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MUSLIMS WORLDWIDE WOULD SEE OBAMA'S CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY AS A CASE OF "TAQQIYA" (PIOUS DECEPTION)

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Submitted by G Marcus (United States), Oct 23, 2008 at 12:22

"Taqqiya" 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 "taqqiya" is praised as pious Islamic behavior.

According to Shari'a law, any child born of a Muslim father is Muslim for life, unless he formally converts to another religion. In that case he becomes a "murtad", a crime that must be punished by death. The only exception are those who are obliged to convert by way of deception ("taqqiya") on behalf of a mission for the cause of Islam.

Therefore, it is perfectly within the Muslim tradition that Muslims around the world would overwhelmingly see Obama's conversion to Christianity not as a case of "irtidad" (apostasy), but as a case of "taqqiya" (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.

A good example is a recent Al-Jazirah broadcast (recorded and posted by MEMRI.org) showing Libyan leader Qaddafi call Obama his "Muslim brother":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSemkPChvHo

If Obama were still 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 "taqqiya". 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 a hero of Islam for doing so in the cause of Islam.

It must be noted that the sincerity of Obama's conversion to Christianity can never be proven, and the possibility that he remains a sympathizer if not true believer to the Islamic cause who is practicing the technique of "taqqiya", is still a real risk that should not be discounted.

In this context, one should also not overlook the close relationship and mutual admiration between Pastor Wright, Obama's spiritual mentor, and Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Black Muslim movement. Farrakhan has wholeheartedly backed Obama's candidacy and actually hailed Obama as the a "New Messiah": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OowxMcVTjTE

Obama's intimate relationship with Chicago businessman Antoine ("Tony) Rezko, a Syrian-national - and quite possibly an Arab government agent - prominent in Chicago Arab-American and Black-Muslim movements also speaks volumes. Rezko, a key financial backer of Obama's early career, was for many years a business partner of Jabir Herbert Muhammad, son of the late Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad:

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Antoine ("Tony") Rezko was born in 1955 in Aleppo, Syria, to a prominent Catholic family. After graduating from high school there, Rezko moved to Chicago and earned an undergraduate and a master's degree in civil engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in the late 1970s.

Soon after beginning his career as a civil engineer, Rezko started investing in real estate and fast-food restaurants—including the first Subway in Chicago. Many of these properties were in lower-income African American neighborhoods.

Then, meeting Jabir Herbert Muhammad, former manager of heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and son of the late Nation of Islam leader, Elijah Muhammad, he was asked in 1983 to support the successful mayoral candidacy of Harold Washington. J. H. Muhammad's company, Crucial Concessions, which Rezko went to work for in 1984, won a food contract at the Lake Michigan beaches and in many South Side parks after Washington became the first black mayor of Chicago.

Rezko put together endorsement deals for Ali, became the executive director of the Muhammad Ali Foundation, and traveled the world with Ali for five years. In 1997, Crucial opened two Panda Express Restaurants at O'Hare, under the city's minority set-aside program. It lost those franchises in 2005, on the grounds that J. H. Muhammad was merely a front for Rezko, who had been appointed trustee of J.H. Muhammad's affairs in the early 1990s because of the latter's failing health. In March 2008 Muhammad sued Rezko, alleging that he had been swindled out of his home and business interests.
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Rezko was named "Entrepreneur of the Decade" by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association.

Full Rezko bio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rezko
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