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Muharram, 14392017-10-01

Crescent International Vol. 46, No. 8

Main Stories

Genocide of the Rohingya

Mahboob Alam

As part of a systematic policy, ‘peaceful’ Buddhists in Myanmar are exterminating the Rohingya Muslims but beyond verbal condemnation, few practical steps have been taken by the world to stop the genocide.


Husayns of the world still stand alone

Zafar Bangash

Imam Husayn (ra) sacrificed his life and that of his family for a very important principle: to save Islam from corrupt rulers. Regrettably, like Imam Husayn, today’s Husayns also stand alone in the world.


Saudi Sudais trumps Qatari Qardawi

Abu Dharr

In one of the most bizarre statements to come out of the court clerics of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Rahman al-Sudais said American and Saudi rulers were the pillars of stability and peace in the world. What planet does Sudais live on?


Is Canada a ‘Metis civilization’?

Eric Walberg

First Nations people in Canada, as indeed in the US and Australia have been subjected to genocide by the European colonialists that first set foot on the continent. Today First Nations people are found on reservations living in appalling conditions.

News & Analysis

Hizbullah vs Israel: Cold, not hot war

Tahir Mahmoud

There is growing realization among officials of the colonial settler entity, Zionist Israel, that Hizbullah is a formidable force and taking it on militarily would be suicidal.


Rulers in Muslim countries fail Rohingya Muslims


More than half the Rohingya Muslim population has been ethnically cleansed from Myanmar. The genocidal Buddhists are hell-bent on killing or expelling the rest.

Editor's Desk

Former Ikhwan leader passes away


Dr Mohammed Mahdi Akef, the former Murshid (spiritual guide) of the Ikhwan al Muslimeen, died in an Egyptian hospital where he was moved from prison. Suffering from cancer, the military regime refused to provide him medication. He was 89.


Nuclear lepers


Most people in the world are opposed to nuclear weapons as was evident from the vote in the UN General Assembly last month but the main culprits—the US and Zionist Israel—insist on maintaining their monopoly.

News & Analysis

The looming war between the Bani Saud

Zafar Bangash

Political successions are usually messy affairs, more so in the absence of stable institutions. This is what is happening with the Bani Saud. Infighting and bloodshed among clan members is a distinct possibility.

News & Analysis

Pakistan’s Abbasi surprises many by his UN performance

Waseem Shehzad

Pakistan’s rookie Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi surprised most observers by his calm demeanor, ready wit and firm stand on issues during his maiden appearance at the UN.

News & Analysis

North Korea’s standoff: The emperor has no clothes

Kevin Barrett

The Western corporate media projects North Korean leader Kim Jung un as irrational but the fact is North Korea’s actions are entirely justified keeping in mind the horrendous destruction the US wrought on the Peninsula from 1950-1953.

News & Analysis

Chasing the takfiris out of town

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

The US-Zionist-Saudi-backed takfiri project is being folded up in both Iraq and Syria but these misguided people, set-up by the West, have caused immense damage to Islam and Muslims.

News & Analysis

President Rouhani and American Muslim leaders

Taraneh Tabatabai

Unlike other Muslim leaders, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran met a number of Muslim leaders during his visit to New York. Unfortunately, some guests left their manners outside the door (or perhaps they never had them in the first place).

Islamic Movement

Establishing a culture of Shura

Khalil Abdul-Rahman

Cultivating a culture of shura requires consistent effort as well as an optimum number of people. Any time a consultative group exceeds seven, both the flow of ideas and decision-making become difficult.

Special Reports

Hizbullah’s prowess scares Zionist Israel

Zaakir Ahmed Mayet

Both as a result of its defensive capabilities in the Zionist-imposed war of July 2006 and more recently following its battlefield experiences in Syria, Hizbullah has become a formidable force in the Muslim East. Zionist Israel knows this and is worried.

Special Reports

Rights and wrongs of the Alt-Right

Kevin Barrett

The alt-right, while seeded by many unsavory characters, is not a monolith. It consists of hardcore Islamophobes as well as anti-Zionists. Most Islamophobes are Zionists and Israel-firsters

Letters To The Editor

Indian State terrorism

Humeira Butt

Contrary to its self-projected image of a “nonviolent” country, India under Narendra Modi is a textbook example of a terrorist state. No religious minority is safe in India. Muslims top the list of those targeted by Hindu fascists.

Letters To The Editor

People, not Bani Saud

Ahmed Abdel Kadir

The people of Saudi Arabia are not sheep and Bani Saud should stop treating them as such. There are good and bad people in Saudi Arabia, as everywhere else, but it has now become crystal clear that the vast majority of people in the Arabian Peninsula are fed up with the excesses and treachery of Bani Saud.

Letters To The Editor

Rohingya Muslims

Mehmut Balic

The plight of the Rohingya Muslims once again highlights two points: the sad state of the Muslim Ummah and the failure of Muslim nation-states to safeguard the interests of Muslims.

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