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Dhu al-Hijjah, 14422021-08-01

Crescent International Vol. 50, No. 6

Main Stories

Gloomy Projections for Afghanistan Not Based on Reality

Zia Sarhadi

Will Afghanistan descend into civil war? This is what the doomsayers are projecting but the manner in which the Taliban have conducted themselves so far gives hope that fighting, if any, will not be large scale and the resistance group would be able to control it.

Main Stories

Graveyard of Empires

Eric S. Margolis

One of the best-informed Western journalists and authors, Eric Margolis gives his analysis of the situation in Afghanistan. Unlike many other so-called experts, he went to Afghanistan in the 1980s and actually participated in fighting against the Soviets.


Facilitating peace in Afghanistan


Unlike distant powers, Afghanistan’s neighbours, especially Pakistan, Iran, China and Russia have a huge stake in a stable and peaceful country. They should assist the Afghans to come to a suitable arrangement in which all ethnic groups are represented and do not feel alienated.


Nuclear states and Nuclear Lepers

Zafar Bangash

Nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction. The US is the only country in the world to have used them but twice against Japan in the Second World War. It has now appointed itself the world’s policeman to determine who can and cannot possess such weapons.


To Avoid Criticism, Do Nothing, Say Nothing, Be Nothing

Abu Dharr

Abu Dharr continues his review of hadiths, true and made-up or misinterpreted, so that Muslims would have a better understanding of this vital subject that has often been used for partisan point-scoring.

News & Analysis

Hijab Ban Exposes Limits of EU Liberalism

Brecht Jonkers

The West in general and the European Union in particular take pride in their liberalism, freedom of expression and dress yet when it comes to Muslims, especially Muslim women, all such freedoms evaporate.

News & Analysis

America’s Agents in Pakistan Upset over Base Refusal

Waseem Shehzad

America has an army of paid agents in Pakistan. These people cannot imagine life without American patronage and approval. They want every Pakistani to say, “how high sir” when the US says jump. These agents are upset because Imran Khan refused military bases to the US.

News & Analysis

Kashmiris on the Verge of Being Swamped by Hindu Settler Colonialists

Tahir Mahmoud

Since the Hindu fascist regime led by Narendra Modi in India abrogated Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August 2019, the Kashmiris’ plight has turned grim. While they are struggling to survive on a day-to-day basis, Hindu settler colonialists are flooding the state to take over.

News & Analysis

MKO: The West’s Favourite Terrorist Cult

Tahir Mustafa

The West uses the terrorist label against anyone or any group that opposes its hegemonic policies. Groups that actually indulge in terrorism but serve the West’s agenda are taken off this list. The terrorist outfit, MKO is the West’s favourite terrorist and patronized by it.

News & Analysis

Saudization of Work Force Not Making Much Headway

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Saudization has long been touted as a policy to replace expatriate workers with the Saudis. Given the Saudis’ laziness and incompetence, the policy is not making much headway. The only thing the regime has achieved is the expulsion of expatriates without any Saudis replacing them.

News & Analysis

America’s Unrepentant War Criminals

Waseem Shehzad

The neo-cons may be less visible today but they are not inactive. Their disastrous policies have inflicted colossal losses on the US economy but they remain unrepentant. They continue to plow ahead with their evil policies causing immense harm to people in distant lands.

Letters To The Editor

Amreekan Hypocrisy

Will Trippet

Long-time Crescent International reader points to the mountains of debt the US, and therefore, the American people, are being crushed under. The US does not have the ability to pay its debt.

News & Analysis

Afghanistan After the US Occupation

Tahir Mahmoud

Why the US and its Nato allies will continue to look for pretexts to continue interference in Afghanistan and why they will fail.

News & Analysis

Once They Came for Our Children. So, Should We Torch Their Churches?

John Andrew Morrow

The recent discovery of thousands of graves of indigenous children in Canada has led to the burning of churches. This is not the way to seek redress and reconciliation.

Book Review

Imam Khomeini’s Guidance on Transforming the Educational System in Iran

Zafar Bangash

The book, Imam Khomeini’s views on Academic Institutions and Academicians, edited by Dr. Hamza Aziz, sheds light on Imam Khomeini’s advice on how to reform the educational system in Muslim societies. It is full of wise exhortations. Muslims would do well to study it carefully.

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