Muslims in Ethiopia suffer discrimination and alienation

posted May 2012 by Crescent International   Crescent International recently interviewed an Addis Ababa-based Muslim journalist and Islamic activist on the current situation in Ethiopia. Given the oppressive policies of the regime against its people and severe restrictions on freedom of speech, we are withholding his name. Crescent International (CI): How would you characterize the…

Tarek Mehanna and the myth of US free speech

by Tahir Mahmoud Posted May 2012 by Crescent International Dr. Tarek Mehanna, an American-born Muslim citizen, was handed a 17-year-prison sentence by a Boston court on April 12 for no greater “crime” than exercising his First Amendment right to free speech. He did not attack or kill anyone; all he did was express his opinion…

Cheap smart weapons: Rockets galore

by The Economist Posted September 29, 2012 by The Economist   MONEY, as Cicero observed more than two millennia ago, is the sinews of war. That is still true today. But lately, from the American point of view, things have got ridiculous. Guided missiles, in particular, are ludicrously expensive. A Tomahawk cruise missile costs about…

“British gesture at odds with Rights Declaration”

posted October 23, 2012 by The Hindu   Some human rights activists and voluntary organisations in Gujarat have taken strong exception to the British government’s decision to improve ties with Gujarat and encourage industrial investments in the State. In a memorandum submitted to James Bevan, British High Commissioner in Delhi, who paid a courtesy call…