muslims facing grim future, as US joins long line of invaders to have raped Iraq

Zafar Bangash

America’s superhawks, also known as "neocons" (neo-conservatives), are ecstatic about the turn of events in Iraq, especially the lack of any effective resistance to the military takeover of Baghdad.

Occupied Arab World

Iraqis seek Islam, independence; US offers Turkey-style ‘democracy’

Iqbal Siddiqui

General Jay Garner, the American-appointed ruler of Iraq, faced massive demonstrations in the centre of Baghdad on April 28, as he convened a conference of Iraqi leaders intended to discuss the formation of an interim administration — under his supervision — for the country.

Occupied Arab World

US increases political pressure on Syria after deposing Saddam

Laila Juma

Washington increased pressure on Syria last month, immediately after the fall of the Ba’athist regime in Baghdad. Although White House sources privately denied that there were any plans for further military action against other regimes in the region

Occupied Arab World

Mubarak, Blair and Aznar: Uncle Sam’s most exalted agents

M.A. Shaikh

The president of the most populous and "most powerful" Arab country and the prime ministers of Britain and Spain, two former imperial powers, have been conspicuous supporters of Uncle Sam’s imperial ambitions. These have been reflected in George W Bush’s "doctrine of pre-emptive strike"...


Nigerian presidential poll marred by Florida-style irregularities

M.S. Ahmed

President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria was returned to a second term in office as a result of the elections held on April 19, amid loud complaints of foul play by the opposition and serious reservations of international and local monitors. The official results, announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), were that Obasanjo had met the dual requirement for victory of winning an overall majority...


Suspension of peace talks bad news for Sri Lankan Muslims

Our Special Correspondent

The peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers have hit a snag: the Tigers have boycotted the meeting to be held in Japan in June to solicit financial support from donors. A ceasefire in effect since February 2002 is now in jeopardy because of an announcement on April 21 by Anton Balasingham, the Tigers’ representative


US admits holding juveniles at Guantanamo Bay

Waseem Shehzad

After defying international law by holding about 660 Muslims in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since January 2001, the US has been forced to admit that there are juveniles among the detainees. The admission on April 22 came after ABC television of Australia reported that children are being held at Camp X-ray.

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