Daily News Analysis

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Sincere greetings of Eid al-Fitr, with a heavy heart!
by crescent-online.net

July, 2014
Muslims in North America, and those in the southern hemisphere celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Monday July 28. In the rest of the Muslim world, except Saudi Arabia and its satellites, Eid would be celebrated tomorrow, Tuesday July 29.

Main Stories

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Meet al-Baghdadi, America's newest "poster boy"
by Yusuf Dhia-Allah

July, 2014
The world has a new poster boy in al-Baghdadi. Some naive Muslims will be taken in by his brandishing a kalishnakov instead of the sword but it is important to look deeper. Emotional outbursts are no substitute for clear analysis and understanding.

Opinion

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How to establish the Khilafah
by Zafar Bangash

July, 2014
With the bursting of the takfiri group, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) on the scene and their declaration of the Khilafah, it is important to understand this phenomenon through the Seerah of the noble Messenger (saws).

Editorials

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Significance of Quds Day rallies
by Zafar Bangash

July, 2014
Every year, al-Quds rallies are held worldwide on the last Friday of Ramadan. They are important because they remind the Muslims as well as non-Muslims that the first qibla of Muslims remains under alien occupation. Its liberation is the responsibility of every Muslim.

News & Analysis

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ISIS: have guns will fight, even in Saudi Arabia?
by Zafar Bangash

July, 2014
The Saudis may have created a monster that is likely to bite them as well. Should the ISIS invade Saudi Arabia, it will be a fight of a lifetime. Muslims will have a ringside view of a blood-curdling duel between ideological twins.

İslamic Movement

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Masjid al-Aqsa in Islamic history
by Zafar Bangash

July, 2014
Masjid al-Aqsa has a rich history. It is intimately linked with Prophetic history, not of one but numerous prophets. It was first built by the Prophet Ibrahim (as) years after he built the Ka‘aba with his first son Ismail (as). Muslims have always been its true custodians despite illegal Zionist encroachments.

Special Reports

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Obama’s unfulfilled executive order on Gitmo
by Tahir Mahmoud

July, 2014
Five years after promising to shut down the torture camp at the illegally-occupied Cuban island of Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), it remains open. In fact, there are plans to expand the gulag. The American regime acts as an outlaw.

Editor's Desk

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Libya’s ‘elections’ fail to attract voters

July, 2014
Parliamentary elections were held in Libya on June 25 but few people bothered to cast ballot. They had more weighty things on their mind: the growing security problem, lack of food and fuel and total chaos that has gripped the country since the US-Nato alliance “liberated” it from the clutches of Colonel Qaddafi.

Letters To The Editor

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El-Sisi’s crimes in Egypt

July, 2014
General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, after declaring himself president through a farcical election in which less than 10 percent of the people bothered to vote, has intensified the reign of terror against enemies—real and perceived. The ever-pliant judges are with him.