Daily News Analysis

Putin at Moscow’s Grand Mosque opening ceremony
by crescent-online

October, 2015
Mosques have become battlegrounds in more places than one can imagine. In the West, regimes are refusing permission for Muslims to open new mosques. In the US, there were planned protests against mosques in many cities last weekend. They fizzled out when few people showed up. In Russia, meanwhile, a grand mosque was opened in Moscow by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now that is an interesting turnaround.

Main Stories

Hujjaj deaths due to Saudi incompetence
by Zafar Bangash

October, 2015
The Bani Saud have once again shown they are totally incompetent and callous. The horrific deaths of 4,173 pilgrims in Mina on September 24 is proof of their crimes. They should be put on trial for crimes against humanity.


Bani Saud unfit to manage Hajj affairs
by Zafar Bangash

October, 2015
The Saudis cannot be left to manage the affairs of Hajj. They are unfit physically and mentally to discharge this great responsibility. It should be taken over by a group of learned scholars backed by properly trained professionals.


Wars on Syria and Yemen
by Zafar Bangash

October, 2015
With the Muslim world in turmoil, it is easy to forget the wars on Syria and Yemen. The Bani Saud footprint is writ large in both locales.

News & Analysis

Russia changes equation in the Syrian conflict
by Ahmet Aslan

October, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin has served notice that he will not accept the Western engineered war on Syria to overthrow President Bashar al Asad. He has started bombing Western-backed terrorists creating panic in Western capitals.

Special Reports

What role for Muslims in the Canadian elections?
by Tahir Mahmoud

October, 2015
The October 19 federal election is likely to be the most crucial for Muslims in Canada. While no party represents their interests, they have a choice about the least detrimental to their interests.

Editor's Desk

Canada’s murky arms deal with Saudi Arabia

October, 2015
Only one political leader, Tom Mulcair of the NDP, has spoken out against the Conservative government’s $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Muclair, however, is facing pressure from a union at the manufacturing plant that says its members would lost jobs if the deal were cancelled. Jobs are clearly more important than Muslim blood of lives!

Letters To The Editor

New UN Plan to eliminate inequality!

October, 2015
Will the UN plan to eliminate poverty and inequality in 15 years work?