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Muharram, 14362014-11-01

Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 9

Main Stories

Takfiris, Saudis and the struggle for the soul of Islam

Zafar Bangash

Despite the hype about fighting them, the US and its allies have nurtured the takfiris for nearly a decade to be used for the broader plan to dominate the Middle East.

Opinion

Malala and the inferiority complex syndrome

Zafar Bangash

Malala Yusufzai’s Nobel Prize has got the westoxicated Pakistani elite into a tizzy. Suffering from acute inferiority complex, they find solace in acceptance by the west.

Opinion

We Two!

Abu Dharr

There are two major Islamic currents in the world today: the Ikhwan and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Ikhwan must decide whether they want to work with the Islamic Republic or continue to pander to the whims of illegitimate rulers.

Opinion

ISIS: Return of the Crusaders and the black flags

Catherine Shakdam

The rise of the takfiris with their black flags, loose hair and propensity for barbaric acts had been predicted in Islamic history. The Crusaders are using them today in their quest to re-occupy the Middle East.

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Editorials

Iran’s nuclear talks with P5+1

Zafar Bangash

Demands of the P5+1, led by the US of the Islamic Republic in the nuclear talks are so outlandish that they may derail the entire process.

Editorials

Lessons from the tragedy of Karbala

Zafar Bangash

The tragedy of Karbala must rank as one of the greatest setbacks in Islamic history. Are Muslims—Sunnis and Shi‘is—prepared to draw the right lessons from it or continue to turn this into a partisan issue?

News & Analysis

ISIS and dissent in the Peninsula

Ayesha Alam

While financing and supporting the takfiri terrorists, the House of Saud has found there can also be blowback. Opposition to the rule of Al Saud is growing among all segments of society in the kingdom.

News & Analysis

Kobani’s resistance deflates Turkish imperial ambitions

Ahmet Aslan

Resistance by the Kurds in Kobani has undermined Turkey’s imperial ambitions. Ankara thought the ISIS terrorists would defeat the Kurds leading to the weakening of the other Kurdish group, the PKK.

News & Analysis

Blackwater operatives convicted, nefarious owner walks away free

Ayesha Alam

An American court has convicted four Blackwater operatives seven years after they murdered innocent Iraqis in a public square. Their leader, however, has walked away free.

News & Analysis

British troops also flee Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Another batch of ‘Alexander the Great wannabes’ have slunk out of Afghanistan having been taught a lesson by the intrepid Afghans. History is repeating itself in the Hindu Kush Mountains.

News & Analysis

Al Qaeda in Yemen: radicalism’s new frontline

Catherine Shakdam

Al Qaeda is being used in Yemen to fight the Houthis and to frustrate the people’s aspirations for their legitimate rights. The Saudis are waist deep in this grand conspiracy.

News & Analysis

Ottawa shooting leads to attack on civil liberties

Tahir Mahmoud

The Conservative government is using attacks by two men suffering from mental problems and drug addiction to push through legislation that would drastically curtail the rights of Canadians, especially Muslims.

Special Reports

Zionists cast evil eye on al-Masjid al-Aqsa

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

While Rabbinical law prohibits Jews from trespassing on the sacred soil of al-Haram al-Sharif, the Zionist thugs are trampling on their own law to grab even the holy site.

Special Reports

US uses soft power in the Middle East

Ahmed Makhmoudov

The US uses a number of tools in its arsenal to advance its agenda in the Middle East. Soft power is one of them.

Editor's Desk

Modi’s provocations in Kashmir, Siachen

Zafar Bangash

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is living up to his reputation as a Hindu fascist. He has escalated conflict with Pakistan in Kashmir and Siachen. He is clearly itching for a war.

Letters To The Editor

Sick of the sick, old Aal Saud!

Mohammed H. Siddiq

Originally from the Hijaz, writer Mohammed H Siddiq says he is sick and tired of the corruption, incompetence and gross mismanagement of the House of Saud.

Letters To The Editor

Burning hearts of the Ummah

Abdulaziz-ul-Haqq ibn Orozco

Muslims must look inward to see why they are in such a bad state today.

Letters To The Editor

Obama’s Syria plan

Leila Nimra Bashir

Barack Obama’s real plan is regime change in Syria. The takfiris are being used as a pretext to bring in ground troops.

Letters To The Editor

5-Star Hajj

Jamil Ahmed

Just returned from Hajj, this writer confirms that the Saudis are creating divisions among Muslims by separating them based on nationality and wealth.

Letters To The Editor

Takfirs

Abdur Rahim Mallam

Turkey’s role in supporting the takfiris is beginning to create problems for the country.

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