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Crescent International Vol. 41, No. 11

Main Stories

Muslim confusion over the crisis in Syria

Zafar Bangash

Those opposed to Bashar al-Asad’s regime in Syria are prepared to strike a deal with the devil. This will cost the Syrian people dearly if such a diabolical plot succeeds.


Egyptians approve new constitution

Zafar Bangash

Long line up characterized the two rounds of referendum to approve Egypt’s new constitution. The overall approval rate was 64% despite attempts by the opposition to disrupt the vote.


Canada’s ruling on niqab

Zafar Bangash

Given the widespread environment of Islamophobia in the west, the ruling by Canada’s Supreme Court to allow niqab in courts while women testify is a landmark decision with far-reaching implications.


Egypt! The Muslims are waiting

Abu Dharr

The Muslims have reposed high expectations in the people and leadership of Egypt. Will the new leadership follow in the footsteps of Hassan al-Banna and Syed Qutb or end up compromising with imperialism and Zionism?


Syria: Opening Pandora’s Box is just the beginning of the end of the new world order

Afeef Khan

What happens in Syria is not what the west may have bargained for starting with the end of the Zionist entity and the end of the new world order


Clarity of thought essential for the Islamic movement

Zafar Bangash

As Muslims struggle to change the imposed political systems in their societies, it is important to understand current ground realities, where they want to go and who is going to lead them.

News & Analysis

Egyptians opt for stability over opposition-led chaos

Ayman Ahmed

The people of Egypt showed they would not be persuaded to follow the path of instability and chaos. After two years of turmoil, they want peace and stability. They showed it by voting overwhelmingly in favour of the new constitution.

News & Analysis

Taliban: friend to foe to friend again?

Zia Sarhadi

The December 20 and 21 meeting in a hotel outside Paris between representatives of the Taliban, the Karzai government and members of the Northern Alliance as well as Gulbuddin Hikmatyar’s Hizb-e Islami shows that the Taliban are now firmly in control of the future agenda in Afghanistan.

News & Analysis

Obama betrays liberal promise

Zainab Cheema

Barack Obama is not the answer to the liberals’ democrat dream but a butler of the neo-liberal establishment, notwithstanding his soaring rhetoric about democracy, hope and change.

News & Analysis

Obama’s policy of killing innocents with drones

Tahir Mustafa

In choosing the lesser of the two evils by opting for Obama, Muslims forget that he has escalated the drone warfare to new height killing innocent Muslim women and children.

News & Analysis

Occupy the masjids to liberate them!

Salina Khan

A masjid ought to be more than simply a fancy building where people just come to offer salat. Frustrated by lack of meaningful activities in the masjids, Salina Khan argues they ought to be occupied by activist Muslims to liberate them.

News & Analysis

Canada’s Supreme Court rejects niqab ban

Khadijah Ali

Much to the chagrin of the Islamophobes and their fellow travellers from among the lunatic fringe of Muslims, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the call to ban the niqab in courts when Muslim women testify. The majority opinion written by the honourable Chief Justice, Beverley McLaghlin laid out a four-step approach for judges to consider about the niqab use in courts.

Special Reports

Parasites strangling Pakistan to death

Waseem Shehzad

Pakistan faces an existential threat not from external enemies but from its own parasitical elites that thrive on its body sucking its blood and strangling the state slowly to death.

Special Reports

US, UK regimes imagine threats where none exist

Fahad Ansari

Anti-Muslim sentiment has infected British society and state so deeply that even where no threat exists, Muslims are sentenced to long prison terms without any evidence but simply for being Muslims.

Special Reports

Fetih 1453: Turkish nationalism goes full-throttle

Zainab Cheema

In a silver screen extravaganza, Fetih 1453 attempts to revive the glory of the Ottoman Empire and with it the sagging fortunes of Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan who fancies himself as a modern incarnation of the Turkish sultan.

Editor's Desk

Rape crimes on the increase in India

Zafar Bangash

The December 16 gang-rape by six men and the subsequent death of a 23-year-old student has once again put the spotlight on this serious crime in India. Each year some 24,000 women are raped—a figure considered grossly under-reported because of the stigma attached with it—the issue has aroused the general public.

Letters To The Editor

Guns kill

Askia Wajd

The NRA’s call to have armed guards in every school will only add to the number of people killed with guns and bullets.

Letters To The Editor

Egypt’s crisis

Abdel Maguid Ahmed

What we are witnessing in Egypt is the direct result of operating within the existing corrupt order.

Letters To The Editor

Saudi succession battle

Jalal Sobhan

Saudi Arabia is definitely heading for turbulent times. With King Abdullah virtually in his grave and Crown Prince Salman soon to follow, what will come next for the desert kingdom?

Letters To The Editor

Open letter to President Obama, re: Newtown

Siraj Ali

Why is it that so many tears have been shed for the children killed in Newtown, Connecticut while US President Obama routinely orders the killing of innocent children and women in other parts of the world without a thought spared for their plight?

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