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The doctrine of Deception

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Submitted by Darwin Barrett (United States), Dec 6, 2003 at 12:55

I concede that many, if not most of the terrorists, appear to the casual observer to be normal sociable people. One explanation for this is the doctrine of deception (Various spellings:Taqiyya, Taqiya, etc) that is consistent with the Qur'an. The mandate in the Qur'an is for every Muslim to participate in the "Struggle" against the unbelievers and to never support an unbeliever in any conflict with a Muslim. Participating in this struggle can range from telling someone about the positive aspects of Islam to Suicide Bombing, and everything in between. Lying and other deceptions are very popular forms of Jihad on the part of terrorists, and on the part of other members of their civilization who may not be inclined toward the more violent forms of participation. Naive Westerners never see it coming.
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