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Jumada' al-Akhirah, 14382017-03-01

Crescent International Vol. 46, No. 1

Main Stories

Thank you, Donald Trump!

Ronald Grundy

By electing the worst specimen among them—Donald Trump as president—the American people have exposed their true nature for which the world thanks them!

News & Analysis

Muslim on the outside, Zionist/Imperialist on the inside

Abu Dharr

The Arabian rulers have exposed themselves by their unrelenting hostility towards the Islamic Republic when they should have embraced it. These hypocrites put on the appearance of being Muslims but are in reality stooges of Zionism and imperialism.

Islamic Movement

The Rahbar exposes US Hypocrisy

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

Addressing Air Force officers on 2-7-2017 commemorating the historic pledge of allegiance by air force officers given to Imam Khomeini 38 years ago, the Rahbar ex-posed the true nature of the US. He also took to task the new American president who has been taking potshots at the Islamic Republic of Iran.

News & Analysis

Slow progress in Syria talks led by UN

Tahir Mustafa

The UN-brokered talks in Geneva made little progress because the opposition groups have not fully reconciled to the ground realities following the defeat of the terrorists in Aleppo. Their foreign sponsors do not want peace in Syria.

News & Analysis

Destruction and Death stalk Yemen

Khadijah Ali

More than 12,000 people have been killed in Yemen, most of them civilians, by the Saudi-led war. Damage to infrastructure is also immense. By attacking Yemen, the Bani Saud may have dug their own grave.


New Hamas leadership to renew resistance


Hamas’ new leader in Gaza, Yahya al-Sinwar is a veteran of armed resistance and has spent many decades in Israeli dungeons. Under his leadership, the resistance front is expected to be re-activated after a period of quietude.

Editor's Desk

Crescent International’s new milestone


With its new outlook more in keeping with contemporary times, the Crescent International has taken another step on its long and often difficult journey. But there will be no compromise in its bold and cutting edge analysis.


Canadian Islamophobes

Zafar Bangash

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Quebec City mosque in which six Muslims were murdered in cold blood, it was expected that the right-wing bigots and their bootlickers would tone down their anti-Islamic rhetoric. Instead they have intensified their attacks.


China and Iran in US crosshairs


The Trump regime’s policy of courting Russia is designed to de-link it from China and Iran, two countries being targeted by the US. Will it succeed?

Main Stories

Reasons for Trump’s anti-Iran animus

Zafar Bangash

At the root of the US’ unremitting hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran is the success of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, its ability to withstand a raft of sanctions and now, its decision to abandon the dollar.

News & Analysis

US, UK to “save” Gulf potentates, again

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

The imperialists and their sidekicks first create a crisis to frighten the Arabian potentates in the Persian Gulf and then come with offers to sell them weapons that the latter cannot use.

Special Reports

Pakistan: the landof contrasts

Zafar Bangash

Despite its immense potential, corruption, environmental pollution and religious divisions are tearing the country’s social and political fabric.

Special Reports

Necessity of local Muslim engagement

Maksud Djavadov

Muslims living as minorities in the West have an obligation to become engaged in local issues of justice and equality even while struggling for their rights.

Book Review

Kazakhstan’s history and great thinkers

Dmitry Shlapentokh

Kazakhstan may appear insignificant on the global chessboard but it offers important lessons for national identity for people in the entire Central Asian region and beyond.

Main Stories

Is there a method to Trump’s madness?

Waseem Shehzad

Is Trump truly ignorant, is he deliberately acting mad or is he mentally unhinged? We look at the options.

Letters To The Editor

US’ chronic meddling

Mohammad Khaku

The US is a habitual meddler in others’ affairs so it has not right to complain about allegations of Russian manipulation of the last election, writes Mohamed Khaku.

Letters To The Editor

Rich and poor

Shamim Kausar

Poverty is deliberately engineered because of unfair trade and financial practices, according to Shamim Kausar.

Letters To The Editor

Bani Saud not immune

Mohammed H. Siddiq

The Bani Saud may think they are unique but people in the Arabian Peninsula are beginning to speak out and demand change, writes a native son, Mohammed Siddiq.

Letters To The Editor

Out with the UN!

Shakir Butt

It is time to abolish the UN; it has not solved a single problem facing the world, according to Shakir Butt.

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