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SHOULD OBAMA'S CHRISTIANITY BE SEEN AS A CASE OF "TAQQIYAH" (ISLAMIC DECEPTION)?

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Submitted by G. Marcus (United States), May 2, 2008 at 11:09

"Taqqiyah" is a technique of deception practiced by believing Muslims in order to advance the cause of Islam. It is part of the Jihad strategy based on deceiving unbelievers by any means. Thus exercising "taqqiyah" is considered pious behavior.

Muslims around the world would overwhelmingly see Obama's conversion to Christianity not as a case of "irtidah" (apostasy), but as a case of "taqqiyah" (deception), where Obama pretends to have become a Christian in order to advance the cause of Islam by way of his political career in the U.S.

If Obama were truly a Muslim believer or sympathizer who aspires to the highest office in the U.S., his outwardly conversion to Christianity would fully conform to the principle of "taqqiyah". In fact as a "Trojan Horse" candidate, he would be specifically expected to disguise himself as such. In this context, Muslim leaders would not only fully understand Obama's outwardly conversion, but would also consider him aN Islamic hero for doing so in the cause of Islam.

It is important to note that the sincerity of Obama's conversion to Christianity can never be proven, and the possibility that he remains a true believer or sympathizer as to the Islamic cause who is practicing the technique of "taqqiyah", is still a real risk that cannot be discounted.

In this context, one should also not overlook the close relationship and mutual admiration between Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan and Pastor Wright, Obama's spiritual mentor.

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