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Rajab, 14352014-05-01

Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 3

Main Stories

Ikhwan confront el-Sisi and changing of the guard

Ayesha Alam

Generals love democracy, especially the kind that propels them into power without conceding anything to the civilians. This is underway in Egypt under General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Empire’s new muscleman.


The emerging, new Muslim East

Zafar Bangash

The emerging, new Muslim East (aka the Middle East) is not the one Condoleezza Rice had envisioned; it is more confident and assertive and pursuing an agenda to serve the interests of the people rather than imperialist/Zionist powers.


The greenback heads south

Zafar Bangash

The US dollar is losing its shine as rivals emerge to stake a claim. It is not only the euro but also the Chinese currency, the yuan that are challenging dollar’s supremacy in global finance.


Challenging Aal Saud

Zafar Bangash

The Saud regime’s oppressive decree banning calls for reform, exposure of corruption or withdrawing allegiance from the king has had exactly the opposite effect. People are openly challenging the regime on YouTube and Facebook.


Will the real Ikhwan please stand up!

Abu Dharr

There is a long history of links between the Ikhwan and the Saudi monarchy. It has not always been a happy relationship but the Ikhwan have a choice to make: which side of the fence do they want to sit on.

News & Analysis

Need to expose the pseudo-Salafis

Tahir Mahmoud

The anti-Islamic nature of pseudo-Salafis is evident from their behavior in Syria—killing not only civilians but also members of rival groups—but it is the pseudo scholars in the service of empire that must be exposed.

News & Analysis

Saudi deputy crown prince handed a hot potato

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

The House of Saud has arrived at a critical moment in its history: how to safely hand over power to the next generation without upsetting the applecart. It is not an easy task.

News & Analysis

Hersh, Saudis and the chemical attack on Syria

Ahmet Aslan

The veteran US journalist, Seymour Hersh has laid to rest one lie—that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in al-Ghouta last August—but has left unsaid the role of Saudi Arabia in this dastardly crime.

News & Analysis

Impact on Pakistan of the West’s Afghan war

Zia Sarhadi

The 13-year US-led Western war on Afghanistan has not only devastated that poor country but also caused great damage to Pakistan. Neighboring Iran has also suffered greatly as a consequence.

News & Analysis

Palestine and Kashmir: different locales, same problem

Waseem Shehzad

The problems of Palestine and Kashmir date back to the same time period but the world knows one—Palestine—far better than the other—Kashmir; why?

News & Analysis

The moral potholes in fighting imperialism

Eric Walberg

The case of Abu Hamza al-Misri exposes the futile policy of resorting to indiscriminate violence that violates core Islamic principles and ends up serving imperialism.

Islamic Movement

Dr. Zarif on Iran’s foreign policy

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif explains the principles of Iran’s foreign policy and how these have advanced regional and global peace.

Special Reports

Understanding Dubai and its protégés

Name withheld upon request

The Emiratis think by building tall structures like the West, they will become cultured and turn into the hub of cultural activities in the Middle East. Intellectual capital, not tall buildings make people cultured but who should explain this to the dwellers of city-states?

Editor's Desk

Elections, elections everywhere, but…


Several countries have had elections, are going through them or are about to hold them. Do elections bring change or maintain the status quo?

Letters To The Editor

Useful Info

Dr. Naseem Ashraf

Reader lauds Crescent’s coverage and the information it provides to understand what is really going on in the world.

Letters To The Editor


Mahmoud Salameh

Egypt continues to produce its share of pharaohs, the latest in the form of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Letters To The Editor

Zionist threats to al-Aqsa

Yahya Abulkhair

The first Qibla of Muslims is under Zionist threat but both the Muslim regimes as well as committed Muslims seem to be largely unconcerned.

Letters To The Editor

Valid concerns, valid point

Muslim Mahmood

Reader responds to the concerns expressed by a reader in an earlier letter.

Letters To The Editor

Saudi and Zionist mafias

Ahmed al-Qahtani

The regimes in the Arabian Peninsula and in Palestine are both usurpers and their removal will help bring about peace in the region for all people.

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