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Jumada' al-Akhirah, 14352014-04-01

Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 2

Main Stories

Islamic groups lash out at Saudis over Ikhwan

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Even traditionally pro-Saudi groups in the world have been horrified at the Saudis’ designation of the Ikhwan al-Muslimun and by implication, Hamas in Palestine, as terrorist organizations.

Main Stories

Saudi regime goes berserk over reform calls

Zafar Bangash

Calling for reforms is “terrorism,” withdrawing your allegiance to the monarchy is “treason” and contacting international news organizations about human rights violations in the kingdom will land you in prison. Welcome to the Saudi kingdom!

Main Stories

Saudi-Qatar row and NATO empire ambition

Ayesha Alam

Like children fighting over toys, Saudi and Qatari rulers are involved in infantile squabbles much to the annoyance of their US-Nato masters.


Egyptian-Saudi war on the Ikhwan

Zafar Bangash

The combined assault by the Egyptian military and the Saudi regime on the Ikhwan and its supporters has exposed the unholy alliance of tyrannical regimes in the Muslim East.


Takfiris in Syrian on the run

Zafar Bangash

The Syrian army is making steady progress against the takfiris, thanks to the support of Hizbullah as well as infighting between the cannibals and mercenaries that have flooded into the Levant.


Iran-Hamas relations

Zafar Bangash

Relations between Islamic Iran and Hamas are back on track after a hiatus caused by Hamas’ rash decision to burn its bridges with Damascus following eruption of the imperialist-zionist-Wahhabi inspired conspiracy in Syria.


Show me a traitor and I’ll show you a munafiq

Abu Dharr

A leading figure in the Syrian National Coalition haw come out openly to say the SNC is willing to sell the Golan Heights in return for Zionist support to overthrow the Asad regime in Syria.


ICIT’s web library and the emerging Islamic leader

Afeef Khan

The ICIT is about to embark on an ambitious project to make its vast literature available on the web. The aim is to equip emerging Islamic leadership with the tools necessary to set the directional course on a path to Allah.

News & Analysis

Egypt’s ongoing revolution

Eric Walberg

Despite mass arrests and killings, the will of the Egyptian people has not been broken. Far from the Ikhwan being a terrorist organization, it is the old guard unable to accept the new reality that is causing mayhem in Egypt.

News & Analysis

Egypt’s mass execution verdicts and trials

Ayman Ahmed

Even by the brutal standards of the Egyptian military, the mass death sentences in one case—529 people sentenced to death for the killing of one policeman—have sent shockwaves globally. The regime may be digging its own grave.

News & Analysis

Political war escalates amid local elections in Turkey

Ahmet Aslan

The political scandals that preceded the March 30 local elections were meant to damage the prospects of AKP. The Gulenists and their agents in various institutions abused their positions to undermine the ruling party but with little success, it seems.

News & Analysis

Islamic Iran’s resistance economy and culture

Tahir Mustafa

While the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 continue, the Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called upon officials and people to continue on the path of the resistance economy as well as safeguard their Islamic cultural values against Western onslaught.

News & Analysis

What future for Afghanistan after elections?

Zia Sarhadi

The April 5 presidential elections are not likely to change conditions for the long-suffering Afghan people much as long as there is foreign manipulation through money and troops presence in the country.

News & Analysis

Pakistan-Taliban talks a reluctant courtship

Ayesha Alam

There appears to be little seriousness about achieving lasting peace as the Pakistani government and Taliban-appointed committees go through the motions of negotiations.

Special Reports

America’s Ukraine bid to keep Russia in check

Akhmet Makhmoudov

The US and its allies do not care for the people of Ukraine; their interest lies in destabilizing Russia that is becoming increasingly assertive.

Special Reports

In-depth look at Turkey’s economic indicators

Maksud Djavadov

Unfortunately, accurate statistics about a country’s economy are always hard to come by. Whatever data is available, however, can be used to analyze its true situation. We start this series by looking at Turkey.

Editor's Desk

The mystery of Malaysia’s Flight MH370


There is something really curious about the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. How can a huge plane like Boeing 777-200 simply disappear into thin air without a trace?

Letters To The Editor

From Sharifayn to Shurafa rule in Pakistan

Askia Wajd

There are too many Sharifs in power in Pakistan. Is it good, asks reader Askia Wajd?

Letters To The Editor

Need to focus on commonalities

Abdulaziz-ul-Haqq ibn Orozco

There are more things in common among Muslims than divides them but there are some that are determined to create confusion, according to reader Abdulaziz-ul Haqq ibn Orozco.

Letters To The Editor

Pak-Saudi relations

Shaista Mirza

Reader Shaista Mirza believes the Saudis’ renewed interest in Pakistan is motivated by ulterior motives.

Letters To The Editor

Syrian refugees

Seyyed Murtaza

Lebanon and Hizbullah’s accommodation of Syrian refugees wins praise from reader Seyyed Murtaza.

Letters To The Editor

Maldives Islands

Name withheld upon request

This reader, who wishes to remain anonymous because he lives in Dubai, felt the Maldives islands should have gone down into the sea with the crew of over-weight Saudis accompanying the crown prince.

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