If Donald Trump thought he would appear macho by assassinating General Soleimani, he has made a big mistake. The martyred revolutionary commander has become an even bigger figure in death than he was when alive.
Eight million Kashmiris live under Indian occupation where India impose a total lockdown last August while four million live in Azad (Free) Kashmir (AJK) on the Pakistani side. There are also 40,000 Kashmiri refugees in AJK that had fled Indian military terror in 1989-1990. They have not seen loved ones ever since.
While Shia-Sunni unity is essential for Muslims’ survival, there are some people in Islamic Iran that seem to be pursuing a sectarian agenda creating divisions. Abu Dharr, a sincere Muslim revolutionary, opens his heart to the Rahbar, Imam Khamenei about this troubling situation.
The short-term trade agreement between the US and China is not likely to end the crisis any time soon. In fact, it is not a trade agreement at all; only a stop-gap measure.
Millions of Iraqis, setting aside political differences, joined hands in a peaceful rally in Baghdad on January 17 to demand the ouster of all US forces from the country.
By assassinating General Qassem Soleimani, Donald Trump violated international law and committed a war crime. For this, he would be liable to capital punishment under the Nuremberg Law.
Narendra Modi and his fascist followers are hell-bent on turning India into an exclusive Hindu state with no room for other religious groups. Their first target India’s 200 million Muslims but it will not end there. Modi’s racist policies have aroused Indians from a broad cross-section challenging its slide into absolute fascism.
There have been many false starts about peace in Afghanistan but there may be guarded optimism this time that may be, just maybe, there will be peace. The next few weeks will tell but unless there is actual peace, it is prudent to be cautious.
Starting with our next issue, we are introducing two changes: Crescent International is going fully digital, and fresh blood is being brought in as part of the Editorial Board.
Some Muslims have described Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes on two American bases in Iraq as not sufficiently strong because no American soldier was killed. Iran’s missiles were not intended to kill but to send a message that no US military bases or its allies and puppets’ assets in the region are safe from Irani strikes.
The Ukrainian airliner mistakenly shot down by Iran on January 8 is being exploited by some quarters for political purposes. This is both shocking and disturbing.
True to their devious nature, Western media outlets have indulged in customary disinformation pertaining to the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani. It was a war crime and must be condemned as such.
Twitter and Instagram are on a rampage censoring points of view critical of the American narrative. People expressing sympathy for Iranian General Soleimani who was murdered in cold blood by the US are being blocked and censored.
Social media platforms have gone into overdrive to censor any news that negates the official US narrative. Google removed Press TV that has 28,000 followers, from YouTube. One wonders why are they so afraid of the truth?
Resistance and revolution are definitely in the air, not only in Iran and Iraq but everywhere the heart beats for peace and justice.
Turkey has come to the aid of the internationally-recognized government of Libya. It has also announced plans to explore gas in the Eastern Mediterranean. Should Turkey succeed in shoring up the government in Tripoli, it could pose a threat to the regime in Egypt.
Turkey and Azerbaijan announced completion of the gas pipeline from the Caspian Sea to Western Europe bypassing Russia but it did not sit well with Moscow. There will be repercussions for the Central Asian republics if they cross Russia’s path.
Tim Anderson’s book, The Axis of Resistance, falls somewhat short of taking a clearer view of the reality on the ground. Eric Walberg takes us through the Middle East’s complex maze…
India’s anti-Muslim policies have received some media attention but Sri Lanka’s Islamophobia has been a blind spot. We look a little closer to find out what is underway in the island state.
Even a cursory glance at the Muslim world would show that it is beset with many problems. From mass poverty amid pockets of obscene affluence to chaotic traffic and gross mismanagement coupled with widespread corruption characterize most Muslim societies.
Lebanon is in turmoil. There have been angry protests against the Lebanese government and the corrupt ruling class in which hundreds of people have been injured.