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Sha'ban, 14362015-06-01

Crescent International Vol. 44, No. 4

Main Stories

Sinking feeling in Riyadh over Yemen failure

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Killing a lot of civilians and destroying much of Yemen’s infrastructure does not amount to a “Saudi” victory. What would the Najdi Bedouins do now?

Main Stories

GCC dictators return empty-handed from US

Waseem Shehzad

Hoping for a security agreement, the GCC dictators returned empty-handed from Washington except for promises of more killing toys that they can use against fellow Muslims but not Zionist Israel.


International bodies as tools of imperialism

Zafar Bangash

There is nothing “international” about bodies like the UN, World Bank, IMF, IAEA etc. These are all tools in the hands of imperialist powers.


OIC summit: theatre of the absurd

Zafar Bangash

The OIC is the butt of many jokes but it surpassed even its own absurd existence when the Kuwaitis host called for confronting the threat of terrorism and extremism while financing both in conjunction with their Bedouin cousins from Najd.


Engaging the noble Book in Ramadan

Zafar Bangash

Muslims prepare to welcome Ramadan and engage the noble Qur’an. The ICIT offers a meaningful engagement through its Digital Library: www:icit-digital.org

News & Analysis

AKP to face first test “without Erdogan”

Ahmet Aslan

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan has alienated many Turks by his extravagant lifestyle and massive corruption of his family and cronies. The June 7 election will prove an important test for his hold on power.

News & Analysis

Pakistan needs coherent policy to fight terrorism

Zia Sarhadi

If Pakistan is serious about confronting and eliminating terrorism, then it must adopt a coherent policy starting with the Sharif brothers withdrawing their support of terrorist outfits.

News & Analysis

Iran nuclear deal: Can the US/West be trusted?

Tahir Mustafa

Despite the framework agreement that outlines the guidelines, the West led by the US is introducing new demands into the negotiations such as inspection of Iran’s military sites and interview of nuclear scientists. These could derail the talks.

News & Analysis

Tech reps talk about limits of PATRIOT Act

Ayesha Alam

Can the US military-industrial-banking complex’s appetite for total control of citizenry be limited now that the Patriot Act is up for review? It would be wrong to hold much hope.

Islamic Movement

Crescent International at 44: Who are we?

Our Own Correspondent

One of our correspondents shares his experiences of working with the Crescent International and what it has contributed to creating awareness about regional as well as global issues. After writing for ICIT’s publication, Crescent International, since 2009, one of our journalists decided to share his understanding and experience of working with the oldest surviving Islamic publication on current affairs.

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The Imam’s impact on global politics

Zafar Bangash

Imam Khomeini, who left this earthly abode and joined heavenly company on June 3, 1989, has had a profound impact on global politics. The Islamic Republic’s success in withstanding the global conspiracy of kufr and nifaq for more than 36 years is testimony to its strong Islamic roots.

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How to lead the people fairly and justly

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib

Governor-elect of Kaduna State (Nigeria), Nasir el-Rufei reminds us about the important letter Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra) wrote to Malik Ashtar outlining the attributes of a just and fair leader.

Special Reports

What post-conflict Syria can learn from Lebanon

A Contributor from Toronto

Sectarianism was never a major factor in the Syrians’ identity. It is being thrust upon it with the rise of Daesh and other terrorist outfits, instigated by the Najdi Bedouins and their tribal allies.

Editor's Desk

Western regimes oppose nuclear-free Muslim East


While drum beating about Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons program, Western regimes hypocritically refuse to make the Muslim East a nuclear-free zone because the Zionist regime possesses hundreds of weapons.

Letters To The Editor

Syrian rebels are Zionist agents

Mahmoud Syed

By their conduct and interactions, “Syrian” rebels have confirmed that they are agents of Zionism, imperialism and Wahhabism.

Letters To The Editor

Message to the citizens of Arabia

Mohammed H. Siddiq

A native-born of Arabia tells his people not to celebrate corrupt rulers that have no legitimacy.

Letters To The Editor

“Arab” army to the rescue?

Abdullah McGuire

Arabian rulers are strong on rhetoric but they lack competence. The idea of an “Arab” army is still-born because there are different groups vying for their own interests.

Letters To The Editor


Ayman Abul Kheir

Arabian rulers are a disgrace for Islam and Muslims. They must be removed from power to wipe out this blot.

Letters To The Editor

India’s poor

Suriya Qureshi

Is it true that India is a rising economic power? Consider this: there are 195 million people living in absolute poverty, about one-fifth of all humanity.

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