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Ramadan, 14382017-06-01

Crescent International Vol. 46, No. 4

Main Stories

Donald of Arabia!

Zafar Bangash

The Najdi Bedouins paid $400 billion—yes, that is billions with a ‘b’—to the American extortionist as protection money to save their illegitimate hold on power.

News & Analysis

Iranians re-elect Rouhani for second term

Tahir Mahmoud

In a region wracked by mayhem and violence, the people of Iran participated in the 12th presidential election in a calm and peaceful atmosphere returning the incumbent, President Hassan Rouhani to a second term in office.

Opinion

Easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend

Abu Dharr

For Najdi Bedouins, Zionist Jews are their historic cousins and, therefore, bosom pals. Shia Muslims are their enemies and deserve to die!

Opinion

Ramadan and the noble Qur’an

Zafar Bangash

It was in the month of Ramadan that the first few ayat of the majestic Qur’an were revealed to the noble Messenger (saws). Muslims must engage the divine Book in earnest. The Ascendant Qur’an by Imam Muhammad al Asi enables them to do so.

News & Analysis

Bani Saud, Emiratis fight each other in Yemen

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

The Bani Saud and the Emiratis may be allies in their war on Yemen but inside the war-ravaged country, they are backing different factions that are fighting and killing each other.

Opinion

Cholera ravages Yemen even as war rages

Catherine Shakdam

As if the Saudi-imposed war on Yemen was not bad enough, the Yemenis are now being decimated by a cholera epidemic that if not immediately checked, would kill thousands of more innocent people.

Editorials

Ignorant men threaten more wars

Editor

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Muhammad bin Salman has found a real daddy in Donald Trump. Both are warmongers and want to blow up the world.

Editorials

Slow progress in Syria peace talks

Editor

Syrian opposition groups oppose the creation of no-conflict zones in the country even though these would provide much needed food and medicines to the besieged people.

Editor's Desk

Al-Quds, Hamas and Palestinian hunger strikers

Editor

While al-Quds remains under Zionist occupation and 1600 Palestinian prisoners endure 45 days of a hunger strike, Hamas leadership under the influence of Arabian potentates all but abandons the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.

News & Analysis

Bahrain regime nervous about Shaykh ‘Isa verdict

Catherine Shakdam

Even as Bahraini police attacked the house of Shaykh Isa Qassem on May 23 where he is held under house arrest, the regime is nervous because of the Shaykh’s international popularity and profile.

News & Analysis

One Belt, One Road initiative

Zia Sarhadi

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative was launched at a grand conference in Beijing last month. The plan envisages connecting the Eurasia landmass with China, Europe and South East Asia to foster trade and economic progress.

Special Reports

Zionism and Islamophobia

Jamshed Abbas

There is a convergence of interests between Zionism and Islamophobia. The Zionists are behind the hysterical campaign against Muslims.

Special Reports

“Where are the Moderate Muslims?”

John Andrew Morrow

An anti-Islamic Youtube video presented by one Hussein Aboubakr, and promoted by “Prager University”, immediately poses a problem of credibility. Prager is not a university; it is merely a Youtube channel promoted by the right wing radio host, Dennis Prager.

Special Reports

Ramadan regenerates the body’s immune system

Ahmed Motiar

The spiritual benefits of Ramadan are well known but its medical aspects, especially its role in regenerating the body’s immune system is only now becoming apparent.

Special Reports

Tanzania at the crossroads

Zafar Bangash

Tanzania has a rich Islamic history. Made up of the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar—hence the name Tanzania—it has still not shaken off the colonial legacy after more than 50 years of independence.

Book Review

Picking up the Cold-War pieces (Book Review)

Eric Walberg

Andrew Harding traces the life of Mohamud (Tarzan) Nur, son of a shepherd, who grew up in an orphanage to become the mayor of Mogadishu. He is aiming to become the country’s president.

Letters To The Editor

India and Israel

Irfan Ahmed Khan

The deepening relationship between India and Israel leads letter writer Irfan Ahmed Khan to urge Muslim leaders to consider the threat posed by both.

Letters To The Editor

Ivanka’s $100 million!

Julie Clausen

Julie Clausen is surprised at the $100 million gift bestowed by the Saudis and Emiratis on Trump’s daughter Ivanka.

Letters To The Editor

Al-Jubeir’s escapades

Amr al Otaibi

What on earth is the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir up to, accused by wife as being gay, asks Amr al Otaiba.

Letters To The Editor

Turkey’s dictator

Mehmet Ali

During his Washington visit, President Erdogan of Turkey witnessed his body guards beat up protesters outside the Turkish embassy. If they can do this in the US, what would they be doing to opponents in Turkey, asks Mehmet Ali.

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