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Deception is part of Islamic teaching

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Submitted by Mike Ramirez (United States), May 24, 2005 at 22:23

It comes as no surprise that Islamic leaders would find any kind of help coming from the Western World as being "suspect." The Islamic prophet, Muhammad, taught that "War is deception" (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 14, Number 2631) and it was through deception that Muhammad's armies were able to out-maneuver and conquer the armies of other lands.

Therefore, just as a liar believes everyone lies and a thief believes all people steal and cannot be trusted, so then, a deceiver believes everyone is out to deceive them.
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