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Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 2

Main Stories

Bulgaria-Israel in EU plot against Hizbullah

Ahmet Aslan

Under Zionist pressure, the corrupt Bulgarian regime is trying to implicate Hizbullah in the bus bombing of last July in order to ban it in the European Union. The Europeans are not buying it.

Opinion

Saudis, Qataris preying on Syrian girls

Zafar Bangash

The suffering of the Syrian people is bad enough; they are now faced with a new, more sordid dilemma. Young Syrian girls from Jordan’s refugee camp are being purchased by rich Saudis and Qataris, some in their sixties and seventies.

Editorials

Now Lankan Buddhists target Muslims

Zafar Bangash

Muslims are being attacked everywhere. Even the non-violent, peace-loving Buddhists have got in on the act as the Muslims of Sri Lanka have found to their cost.

Opinion

Put-on apologies thrive on political cowardice

Afeef Khan

Zionist Israel’s apology to Turkey is not only contrived and hypocritical but flies in the face of countless other crimes perpetrated by the Zionists for which they have offered, and are not likely to offer, any apology.

Opinion

Syria… the new Israel?

Abu Dharr

The war on Syria is in reality a battle for survival by the House of Saud that has poured billions into the conflict. Ultimately, however, the Saudis will fail, resulting in their demise.

Opinion

Dr Kalim Siddiqui’s legacy

Zafar Bangash

This month marks the seventeenth anniversary of Dr Kalim Siddiqui’s demise. His deep understanding and penetrating analysis of global events are sorely missed at this critical juncture.

News & Analysis

Farah Pundith: US soft power ambassador

Ayesha Alam

The west in general and the US in particular use mercenary Muslims to justify their criminally aggressive policies. Farah Pundith is the latest recruit in this policy of pacification of Muslims.

News & Analysis

The instruments of mind control

Salina Khan

Incessant propaganda to sugar-coat US crimes is not only used in the US but also in victim societies where media outlets are recruited and financed to do America’s dirty work.

News & Analysis

Islamic terrorism: what’s the score?

Saadaab Janab

The war on terror has produced strange animals. One category is the ‘House Muslim’ who is expected to bark at fellow Muslims critical of western policies but never at the governments killing innocent Muslims.

News & Analysis

Reviving student activism

Salina Khan

Students are supposed to be vanguards of activism but in the oppressive climate created in the wake of 911, most Muslim students are keeping their heads low and their mouths closed in order not to arouse any attention. It is a real pity.

News & Analysis

How long with the Saudis escape the Spring?

Fahad Ansari

Some ulama in the desert kingdom are beginning to speak out against the crimes of the House of Saud. While the ‘Arab Spring’ has not affected the kingdom as much as others, how long will it escape the storm?

News & Analysis

US-Russian competition in Central Asia

Ahmed Makhmoudov

The US is not as helpless in Central Asia as thought of, nor is Russia as powerful and liked as is generally believed. Each views the other as a threat to its interests.

Special Reports

Challenges facing Muslims in North America

Jamshed Abbas

Most Muslims have either been co-opted or intimidate by the system; others are gamely trying to stand up to the corporate and establishment bullies. Their best chance of survival is to frame their discourse in terms of the broader interests of the American people.

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Special Reports

Muslim scholars address sectarianism

Tahir Mustafa

Sectarianism has reared its ugly head, not because it is natural, but that there are forces deliberately trying to stoke fears. Muslim scholars in Malaysia have taken a bold stand against such machinations and called for proper understanding.

Special Reports

America’s Pacific century and its strategic pivot

Mirza Aslam Beg

As the US has been defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has shifted its focus to the Pacific region to contain the rising power of China. General Mirza Aslam Beg, former chief of the Pakistan Army, argues that countries like Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan are well-placed to assert their rights in this new architecture.

Editor's Desk

Erdogan’s open embrace of zionism

Editor

Barack Obama was able to ‘persuade’ the ass-like stubborn Benjamin Netanyahu to call his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and offer an ‘apology’ for the killing of nine Turkish peace activists. The move exposed Erdogan as much as it did Netanyahu.

Letters To The Editor

Zionist theft of Palestine

Mazin Qumsiyeh

A Palestinian who also happens to carry an American passport, questions how any American Jew is able to pick his bags and arrive in Occupied Palestine to live in Bethlehem while he, who was born there, cannot even enter it.

Letters To The Editor

Struggling Muslims in the US

Muslim Mahmood

A writer in Nigeria pays tribute to the struggling Muslims in the US faced with Saudi intrigue and America’s violation of its own laws.

Letters To The Editor

Iraq’s tragedy

Muhammad Ahmed Ali

US ‘liberation’ has devastated Iraqi society. The Iraqi people continue to pay a high price for American war and crimes even after US withdrawal.

Letters To The Editor

Indian crimes in Kashmir

Tahir Butt

The judicial murder of Muhammad Afzal Guru once again highlights the brutal nature of Indian democracy. The west, however, is not going to do anything about it.

Letters To The Editor

Sectarianism Violence

Syed A Jafri

Pakistan has been wracked by sectarian violence and while the terrorists are well known to the authorities, little is being done to apprehend much less punish them.

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