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Rabi' al-Thani, 14372016-02-01

Crescent International Vol. 44, No. 12

Editor's Desk

Global inequalities sharpen as rich get richer

Editor

It is incredible that the 62 richest people in the world own as much wealth as half of the world’s population; that is 3.5 billion people. This half (3.5 billion) experienced 41 percent decline in their wealth while the rich increased theirs by 44 percent. Is this fair or tolerable?

Opinion

Dangers of sectarianism

Zafar Bangash

As if bad governance, gross inequalities and mismanagement were not enough, there are some regimes that are deliberately promoting sectarianism to divide the Muslims.

Opinion

Glorious anniversary of the Islamic Revolution!

Abu Dharr

Amid all the doom and gloom, there is one country—Islamic Iran—that stands out as a beacon of hope for the oppressed Muslims, indeed all oppressed people. The Islamic State has entered its 38th year.

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Opinion

Despotism silencing intellectuals and scholars

Catherine Shakdam

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan has gone berserk over criticism of his anti-Kurd policy. He has lashed out at intellectuals and scholars displaying his authoritarian streak.

Editorials

Hamas’ dilemma: resistance or surrender?

Zafar Bangash

Islamic resistance movements operate under very difficult conditions but they must be careful about who they choose as “friends”. Hamas seems to be drifting toward the Saudis that will certainly result in disaster.

Editorials

OIC: an irrelevant laughing stock

Zafar Bangash

Much of the Muslim world is mired in serious problems. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an accurate reflection of the pathetic state of the Ummah as was evident from an “emergency” meeting it held on January 21 at the behest of the Saudis.

Main Stories

The dying gasps of Bani Saud

Zafar Bangash

Like Lemmings, the Bani Saud are rushing headlong into the sea toward collective suicide. Few would miss these savages from the desert caves of Najd.

News & Analysis

Shaykh al-Nimr and the Washington factor

Tahir Mahmoud

The Saudi execution of Shaykh al-Nimr was bound to revoke strong reaction. This is precisely what the US wanted: to set the region on fire as it retreats so that nobody would be able to control it.

News & Analysis

Folding the takfiri project in Syria, one village at a time

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

The Syrian army and pro-government militias are making steady progress against the takfiris driving them out of many important areas. This has been possible because Russia has been bombing the takfiris strongholds causing massive damage.

News & Analysis

Failure of the Ikhwan in Egypt

Ayman Ahmed

The oldest contemporary Islamic movement—the Ikhwan al-Muslimoon—in Egypt is expected to display much better understanding and greater maturity but unfortunately their conduct has led to the disaster they faced.

News & Analysis

Elections generate great excitement in Iran

Waseem Shehzad

Two crucial elections are scheduled for this month in the Islamic Republic: for the Majlis and the Assembly of Experts. There is immense excitement about both.

News & Analysis

VIP culture leading Pakistan to disaster

Zia Sarhadi

The culture of entitlement that is so prevalent among the Pakistani elite is leading the country to disaster. Are the elite willing to give up their terrible ways?

News & Analysis

Drones: the ugly war or terror itself?

Harun Yahya

The US drone war on innocent Muslims has caused massive deaths. Unfortunately, most Muslim rulers are complicit in these crimes.

News & Analysis

Iran, Russia, and winds of change in Central Asia

Our Central Asia Correspondent

Change is in the wind in Central Asia and the Caucasus. How Iran and Russia manage their affairs and relations will have profound impact on future developments.

Special Reports

Bani Saud’s atrocious human rights record

Tahir Mustafa

The Bani Saud have unleashed a reign of terror against their own people as well as foreign domestic workers. There is no uniform law that applies to all equally. It is applied at the whim of the judges!

Islamic Movement

Remembering el-Haj Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X)

Khadijah Ali

Malcolm X—real name El Haj Malik Shabazz—arguably the most outstanding Islamic leader in America will not be remembered as Martin Luther King Jr was. The difference is that Malcolm was totally uncompromising with the oppressors. Some memorable quotes of Malcolm X A self-taught man, Malcolm X’s character and qualities can be discerned from his statements.

Islamic Movement

At 37, Islamic Revolution confounds critics

Mohammad Khaku

Surviving for 37 years, Islamic Iran has defied all predictions and has made great strides in all fields of human endeavor. This is a remarkable achievement.

Islamic Movement

Post-nuclear sanctions — Iran vs. imperialism

Tahir Mustafa

While the sanctions have been officially lifted, imperialists and Zionists have not given up on mischief-making. Sabotage of the Islamic Republic will continue in other forms.

Letters To The Editor

Shaykh Zakzaky and Shaykh al-Nimr

Tawfiq al-Sayed

The two sheikhs were targeted because of their opposition to oppressors and exploiters says writer Tawfiq al-Sayed.

Letters To The Editor

Takfiris on the run in Syria

Shahid Ali

Russia’s robust attacks on takfiri strongholds have put them on the run according to Shahid Ali.

Letters To The Editor

Continued suffering of the Afghans

Kamar Gul

The people of Afghanistan continue to suffer says this writer whose name (Kamar Gul) suggests he may be of Afghan origin.

Letters To The Editor

Syrian refugees - Zahra Hussain

Zahra Hussain

Zahra Hussain says Canada’s example in welcoming Syrian refugees puts to shame Arabian regimes like Saudi Arabia.

Letters To The Editor

Israeli rapists

Melissa Brown

There are not only hundreds of Palestinian children in Israeli jails but they also face sexual assault from the depraved Zionists.

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