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Sha'ban, 14302009-08-01

Crescent International Vol. 38, No. 6

Main Stories

Elections: an unfamiliar exercise in Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

When Americans are not winning hearts and minds by dropping 1,000-pound bombs on wedding parties or mud-hut dwelling women and children as they did in Farah province on May 4 killing 147 civilians, 93 of them children, they are busy delivering democracy through cruise missiles...

News & Analysis

Brutal murder of Muslimah in German courtroom

Tahir Mustafa

The brutal murder of a hijab-clad woman in a German court last month has once again exposed the deep-seated racism and Islamophobia that rage in Europe and North America...

News & Analysis

The straw that broke the Uyghurs’ back

Fahad Ansari

It was a moment of bravery, an act of defiance following decades of oppression that finally brought the plight of the Uyghurs in China to the attention of the world. A lone Muslim woman was dressed in hijab and jilbaab, hobbling on a crutch, and standing up to the Chinese state paramilitary forces in Urumchi, shaking her fist and demanding that her husband and four brothers be released by the authorities...

News & Analysis

Pakistan Independence Day: what is there to celebrate?

Waseem Shehzad

Each year August 14 is celebrated as Pakistan’s Independence Day. Flag-hoisting ceremonies are held in most major cities. Whether such ceremonies will be held this year as well given the turmoil gripping the country and the military engaged in fighting its own people is an open question...

News & Analysis

West’s destabilization plan fails in Iran

Zafar Bangash

The security forces, contrary to the West’s expectations, acted with great restraint and successfully handled the situation...

Islamic Movement

Ideological basis of the Islamic movement:Sirah as the divine instrument of liberation

Zafar Bangash

Muslim political thought needs to be realigned to the Sunnah and Sirah of the Prophet (s). In Part II of his essay, Zafar Bangash, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, looks at the consolidation of the Islamic power base in Madinah and the ideological, socio-political, and economic challenges it had to survive and ultimately overcome...

Special Reports

Will endless wars save the dollar?

Javed Zamir

Capitalism and capitalists have no religion and no loyalty to anything or anyone except their personal financial interests. Profit margin is what drives them. Workers may not withdraw their labour in certain critical industries...

Special Reports

Endless agony of Srebrenica victims

Tahir Mahmoud

With bones of massacre victims still being identified, many family members choose to reopen graves for each new fragment...

Special Reports

Irrelevance of nuclear weapons

Yusuf Abdullah

The NPT was opened for signatures in 1968. Initially, the US, Soviet Union, Britain and 59 other countries signed the treaty...

Special Reports

Uyghur Muslims’ cry for help gets brief world attention before being silenced, again

Our Hong Kong Correspondent

The “ethnic violence” in East Turkestan, now referred to as China’s Xinjiang province which was first reported on July 5, again brought into light the plight of a forgotten section of the Ummah...

Editor's Desk

US, Zionist threats against Iran escalate

Zafar Bangash

Both the US and its Zionist protege have increased the intensity of their rhetorical attacks against Islamic Iran. Last month, nuclear-armed Israeli submarines sailed through the Suez Canal, followed ten days later by Israeli warships crossing it into the Red Sea...

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