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Safar, 14362014-12-01

Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 10

Main Stories

Takfiris, sponsors and their regional agenda

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

The takfiris have not erupted in a vacuum. Their emergence is part of a carefully laid out plan to destroy Muslim societies, turn Muslims away from Islam and to protect the Zionist entity.

Opinion

Royal Saudi blowback

Abu Dharr

The Saudis thought they would sponsor the takfiris to cause mayhem in other countries. It seems the takfiris have established cells within the kingdom as well. The takfiris are coming home to roost.

Opinion

The new emerging multi-polar world

Zafar Bangash

The US-led ‘unipolar’ world is dead. A multi-polar world is emerging but what role will Muslims play in it?

Opinion

The Jews who fight Israel: guardians of the City

Catherine Shakdam

Not all Jews are Zionists nor are all Zionists Jews. There are Jews that reject the Zionist State and are not afraid to speak out.

Editorials

From al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa…

Zafar Bangash

The occupiers of the two Harams appear determined to destroy both for their nefarious agendas. The House of Saud and the Zionists are two faces of the same coin.

Editorials

What ails the Muslim world?

Zafar Bangash

Muslim countries may have achieved nominal independence but they continue to suffer from the debilitating legacy of the colonial imposed order in their societies.

News & Analysis

Fear turns every Egyptian into an informant

Ayman Ahmed

The military regime in Egypt has instilled such fear in people that they have all become informants for the government.

News & Analysis

Ashraf Ghani: an Aghan in a hurry

Zia Sarhadi

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan has a small window of opportunity to set things on the right track and strike some kind of a deal with the Taliban. He is banking on China and Pakistan for help.

News & Analysis

Nigeria’s tragedy in a nutshell

Adamu Adamu

Far from confronting the Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian army, governors, government functionaries and amirs are running away from the threat.

News & Analysis

Russia-West tension escalates in several regions

Our Central Asia Correspondent

Russia and the West are heading towards Cold War type rivalry, especially in Central Asia that Moscow considers its sphere of influence.

News & Analysis

Hindu Nazis riding high in India

Tahir Mahmoud

With Hindu Nazis in the driving seat, India is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for its minorities, especially Muslims. Its overly ambitious plan to compete with China, however, will not materialize because of its deep structural and social problems.

News & Analysis

Turkey-Iran relations plummet after Erdogan’s outburst

Ahmet Aslan

Unable to get out of the hole he has dug for himself in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan has started thrashing about violently. His recent outbursts have deepened tensions with Islamic Iran.

Islamic Movement

Struggle for the soul of Jerusalem

Ayesha Alam

Masjid al Aqsa, the first Qibla of Muslims, is under threat of Zionist occupation. Will Muslims respond to this latest threat in any meaningful way or allow the Zionists to usurp it?

Islamic Movement

Islamic Awakening movements four years later

Zafar Bangash

Islamic Awakening movements have been undermined by the corrupt regimes subverting the will of the people. Much greater effort based on clarity of thought will be needed to consign these oppressive regimes into the dustbin of history.

Islamic Movement

Understanding and confronting takfirism

Our Own Correspondent

The Islamic World Congress on Extremism and Takfirism was held in Qom, Iran on November 23-24. It was attended by hundreds of ulama, academics and activists from all Schools of Thought in Islam. Our correspondent was there and filed this report.

Editor's Desk

Expansion plans for Guantanamo Bay prison

Crescent International

Far from closing it as Barack Obama promised soon after being sworn in as president in January 2009, the US plans to expand the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Letters To The Editor

Taking charge of Muslim destiny

Abdul Rahman Razzak

Unless Muslims take control of their own destiny, they will be unable to make much progress says letter writer Abdul Rahman Razzak.

Letters To The Editor

Judge says Khadr can sue Canadian government

Charles Cassig

In an important ruling, a federal judge has said that Omar Khadr can sue the Canadian government over its complicity in his incarceration at Guantanamo Bay, informs letter writer Charles Cassig.

Letters To The Editor

Saudi destruction of Islamic history

Muslim Mahmood

Muslims must not allow the historical sites of Islam to be destroyed by the Saudi regime, says writer Muslim Mahmood from Nigeria.

Letters To The Editor

Al Aqsa

Mohamed El-Saifi

Mohamed El Saifi says Al Aqsa has the potential to explode into a major conflict unless the Zionists are prevented from violating its sacred soil.

Letters To The Editor

Kashmir

Wajahat Butt

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to shed more Muslim blood in Kashmir in pursuit of his fascist agenda, says Wajahat Butt.

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