Taqiyya literally means: “Concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of eminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury.” It is also used as a disinformation tactic to confuse or bamboozle kafirs or non-believers.
Itâ€™s not beyond non-Muslim dhimmis to use the tactic as well. These practitioners of dhimmitude, or what have come to be known as Islamâ€™s useful idiots, can be found today on the far left, many democrats, some republicans, and the bureaucracy of the European Union is filled them.
A site called Reflections even tries to compare Christianity with militant Islam.
Trying to get to the truth when having discussions with Muslims many times is an exercise in Taqiyya or when confronted with Islamâ€™s past and current behavior, when the useful idiots mouth platitudes and misinformation that was fed to them by Muslims practicing Taqiyya.
A blog called The Light posted an interesting article of how Muslims use Taqiyya to deceive non-believers into believing that Islam as a rapidly growing religion of peace. The article is rather long and well supported with research and makes some very interesting observations. Iâ€™ll cover some of the most important points.
â€œIf Islam were a violent religion, then all Muslims would be violent.â€
Simply put, because itâ€™s wrong to kill people, regardless of what Islam may or may not teach. Decent Muslims are that way because they are more loyal to the moral law written in their hearts rather than to the details of Muhammadâ€™s religion. If Islam is a religion of peace, then why is it the only religion that consistently produces religiously-motivated terrorist attacksâ€¦.while screaming praises to Allah?
â€œOther religions kill, too.â€
Bringing other religions down to the level of Islam is one of the most popular strategies of Muslim apologists when confronted with the spectacle of Islamic violence. Remember Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber? Why pick on Islam if other religions have the same problems? Because they donâ€™t. Regardless of what his birth certificate may or may not have said, Timothy McVeigh was not a religious man. At no time did he credit his deeds to religion, quote Bible verses, or claim that he killed for Godâ€¦Yes, some of the abortion clinic bombers were religious (as Muslims enjoy pointing out), but consider the scope of the problem. There were five deadly attacks over a 35 year period in the U.S. Seven people died. This is an average of one death every five years.
By contrast, Islamic terrorists have staged over seven thousand deadly attacks in just the five years following September 11th, 2001.
â€œMuhammad never killed anyone.â€
In order to give others the impression that Muhammad was a man of peace, Muslims sometimes claim that he never killed anyone. By this, they mean that he never slew anyone with his own hand (except in battleâ€¦ which they may or may not remember to mention). By this logic, Hitler never killed anyone either. Obviously, if you order the execution of prisoners or the murder of critics by those who are under your command, then you are at least as guilty as those who carry out your orders. In Muhammadâ€™s case, the number of people that he had murdered were literally too many for historians to fully know.
â€œJust like the Bible, the Qurâ€™an also says â€˜Thou Shalt Not Kill.â€™â€
(Qurâ€™an, Verse 5:32)
Many Westerners prefer to believe that all religion is either equally bad or equally good, and eagerly devour anything that seems to support this preconception. The myth usually works to Islamâ€™s advantage as well, since it either raises it to the level of others, or brings the others down to it. To compete with Western religion, Muslims vigorously employ verse 5:32, which is the closest thing they have to the Old Testament command of â€˜Thou shalt not kill.â€
Hereâ€™s the full text of the verse:
â€œOn that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.â€
First, notice the gaping loophole. Killing is allowed in cases of murder or â€œfor spreading mischief in the land.â€ Murder is pretty straightforward, but â€œspreading mischief?â€ If anything begged for a careful and precise explanation, this phrase certainly would.
Secondly, note the broader context of this verse. It turns out that this isnâ€™t a command to Muslims after all. Itâ€™s a recounting of a rule that was handed down to the Jews. It isnâ€™t an admonition against killing. Itâ€™s an indictment against Jews for violating Godâ€™s law. â€œAny oneâ€ doesnâ€™t mean â€œanyone,â€ but rather â€œany oneâ€ of the Jews.
â€œThe words, â€˜Holy Warâ€™, arenâ€™t in the Qurâ€™an.â€
In early 2005, a well-known Muslim apologist named, Jamal Badawi, offered $1 million to anyone who could prove that the Qurâ€™an contained the words, â€œHoly War.â€ So successful is this myth, that it has been repeated on popular television shows, such as â€œCriminal Minds.â€ Many now believe that not only is holy warfare not advocated by the Qurâ€™an, but that the word, â€œJihadâ€ must not appear in it either, since Jihad has come to mean â€œHoly Warâ€ (most especially by those who kill in the name of Allah).
So whatâ€™s the catch?
Well, when knowledgeable infidels such as Robert Spencer immediately responded to the challenge and went to collect their prize, Mr. Badawi was forced to reveal the fine print on his offer. You see, he wasnâ€™t talking about the concept of holy war. He only meant the exact Arabic phrase, â€œHoly War.â€
And what about â€œJihad?â€ Well, this doesnâ€™t count, according to Mr. Badawi, because technically it can be used in a context that doesnâ€™t mean â€˜holy warâ€™ (even if that is not how it was interpreted in Muhammadâ€™s time, nor in ours). â€œJihadâ€ is like the word â€œfight,â€ which can be used in a benign sense (as in, â€œI am fighting a craving to call Mr. Badawi a disingenuous hackâ€).
â€œIslam is the worldâ€™s fastest growing religionâ€
How can Islam be a bad religion if it is growing so fast? Doesnâ€™t this mean that it is actually a truthful religion, since so many are accepting it?… Islam is not â€œgrowing fasterâ€ than other religions because â€œpeople are accepting it,â€ but rather because the birthrate among Muslims is significantly higher than it is among Christians and others, particularly in the West. Kids can be raised to believe in just about anything, so this hardly constitutes any sort of accomplishment.
Of the so-called â€œconvertsâ€ from other religions, only a miniscule number were active believers. Nearly all are really just people who have no faith to convert from â€“ regardless of their nominal designation. In the West and non-Muslim Third World, where all religions are allowed to compete equally, such people (who experience a spiritual awakening) are much more likely to turn to Christianity than to Islam.
â€¦..the truth of a belief or creed is never established by how many followers it has. But when a religion has to be supported by double standards and death threats, there is all the more reason to doubt its veracity.
Read the entire article. Good ammunition to use when confronted with Taqiyya.
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