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Crescent International Vol. 50, No. 12

Main Stories

Iran, China, Russia in Strategic Alliance to Neutralize US

Zafar Bangash

Almost back-to-back meetings between Iranian officials and their Chinese and Russian counterparts provide a solid foundation for confronting US and its allies’ belligerence, threats and sanctions. There is a convergence of views on neutralizing Washington’s destructive policies

Main Stories

Iran’s Achievements Since the 1979 Revolution: Islam as a Source and Stimulant of Knowledge

Kevin Barrett

This month, Iran celebrates 43 years of the Islamic Revolution. Despite a vicious campaign of assassinations, sabotage, an Iraqi-imposed war and illegal sanctions by the US, Islamic Iran has taken great strides in all fields including science, stem-cell research and space.


Pandemic Turns Billionaires into Trillionaires!


During the pandemic at least 160 million people have fallen into poverty but the billionaire class, all of them Americans except one, have increased their wealth and have turned into trillionaires. This is not the result of being smart; they manipulate the system to their advantage.


Dealing with India’s Hindutva Problem

Zafar Bangash

Hindutva ideology (not to be confused with Hindu religion) is based on hatred and violence. Its ideologues openly call for genocide of Muslims. To deal with this hate-filled ideology, India needs to undergo some geographical surgery. India is an artificial state and such changes would usher peace in the region.


Absence of Malice

Abu Dharr

The meeting convened by the Ansar at Saqifah immediately after the Prophet (pbuh) joined Heavenly company was not based on malice. The meeting led to the appointment of Abu Bakr as Khalifah of the Muslims to avert chaos. Unfortunately, sectarians (both Sunnis and Shi‘is) have turned this into a contentious issue. It shouldn’t be.

News & Analysis

With War’s End in Sight, Iran and Syria Move Toward Closer Economic Cooperation

Ayman Ahmed

The takfiri terrorists have been confined to pockets in Idlib province after 11 years of war. Iran and Syria have moved quickly to the reconstruction phase of Syria’s badly damaged infrastructure in which Islamic Iran will play a major role. This development belies the propaganda that Syria no longer wants Iran’s help.

News & Analysis

India’s Dangerous Myths and Superstitions

Khurshid Alam

Hindutva ideologues make fantastic claims about their country’s advances in science, technology, spaceships and aircraft thousands of years ago. One wonders where did all these inventions disappear to and India has hundreds of millions of paupers and beggars.

News & Analysis

Is MbS’ Ascension to the Saudi Throne Assured?

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

While Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman (MbS) has used brutal methods including killings, imprisonment and torture to eliminate all rivals (real and imagined), to grab power, his ascension to the Saudi throne is not guaranteed. There are other contenders that are likely to challenge him.

News & Analysis

43rd Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran

Mohammed Khaku

As in previous years, millions of Iranians all across the country will participate in the Deh-e Fajr celebrations that begin on February 1 and culminate on February 11. The biggest celebrations are held in Tehran.

News & Analysis

Global Opposition to War Criminal Blair’s Knighthood

Waseem Shehzad

The announcement that former British prime minister Tony Blair would be knighted in the New Year’s honors list aroused worldwide loathing and disgust. More than one million people signed a petition demanding this war criminal not be knighted. He was instrumental in unleashing the war on Iraq in 2003.

News & Analysis

Zionist Entity: The Abnormal State

Ayman Ahmed

There is nothing natural about the Zionist state of Israel. It is established on stolen land (of Palestinians) by settler colonialists from Europe, Russia and North America. Its ideology is racist and unlike other states, it has no defined borders, pointing to its expansionist nature.

News & Analysis

Valiant Yemeni Resistance to Saudi-Emirati Aggression

Brecht Jonkers

The Yemeni resistance has shown remarkable resilience in the face of overwhelming odds and while the aggressors, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, they have failed in their military and political objectives.

News & Analysis

Muslims have Ignored Qur’anic Guidance in COVID Panic

Salina Khan, Ali Salaam

The noble Qur’an provides clear guidance about verification of any news brought by fasiqs (degenerates) yet in the case of Covid, Muslims have ignored this divine advice. While the pandemic is real, how it should be dealt with needs careful assessment. An assortment of opportunists has turned it into a racket.

News & Analysis

Hazards of being a Muslim in the West

Khadijah Ali

Western regimes’ adherence to freedom of speech and democracy are a fraud as the frontal assault on the rights of Muslims in Europe and North America show. The specific target of these attacks are Muslim girls and women that wear the hijab.

News & Analysis

What the Kazakh Uprising Reveals about Central Asian Politics

Akhmet Makhmoudov

While the regimes in Central Asia are autocratic, they can only survive with Russian help. Central Asia also continues to be the soft underbelly of Russia, as it was of the erstwhile Soviet Union and it is here that Nato regime will try to undermine Russia

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