April 24, 2009
It's called taqiyya - lying for AllahTopics: Understanding Islam
Taqiyya is the concept or religious precept in Islam - fully embraced by radical Islamists (including the Muslim Brotherhood), and as Douglas Farah explains, its another missing element to consider in Walid Phares' must-read analysis (The Taliban's "AfPak" Strategy: A Jihadi Preemptive War) of the Taliban's recent advances in Pakistan:
It blesses the concept of disguising one's beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies from the enemy and the infidel. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. ...Pakistan's government is learning the lesson of the Taliban's use of Taqiyya the hard way (something they should have known about, being Muslims themselves), and Obama will soon learn the same lesson from Islamic Iran, given his willingness to jump into Iran's trap of talk and deception while continuing to develop nuclear weapons..
[...] So, when the Taliban negotiates certain terms of its taking over parts of Pakistan and promises certain behaviors in return for limited power there, they have no intention of keeping to the terms of the agreement.
Under the terms of taqiyya, such behavior, which we widely view as duplicitous, is simply part of the accepted ways to spread sharia law and the caliphate. It has no moral consequence except to raise the esteem of the practitioner of this art in the eyes of his cohorts.
Posted by Hyscience at April 24, 2009 12:21 PM
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