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Crescent International Vol. 41, No. 7

Main Stories

“Nuclear energy for all and nuclear weapons for none” – The Rahbar

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

The following is the full text of Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s inaugural address delivered on August 30, 2012 at the 16th Non-Aligned Summit in Tehran.

Main Stories

NAM summit confirms Iran’s global stature

Zafar Bangash

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran shows that it is not Islamic Iran, but the US and Israel, that are isolated globally.


If Israel blunders into attacking Iran

Zafar Bangash

Will Israel make the mistake of attacking Iran? Should it become victim of its own hubris, the consequences would be devastating for the Zionist war-criminals.


The other consequence of Syrian crisis: refugees

Zafar Bangash

Innocent people are always the victims of wars over which they have no control and towards which they did not contribute. The plight of Syrian refugees once again highlights this reality.


Egypt’s rightful place

Zafar Bangash

In the past, Egypt’s important role in the Muslim East (aka Middle East) was stymied because of its rulers’ subservience to imperialism and zionism. This may be changing amid renewed hopes.


The critical truth of our history deflates sectarianism

Abu Dharr

How historical baggage has smothered Muslim minds to sink into sectarianism while ignoring the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.


Thirty years after the Islamic Revolution, the US remains an implacable enemy (Republished)

Iqbal Siddiqui

US enmity towards Iran has nothing to do with Iran’s peaceful nuclear program. It is merely a pretext used by Washington for Iran’s refusal to fall in line with US demands.

News & Analysis

The toxic nexus between the US and al-Qaeda

Waseem Shehzad

Al-Qaeda is often trotted out as a bogey to justify US aggression against others. Al-Qaeda is an American creation and a handy tool. The nexus alliance has become fully exposed in Syria.

News & Analysis

Turkey’s hopes fade as rebels fail in Syria

Ahmet Aslan

Turkish rulers seem to have miscalculated badly about events in Syria but there is little proof they are about to admit the error and make course correction.

News & Analysis

US, British, Swedish witch-hunt for Assange

Fahad Ansari

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks fame is being targeted not because he is guilty of the rape allegation. His real ‘crime’ is that he exposed America’s dirty tricks.

News & Analysis

Real Muslims, fake Muslims: assessing the massacre at the Oak Creek Sikh Gurdwara

Zainab Cheema

White supremacist militias have mushroomed in the US since 911. The Wisconsin Gurdwara attack is but a small sample of its devastating effects whose principal target are Muslims.

News & Analysis

The unending suffering of Rohingya in Myanmar

Mahboob Alam

Muslims in Myanmar are subjected to terrible persecution and a campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide but even the west’s poster girl for democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi is silent about their plight.

News & Analysis

Build masjids, not country clubs

Salina Khan

Muslims have become fond of building cathedral style masajid where all kinds of restrictions are imposed. Sister Salina Khan argues that masajid should become centers of activism for social, political and economic justice.

Special Reports

Journey to Fes, the heart of Morocco’s spirituality

Zainab Cheema

There is immense Islamic history woven into Morocco’s social and cultural fabric. Zainab Cheema captures the essence of spirituality on her journey to Fes.

Special Reports

Eid in Gaza

Eva Bartlett

How do Muslims celebrate Eid under occupation? Eva Bartlett, a Canadian peace activist who has been on several aid convoys, describes her experiences in Gaza under siege.

Editor's Desk

Defections raise Anwar’s hopes in Malaysia


Are the political fortunes of Anwar Ibrahim, a former deputy Prime Minister who fell out of favour with Dr Mahathir Mohammad, about to change? Recent developments in Malaysia have boosted his party’s hopes.

Letters To The Editor


Tahiru Idris

One reader in Nigeria wants the Crescent to become a weekly to keep the Ummah informed of developments.

Letters To The Editor

Religion banned?

Name withheld upon request

The Saudis want to ban religious activities also during Hajj and Umrah. What else do they plan to ban?

Letters To The Editor

The real game in Syria

Mohamed Abdel Maguid

Syria has become the battleground for a proxy war in which imperialism and Zionism and their Arabian henchmen are the real culprits.

Letters To The Editor

Attack on Gen. Dempsey’s plane

Abdullah Hendrix

Who was behind the attack on General Dempsey’s plane in Kabul? A reader offers an interesting alternative perspective.

Letters To The Editor

Why the OIC summit in Makkah?

Askia Wejd

If the Saudis are really serious about ending sectarianism, they should stop their obscurantist clerics from spreading this fitna rather than setting up another white elephant institution in Riyadh.

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