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Crescent International Vol. 49, No. 4

Main Stories

Spy Chief and British Citizen is Iraq’s New Prime Minister!

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Iraq’s new Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi seems to be a man for all seasons. As Iraq’s former spy chief, he has cultivated close links with many unsavory characters that appear to have paid off by elevating him into the prime ministerial seat in Baghdad.

Main Stories

Trump, Netanyahu Collude to Grab More Palestinian Land

Ayman Ahmed

Donald Trump has given the greenlight to Benjamin Netanyahu’s theft of more Palestinian land as if the ill-mannered American owns it. Informed observers have warned of dire consequences.


Education is Not Received, It is Achieved

Abu Dharr

Tackling on the sensitive issue of hadith compilation, Abu Dharr posits that any hadith that contradicts the Qur’an must be rejected. The noble Messenger (pbuh) who taught us the Qur’an could never go against its teachings. There is need to sift such hadiths.


Indian Colonization of Jammu & Kashmir

Zafar Bangash

India’s colonization of Kashmir is not only illegal, it is also fraught with grave danger. Kashmiris of all political persuasions have denounced India’s latest moves to colonize the state and bring in Hindu settlers to take over the land.

News & Analysis

US Pushing for Extension of Iran Arms Embargo under A Deal It Repudiated!

Waseem Shehzad

The Trump regime wants to have it both ways. It repudiated the nuclear deal with Iran yet wants to use its provisions to push for continued sanctions against Iran. Other signatories of the JCPOA as well as members of the Security Council are not enthused by Trump’s antics.

News & Analysis

Is The End Nigh for MbS and The Bani Saud?

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

It is difficult to sympathize with Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) whose erratic policies have brought the medieval kingdom to the brink of collapse. Will a combination of the pandemic, low oil prices and MbS’ idiotic policies banish the Bani Saud?


Imam Khomeini’s Struggle Against Imperialism and Zionism


Emerging from the roots of Islam, Imam Khomeini (ra) whose thirty-first anniversary falls on June 3, understood the nature of imperialism and zionism better than Western-educated Muslims. It was his complete faith in Allah that enabled him to bring about the Islamic revolution in Iran.

Special Reports

Post-Lockdown Economics

Maksud Djavadov

Given that trillions of dollars have been pumped into Western economies because of the pandemic, it will be difficult to argue after the lockdown is eased that money is not available for social and health programs to help the poor.

News & Analysis

Coronavirus Launches 4G/5G War on China

Kevin Barrett

Is the US itching for war with China because the latter is making huge economic progress that will leave the US far behind? There is a long history of the US’ false accusations to convince the American public to support wars against perceived enemies.

News & Analysis

Adhan in Ramadan: Islamophobes Conjure up Mythical Fears!

Hayy Yaqzan

Islamophobes--Muslims and non-Muslims--come in all colours, sizes and shapes. Their latest target was the permission for Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, at Maghrib time since all mosques in Canada are under lockdown due to COVID-19. "Muslims are taking over," they screamed!

News & Analysis

Will COVID Crisis Prolong US Hegemony, or End It?

Kevin Barrett

The US economy has been badly affected by COVID-19 (some analysts have said it was already in the dumps before the virus outbreak). Will it end US global hegemony or prolong it? The jury is still out on this.

Special Reports

Syria, the Daily Beast and Crude Propaganda

Akhmet Makhmoudov

After reading critical comments in some Russian media outlets about government of Bashar al-Asad in Syria, Western media speculated that Moscow wants to get rid of him. This is based on the assumption that the Russian media takes orders from the Kremlin. It doesn’t.

Special Reports

Israel’s Short-term Gain will Turn into Long-term Loss

Khadijah Ali

Outwardly it may appear that Israel will grab more Palestinian land, in the long-run it will prove disadvantageous. No Palestinian will be able to make a deal with the Zionists in future. The Palestinian Authority’s failure proves this spectacularly.

Special Reports

“Opposition” Parties in the Muslim World: The Case of Turkey

Tahir Mustafa

MHP: Turkey’s friendly opposition that is used by the establishment to push certain policies

Special Reports

The World after COVID-19

Brecht Jonkers

The balance of power is likely to shift away from the West toward Asia in the aftermath of the pandemic. This is based on how Asian countries have dealt with pandemic compared to Western countries.

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