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Jumada' al-Akhirah, 14372016-04-01

Crescent International Vol. 45, No. 2

Editor's Desk

Resistance economy key to Iran’s success – Rahbar


The Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei of Iran has repeatedly drawn attention to the importance of developing a ‘Resistance economy’. This includes reliance on indigenous talent and production to eliminate the need for imports or external support.


The language of imperialism - II

Zafar Bangash

There are two wars going on simultaneously against Muslims: the military war and propaganda war. The imperialists and Zionists not only occupy Muslim lands but they also want to control their minds by manipulating the use of language.


If the Saudis stay, there will be hell to pay

Abu Dharr

Bani Saud have caused havoc in the Muslim world. Their policies have resulted in the killings of hundreds of thousands of innocent people and displacement of millions of others. Their removal has become imperative otherwise Muslims will continue to pay a steep price.


Reclaiming Islam from the fanatics

Zafar Bangash

Fanatics come in all shapes and sizes. There are religious fanatics and then there are secular fanatics. Neither is acceptable. Since Islam has been hijacked by both, it is time for committed Muslims to reclaim it from their clutches.


Palestinians betrayed by their own leaders

Zafar Bangash

There is hardly any sincere person in the world—Muslim or non-Muslim—that does not sympathize with the plight of the long-suffering Palestinians. Their tragedy is that their own leaders have let them down repeatedly.

Main Stories

Dr. Kalim Siddiqui: Muslim intellectual and visionary

Zafar Bangash

April 18 marks the twentieth anniversary of Dr Kalim Siddiqui’s passing away. He was one of the leading intellectuals of the last century blending intellectualism with political activism that created a unique personality.

News & Analysis

Thunder, bravado, and much hot air in the Saudi desert

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

The Saudi regime spends tens of billions on purchasing weapons each year but the Saudi army is so incompetent that it cannot even shoot straight. To hide its impotence, it has resorted to military exercises with other countries to showcase their prowess as its own.

News & Analysis

Reasons for Russia’s withdrawal from Syria

Tahir Mustafa

By announcing withdrawal of the bulk of its forces from Syria, Russia has signaled that it is genuinely interested in seeking a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Syria. It is now for Nato countries to show whether they want peace.

News & Analysis

How low can the Arabians get? Just watch

Tahir Mustafa

The Arab League is not a serious organization; it has never been. Yet at its meeting last month declaring Hizbullah a ‘terrorist’ organization must rank as the lowest point it has fallen to in its miserable existence.

News & Analysis

Desperate Turkey turns toward Iran

Ahmet Aslan

Confronted by total failure in Syria and after years of strained relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey is now seeking better relations with Tehran. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit last month confirms this policy shift.

News & Analysis

Why peace eludes the Afghan people

Zia Sarhadi

Life for the Afghan people has never been easy but having suffered war for nearly four decades, they want some peace and security. These are denied them because of the conflicting interests of external players.

News & Analysis

Washington’s soft “parallel project”

Tahir Mahmoud

Muslims face multiple challenges from foreign imposed wars to gross incompetence and corruption of their rulers. Imperialists and Zionists also continue to secularize Islam and divide Muslims by promoting sectarianism.

News & Analysis

Breakaway faction may spell MQM’s doom

Zia Sarhadi

The shenanigans of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a Karachi-based “political” party, have dominated news in Pakistan for several weeks now. With its leader, Altaf Husain in self-imposed exile in London, England, facing money laundering and murder charges, deep fissures have emerged in the party at home.

Special Reports

New global architecture emerges out of ME chaos

Zafar Bangash

Major changes are underway in global politics as the US-led unipolar world comes to an end. A multipolar world is emerging in which new more robust players are active. Islamic Iran is a central component of this new arrangement.

Islamic Movement

On the edge of history: Dr. Kalim Siddiqui’s Stages of Islamic Revolution

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dr Kalim’s understanding of history went beyond the mere recording of events. He incorporated the understanding of broad trends and movements of social and political change, and the factors that influenced them to derive lessons for the future.

Letters To The Editor

What hope for peace in Syria?

Mohammad Halabi

Peace in Syria requires the abandonment of unrealistic demands and a transparent political process to enable all the people to participate in it.

Letters To The Editor

Time to get rid of Bani Saud

Ahmed ibn Amr al-Otaibi

Without getting rid of the Najdi Bedouins from power in the Arabian Peninsula, the Muslim world is unlikely to see peace or progress.

Letters To The Editor

Need for effective Muslim media

Syed Mukhtar Hashmi

The one area Muslims are really far behind is the media front. There is urgent need for effective independent Muslim media.

Letters To The Editor

Crescent Int’l

Shamshad Siddiqui

The newsmagazine of the Islamic movement offers critical information lacking in other media outlets, says this reader.

Letters To The Editor

Yemenis suffer

Mohammad al-Harazi

This reader appreciates Crescent’s coverage of the Yemenis’ suffering that regrettably has been largely ignored by others.

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