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Shawwal, 14362015-08-01

Crescent International Vol. 44, No. 6

Editor's Desk

Quds rally and Zionist tribal warfare in Canada

Crescent International

Toronto has the distinction of holding the largest Quds Day rally in North America. Toronto’s rallies are attended not only by Muslims but also fair-minded, justice-seeking Christians, Jews, and members of other faiths.

Opinion

Posts, power, and legitimacy

Zafar Bangash

There is a common misconception among people that leads them to assume that just because a person holds a certain position of authority or office, that he/she automatically has legitimacy.

Opinion

The nuclear club of nations vs. Islamic Iran: the clock is ticking!

Abu Dharr

It is premature to pass a final judgment on the agreement that was signed on July 14 in Europe (not in any Muslim country) between a nuclear club of nations on one side and a non-nuclear Islamic Iran on the other.

Opinion

Understanding the Islamic revolutionary movement

Catherine Shakdam

Never since the destruction of the Ottoman Sultanate at the end of the First World War has the Muslim East and North Africa region (MENA) witnessed such radical changes in its religious, social, economic, and political map.

Editorials

Implications of the Iran nuclear deal

Zafar Bangash

It has been described as “breathtaking,” “game changer,” and a “new chapter in in-ternational relations.” It is all these and more. Some comments about the process and content of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries are in order before we discuss its implementation procedure and the broader implications.

Editorials

Zionist crimes against Palestinian children

Zafar Bangash

The moment Zionist crimes against the Palestinians are mentioned, their apologists immediately trot out the anti-Semitism charge. It has become tedious to argue that it is not anti-Semitism but a reflection of the grim reality the Palestinians face on a daily basis.

Main Stories

Global seismic changes follow Iran deal

Tahir Mustafa

Whether the deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 group of coun-tries holds will depend largely on the conduct of the US.

News & Analysis

Saudis block humanitarian aid in bid to starve Yemen

Catherine Shakdam

While battles continue to rage across Yemen, the Najdi Bedouins in control of the Arabian Peninsula are scrambling for new ways to exert pressure on the Yemeni people.

News & Analysis

The odd couple: Erdogan and Najdi Bedouins

Zafar Bangash

Politics makes for strange bedfellows but the alliance between Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan and the Najdi Bedouins occupying the Arabian Peninsula is even stranger than fiction. Here is a quick checklist of facts.

News & Analysis

Protecting the Haramayn from the takfiris

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

It can no longer be denied that one of the main unintended consequences of the US instigated chaos in the Muslim East (aka the Middle East) is going to be the destabilization of “Saudi” Arabia.

News & Analysis

Creating Sodom and Gomerica in Africa

Adamu Adamu

Last month, th US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that the US Government would seek to “press” Nigeria to repeal the law against same-sex marriage enacted by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s government in January 2014.

News & Analysis

Rising tension between India and Pakistan

Waseem Shehzad

The heat wave sweeping the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent has led to soaring tempera-tures in more areas than one. It has killed a lot of people because of lack of water causing heat stroke.

News & Analysis

Challenges facing Tajikistan’s Islamic movement

Our Eurasia Correspondent

In our reporting of various regions especially in Central Asia, we have always identified Tajikistan as a special place in the former Soviet Union (FSU) where an Islamic socio-political movement could establish a viable governing system.

Special Reports

Yemen: the Saudi “lebensraum”

Hanan al-Harazi, Vanessa Beeley

“Yemeni people are not bad people, they are good people. They want to be respected; they want their sovereignty to be respected. We did not wage war, it was imposed upon us. Our issue was an internal one and it would have been sorted out internally.” –Yemeni refugee Hanan al-Harazi

Special Reports

Egypt’s women under siege: pre and post-revolution gender inequality and abuse

Vanessa Beeley

“It is a shameful state we have created where a victim chooses to en-dure the pain and suffering, silenced by fear that judgment will come before justice.” –Aysha Taryam

Book Review

Critical look at the Charlie Hebdo affair

Eric Walberg

Eric Walberg reviews We Are Not Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11 by Kevin Barrett (editor), published in 2015 by Sifting and Winnowing Books, P.O. Box 221, Lone Rock, Winconsin, USA (Pbk: $20).

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Letters To The Editor

Shocking facts about DU

Name withheld upon request

I was shocked to read details about the effect of depleted uranium (DU) on people, especially children, in Iraq (Crescent International, July 2015). The increase in cancer rates in Iraq from 40 per 100,000 in 1991 to at least 1,600 per 100,000 in 2005 is truly alarming. “This is an increase of 4,000% over a 25-year period,” as your report points out. Not surprisingly, there is seldom any mention of these facts in the Western corporate media.

Letters To The Editor

Exposing the cabal of neo-Ahzab

Jamaluddin Alvi

Thank you for alerting the Ummah to the emergence of the neo-Ahzab. Many Mus-lims are confused about the true nature of Bani Saud. They confuse the sacredness of Makkah and Madinah with the rulers and think that just as they must show complete respect for the two holy cities that have been declared as Harams (sacred), this respect must be extended to the rulers as well.

Letters To The Editor

The killing fields of Yemen

Mariam al-Audha

The number of Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi bombing raids is very high. Innocent people are being killed while most countries in the world remain silent.

Letters To The Editor

Quds Day rally

Shaukat Mahmood

It was my first year attending the Quds Day rally in Toronto. Despite the hot weather and Ramadan, the participants’ enthusiasm was very high.

Letters To The Editor

Doomed House!

Ahmed P Randall

I recently got a copy of the book, Doomed Kingdom of the House of Saud by Brother Zafar Bangash.

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