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Dhu al-Hijjah, 14352014-10-01

Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 8

Main Stories

Obama’s real plan is regime change in Syria

Tahir Mustafa

The US, its European allies and puppet Arabian regimes have not given up on overthrowing Bashar al Asad’s government in Syria. The ‘fight’ against takfiris is merely a pretext.

Editorials

US, Israel addicted to perpetual war

Zafar Bangash

Imperialist and Zionist warlords are addicted to war. Endless wars mean not only expansion but also huge profits at the expense of the world’s poor.

Editorials

Pakistan’s dysfunctional political system

Zafar Bangash

The political impasse in Islamabad has revealed those with vested interests to protect a system that does not serve the overwhelming majority in Pakistan.

Opinion

“Five Star” Hajj

Zafar Bangash

Hajj is supposed to remove all distinctions of wealth, class, position or authority but the Saudis have reduced it to a purely commercial enterprise devoid of its Qur’anic content and Prophetic sunnah.

Opinion

A jahili Hajj

Abu Dharr

Makkah and al-Madinah were always open to all Muslims but under the Saudis, these have become off-limits. If the Prophet (saws) or Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail (as) wanted to perform Hajj today, the Saudis would insist they obtain a visa before coming!

Opinion

Saudi plan to destroy the Prophet’s tomb

Zafar Bangash

The Saudis have repeatedly brought up the subject of destroying the Green Dome over the Prophet’s (saws) tomb and relocate his body from there. How diabolical can they get?

News & Analysis

Turkey’s 101-day ordeal with the takfiris

Ahmet Aslan

There is something bizarre in the manner in which 49 Turkish diplomats and employees of the Turkish Consulate in Mosul were released from the clutches of the takfiris.

News & Analysis

Houthis claim victory as Yemen’s old regime crumbles

Catherine Shakdam

The Houthis lightning campaign in Sana‘a has demolished the old regime but what follows next is still not certain.

News & Analysis

Telecom giants break into drone program

Ayesha Alam

Drones have become so popular that even telecom giants are getting in on the act. Will these be used to pry into people’s private lives even more and for what purpose would such information be used?

News & Analysis

Will political impasse lead to martial law in Pakistan?

Ayesha Alam

The army gets itchy fingers whenever there is political turmoil in Pakistan. Will the current impasse lead to another martial law?

News & Analysis

Former Bank executive new Afghan president

Zia Sarhadi

After months of political uncertainty, Afghanistan has new president, a former executive at the World Bank. There is also a new ‘chief executive,’ a post created courtesy of the Americans. The more things change, the more they remain the same.

News & Analysis

Iran, Russia sign 70 billion euro trade deal

Tahir Mahmoud

Islamic Iran and Russia have signed a massive trade deal that would be conducted in their local currencies bypassing the US dollar. Countries around the world are getting fed up with US policies and are abandoning trading in dollars.

Special Reports

History of Masjid al-Nabawi and the Green Dome

Zafar Bangash

Understanding the history of expansion of Masjid al-Nabawi and how the Green Dome over the Prophet’s (saws) tomb was erected will enable Muslims to understand its true significance.

Special Reports

Islamic scholar sentenced to death for demanding equal rights in Saudi Arabia

Catherine Shakdam

The Saudi regime tolerates no dissent. It also does not allow any calls for reforms or demands for rights. The latest victim is Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, sentenced to death for criticizing regime policies.

Editor's Desk

Takfiris and imperialists: partners in crime

Editor

The takfiri project is created by the Americans and zionists and financed by the puppet Arabian regimes of the west. Few are taken in by the latest US propaganda ploy

Letters To The Editor

US, takfiris and the Zionists

Askia Wejd

Reader asks why mention of Zionist Israel’s role in the latest US theatrics in confronting the takfiris is absent from all discourse.

Letters To The Editor

Remembering Sabra and Shatilla

Maqbool Ahmed Khan

The anniversary of the massacre at Sabra and Shatilla should remind everyone of the criminal nature of the Zionist regime.

Letters To The Editor

Crimes of the Saudi regime

Syed Mahmood Akhter

The Saudi regime is the source of much of the fitna in the Muslim world. Highlighting its crimes is essential for Muslims to take a clear stand against it.

Letters To The Editor

Muslim media

Professor Shahid Hussain

There is urgent need for Muslims to develop their own media but it would not come about through the Muslim regimes.

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