Lying for Islam, Re: Islam, Israel and the United States, Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2009

Muslims are permitted to lie under certain circumstances and that is why the sentiments expressed in ‘Islam, Israel and the United States’ can only be viewed with a great deal of skepticism, to say the least. The article is full of code words, inaccuracies and equivocations and is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to re-write history and curry favor in America and the West, with the demise of Israel being the ultimate goal.

Lying forĀ Islam takes one of two forms, taqiyya or kitman. Taqiyya is saying something that isn’t true and kitman is lying by omission, telling only part of the truth. Both are rooted in the Qur’an and the Hadith and may be used against unbelievers in order to defeat them or to serve some other Islamic purpose.

History is replete with the use of taqiyya and kitman. It happens every day and has since Islam first came into being. Since the Islamic world is unalterably opposed to Israel’s existence and would like nothing better than to see it destroyed and wiped off the map, any statements that have anything to do with the country must be seen through this lens. Lying for advantage is as old as Islam itself and this makes it impossible to trust anything that Islamists say regarding Israel or the conflict in the Middle East.

Of course, it helps if the recipient of taqiyya or kitman is susceptible in the first place. President Obama is definitely a recipient and is most certainly susceptible. He has to be, for reasons we can only speculate about. Lies and exagerrations, mistruths and untruths are presented to him daily and he is swallowing them hook, line and sinker. Iranians and Palestinians in particular are playing him like a fiddle for their own nefarious purposes. He is being manipulated and suckered and this is jeopardizing the national security of the United States, the survival of the State of Israel and the peace and security of Europe, among other things. This has to change and change very soon because otherwise a third world war is inevitable.

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