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Crescent International Vol. 41, No. 5

Main Stories

Dr. Mursi’s long journey from prison to the presidency

Ayman Ahmed

The euphoria that greeted the official announcement confirming victory of Dr. Mohamed al-Mursi of Hizb al-Hurriyah wa-al-‘Adalah (the Freedom and Justice Party) in the run-off presidential election of June 16 and 17 may prove short-lived.


Naked power grab by Egyptian generals I

Zafar Bangash

It was unrealistic to expect that the military in Egypt would simply roll over and hand power to the elected representatives of the people.


Turkish provocations against Syria

Zafar Bangash

Syria’s shooting down of a Turkish fighter jet on June 22 reflects the deep Turkish involvement in the internal affairs of its neighbor and how far relations have nosedived between the two.


Pakistan’s tragedy

Zafar Bangash

Pakistan is once again gripped by political and social upheavals. With rapidly deteriorating economic and law and order situations, there is real danger of an implosion.


The day democracy died

Abu Dharr

During the course of the past 18 months the world in general and the Muslims in particular were watching the movement of people and the counter-movements of regimes.


The total transformation of the Ummah requires more than just political success

Iqbal Siddiqui

The confirmation on June 24 that Muhammad Mursi, the candidate representing the Ikhwan al-Muslimeen, had been elected President of Egypt, has a certain air of inevitability.

News & Analysis

The new breed of Hollywood imams

Salina Khan

I must be a bigger fuddy-duddy than I thought because I’m finding the rich-and-famous lifestyles of many religious scholars quite scandalous.

News & Analysis

The strange masquerade of dirty war as “humanitarian intervention” in Syria

Zainab Cheema

With the gory newsfeed of the Houla massacre, the war in Syria seems to be morphing into the horror movie storyline from a DVD watched too many times on Friday rec-nights.

News & Analysis

Zionist racism scales new heights of depravity

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

How racist is the Zionist State of Israel? Consider this. Danny Danon, a Knesset member of the ruling rightwing Likud Partyleads the organization, Deportation Now.

News & Analysis

Israeli soldiers involved in Mavi Marmara attack to be tried in Turkish Court

Ahmet Aslan

When Israeli soldiers savagely attacked the Mavi Marmara, the flagship of the Gaza-bound aid flotilla on May 30, 2010, they shot and killed nine Turkish activists; 60 others were wounded.

News & Analysis

UK plans extradition of five Muslims to US, and torture

Fahad Ansari

On July 10, 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will decide the fate of five Muslim men facing extradition to the US.

News & Analysis

The ongoing saga of Omar Khadr’s incarceration

Tahir Mahmoud

Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, now nearly 26 years old, was supposed to have returned to Canada from Guantanamo Bay at the end of October under a deal brokered between the US and Canadian governments.

News & Analysis

Nayef’s death causes panic in the Saudi Kingdom

Tahir Mustafa

The death on June 16 of Saudi “Crown Prince” Nayef ibn ‘Abd al-Aziz in Geneva has sent the desert kingdom into a frenzy of grief and panic.

Special Reports

Celebrating Palestinian resistance and resilience

Ali Mallah, Eva Bartlett

With the passing of the 64th anniversary of the Nakba, (the establishment of the illegal Zionist state on the land and homes of Palestinians), shall we mourn or celebrate?

Special Reports

Ethiopian forces kill unarmed Muslims for refusing to submit to al-Ahbash indoctrination

Muhammad al-Hashimi

Muhammad al-Hashimi, a scholar of international political economy with special research focus on African and Muslim countries, looks at some key developments in Ethiopia.

Special Reports

Islamophobia rooted in the globalization of US prisons

Zainab Cheema

Islamophobia in the post-9/11 age seems to be such a deeply integral part of the US cultural landscape that one would have to be an archaeologist in order to unearth prior states of mind.

Editor's Desk

Why are the Iran-P5+1 talks getting nowhere?


Western governments have strange ways of dealing with others. They start with the claim that they represent the will of the international community.

Letters To The Editor

Has the Arab Spring wilted?

Gamal Hindawy

The great hopes aroused by the ouster of two long-ruling dictators in Tunisia and Egypt appear to have dimmed.

Letters To The Editor

Palestinian hunger strikers’ plight

Hanan Ayash

I am a second-generation Palestinian living in exile because I am not allowed to return to Jerusalem where I was born.

Letters To The Editor

US-NATO defeat in Afghanistan

Adam Khan Afridi

It is now clear that the US-NATO combine has lost in Afghanistan. They cannot make any more excuses.

Letters To The Editor

No free speech

Name withheld upon request

I agree with Br. Shahid Saleem’s letter when he says there is no free speech in the US.

Letters To The Editor

US Decline

John Vanderbilt

The US is in terminal decline. Its economy is shattered and there is little prospect of recovery, at least in the near future.

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