Deception – especially Taqiyya – is part and parcel of Islamic doctrine. All devout Muslims are aware of it and how it may be used to deceive non-Muslims concerning the true nature of Islam
BIRMINGHAM, UK, 23 August 2014
Your humble scribe has written on several occasions over the past few months about Taqiyya – a religiously-sanctioned doctrine of lies and deceit – and how Muslims routinely use it in order to deceive non-Muslims about the true nature of Islam. It is not widely known (although it should be) that Muslims are permitted to lie in order to promote Islam in the eyes of non-Muslims, or to prevent its denigration in the eyes of non-Muslims, even under oath in a British court of law, as your humble scribe can testify to first hand, following his successful acquittal from a charge of Racially Aggravated Harassment in the Birmingham Taqiyya Trial on Tuesday 08 April 2014 for calling the director of Tell Mama UK – one Fiyaz Mughal OBE – “a Mendacious, Grievance-Mongering Taqiyya-Artist”.
One might think that this is bad enough, because the implications for trust between Muslims and non-Muslims in everyday conversations concerning Islam are profound. For example, interfaith outreach between a Jewish rabbi, a Catholic priest and a Muslim imam may be predicated on a certain amount of goodwill on all sides in order to reach a mutually agreeable understanding. But if one realises that the Muslim in such a situation has no interest in extending goodwill, but wishes only to advance the cause of Islam – by subterfuge and sleight-of-hand if necessary – then it becomes obvious that the entire concept of interfaith outreach concerning Islam is a futile exercise.
However, it’s actually even worse than that. For if a Muslim cannot achieve a permissible goal (such as promoting Islam in the eyes of non-Muslims, or preventing its denigration in the eyes of non-Muslims) by telling the truth, then he is actually obliged – not just permitted but divinely commanded – to lie in order to achieve that goal. This is in direct contrast to the moral and ethical values of our Judaeo-Christian civilisation, where lying under any circumstances is considered to be a sin. People do lie, of course, for all sorts of reasons, but they know that they are committing a sin by doing so, and there is never any circumstance under which a lie may be given divine sanction.
Deception in Islam takes various subtle forms – Taqiyya being merely the most commonly quoted form – and this article from the website Islam Watch succinctly defines the differences between Taqiyya, (deceit for the purposes of spreading Islam), Tawriya, (deceit by ambiguity), Kitman (deceit by omission), and Muruna (deceit by the temporary suspension of Sharia). An additional article from the website Islam Exposed touches upon the concepts of Taysir (deceit through facilitation), and Darura (deceit through necessity).
From the Islam Watch article quoted above:
The implications of these highly-honed tactics of deception could be enormous for unassuming Western societies. Twenty years ago, psychologist Paul Ekman wrote an insightful book, “Telling Lies”, which demonstrated that people give off recognizable clues when they are practicing deceit. Their consciences cause them, involuntarily, to sweat or raise their voices or make other recognizable gestures. However, Dr. Ekman’s research was exclusively with people from Western cultures. Muslims, on the other hand, show no discernible signs when they are being deceitful because there is no feeling of guilt. In their minds they are doing exactly what Allah wants them to do to advance Islam. Because any Western person who has raised children knows almost intuitively when someone is lying, so they assume they can do that in all cases. Unfortunately, those same Western people can be easily duped by Islamic deceit because there are no tell-tale signs in the deceiver.
The implications for trust between Muslims and non-Muslims go far beyond interfaith outreach. We have seen in the last few weeks how deception has been used by Hamas in the Israel-Gaza conflict to inflate civilian casualties, to manipulate the media into reporting Israel as being responsible for war crimes, and to present the population of Gaza as innocent victims when in reality they were complicit in electing a terrorist government whose sole objective has always been to drive the Jews into the sea.
One may argue that deception may be considered a legitimate part of war strategy, but there are rules and conventions that cover war situations, and Hamas has broken most if not all of those rules and conventions. Why? – because it’s exactly what the Islamic Prophet Muhammad would have done, as he was reported to have done when he was alive, and he is considered to be the perfect man as defined in Qur’an 33:21 – Al-Insan Al-Kamil – to be emulated by Muslims in all things at all times.
Every person of goodwill – that is to say, every non-Muslim – should read and fully understand this post and the related articles to gain an understanding of why Muslims are never to be taken on trust and why those who follow Islam can never co-exist with us as equals in perpetuity. Islam simply will not allow it – its primary goal is world domination through any means possible, including fear, violence, intimidation and terror, and what we see happening around the world at the moment – in every country where Muslims feel strong enough to aggressively assert themselves to the detriment of the indigenous non-Muslim populations – is merely the precursor of even worse terrors to come should Islam continue to grow in strength, power and influence.
Tim Burton – Saturday 23 April 2014