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Rabi' al-Awwal, 14372016-01-01

Crescent International Vol. 44, No. 11

Editor's Desk

Zionist barbarities against Palestinians

Editor

At a time when the wars on Syria and to a lesser extent on Yemen have dominated media headlines, the Palestinians’ suffering has fallen off the radar screen. They continue to suffer even if the media would not report it.

Opinion

Alarming rise in Islamophobia

Zafar Bangash

Attacks on Muslims and their institutions have risen alarmingly worldwide, especially in the US. Leading politicians and the media are front and centre of this vicious campaign.

Opinion

If there were no fools, there would be no wars

Abu Dharr

The Bani Saud’s latest concoction of an ‘anti-terror alliance’ is no more than an attempt to appease their imperialist-Zionist masters to intensify Shi‘a-Sunni conflict.

Opinion

Yemenis refuse to back down against Bani Saud

Catherine Shakdam

The Yemeni have proved their mettle in battle and thwarted the Najdi Bedouins’ plan to impose their hegemony on the impoverished country. The Yemeni fiasco may lead to the loosening of Bani Saud’s grip on power.

Editorials

Beginning of the end of war on Syria?

Zafar Bangash

Have the warmongers realized that their plot to overthrow Bashar al Asad by military means is untenable especially in the wake of Russia’s bombing campaign? A series of meetings on Syria’s future give rise to some hope for peace.

Editorials

US duplicity over Iran nuclear deal

Zafar Bangash

As the Iran nuclear deal reaches implementation stage, the US Congress has introduced new disruptive measures, such as the Visa Waiver Program to frustrate completion of the deal. Can the US be trusted?

Main Stories

Da‘ish and the West’s cynical games

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

The roots of the Da‘ish terrorists (aka ISIS/ISIL or takfiris) can be traced all the way to the American Zionist neo-cons’ agenda to secure the realm for their favorite country Israel.

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News & Analysis

The Nigerian army’s bloodbath in Zaria

Tahir Mahmoud

By killing more than 1,000 (perhaps as many as 6,000) members of the Islamic movement in Zaria, the Nigerian army has proved, if proof indeed were needed, that it is an agent of Zionism and imperialism.

News & Analysis

Boko Haram: just another US terrorist brand to suppress the Islamic Movement in Nigeria

Vanessa Beeley

The Boko Haram terrorists have been rampaging throughout Nigeria since at least 2009. Instead of going after these terrorists, the army has targeted the Islamic movement that itself is the victim of Boko Haram terrorists.

News & Analysis

Erdogan’s Ottoman melancholy and the rise of empire

Catherine Shakdam

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan suffers from visions of grandeur and the revival of Ottomanism. The Pasha-in-the-making is likely to have a great fall.

News & Analysis

Afghan peace talks and gas pipelines

Zia Sarhadi

Peace in Afghanistan is vital for the region but there are players that want to disrupt it, especially members of the Afghan Northern Alliance because they believe such an outcome would diminish their influence and clout in the country.

News & Analysis

Aliyev pushes Azerbaijan toward civil war

Our Own Correspondent

The illegitimate Aliyev regime is determined to cling to power at any cost, including starting a civil war in the country that would cost it dearly.

Special Reports

Jordan: humanitarian help as political tool

Catherine Shakdam

Jordan has joined a number of other Arabian regimes that want to exploit the Syrian refugee crisis to shamelessly advance their own political agenda.

Special Reports

The AKP’s reckless foreign policies

Ahmet Aslan

Turkey has moved from zero-problem to zero-friendship policy with its neighbors. The only exception is the Zionist regime in Occupied Palestine that had murdered 10 Turkish citizens aboard the Mavi Marmara in May 2010 but it seems all is forgiven now!

Special Reports

Why the Chechen liberation movement failed

Our Own Correspondent

The Chechen liberation war has started with great hopes in 1994 but the intrusion of Wahhabism into this predominantly spiritually inclined society destroyed all hopes. Today, Chechen independence is a pipedream.

Islamic Movement

Saudi anti-terror alliance that isn’t

Waseem Shehzad

The clowns in Saudi Arabia never cease to produce rabbits out of a hat. Their latest venture (or adventure) is the 34-nation anti-terror alliance that was announced without even consulting some of its supposed members.

Islamic Movement

The Islamic Awakening — five years later

Tahir Mustafa

It is imperative for Islamic movement activists to study carefully how the imperialists and Zionists subverted their genuine aspirations for change. The old guard are back in power even after tens of thousands of people protested for months.

Islamic Movement

Gazing into the Crescent crystal ball for 2016

Zafar Bangash

What socio-political issues are likely to dominate the year 2016? ICIT director provides some pointers and food for thought.

Letters To The Editor

Disturbing facts about Erdogan

Ahmet Bayrakdar

Reader Ahmet Bayrakdar expresses deep concerns about Erdogan’s policies in Turkey.

Letters To The Editor

Attacks in Paris and California

Samira Butt

Why is there always a military drill when ‘terrorist’ attacks occur? Letter writer Samira Butt also questions the official narrative of the San Bernardina attacks.

Letters To The Editor

Bye bye, Bani Saud?

Shahid Qadri

Are the Bani Saud coming to the end of their tortuous existence? Muslims need to work to liberate the Arabian Peninsula from their clutches.

Letters To The Editor

Muslim unity

Askia Wajd

Every Muslim group wants unity on its terms, writes a new Muslim making this perceptive observation.

Letters To The Editor

Racist Modi

Rajkumar Bhagat

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be welcomed in western capitals but his policies are based on racism and caste divisions in India.

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