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Read Sifoui and Faraj and following website for Taqiyya

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Submitted by Scott from Sydney (Australia), Sep 30, 2005 at 08:45

Some materials for further reading/background on taqiyya/deception

1. Mohammed Sifoui (2003) Inside Al Qaeda: How I penetrated the world's deadliest terrorist organisation, Granta Press, London.

Sifoui is an Algerian born investigative journalist that wen't undercover and penetrated a AQ/GIA group in Paris. Taqiyya is discussed:

"The double speak, takiya [sic] as the Islamists call it, is a technique to use in times of jihad with the enemy.......That's how ...[fundamentalists] ....allow themselves to be labelled with the qualifier 'moderate' by naive Westerners who judge them exclusively by what they say" [p.88]

and "...Western naivety has often allowed fundamentalists to pass themselves off as respectable characters." [p.89]

2. Mohammed Abdus Salam Faraj (1979) Absent Obligation.

Potentially one of the most under-rated books regarding research into extremism. Many other researchers have focused on ideological roots with writers such as Qutb.

Faraj discusses justifications for jihad and taqiyya amongst his writings in this book. Is available in English. google around until you find it because it can be tricky to track down copies in stock. Don't be afraid to try islamist bookstores (they are great sources for getting this kind of material)

Also, see the following website. Written by an Australian, who stays anonymous but who seems to have a firm grasp of threats within Australia, including the islamist one. I'm assuming this guy is disgruntled former ASIO or similar. Some of the material might be dismissed on first pass as overly paranoid. However, note how early this guy is identifying trends and personalities - this is where you can judge the strength of his credibility. Note the mention of [Islamist] Sheikh Shady as early as 2004. No one else was looking at Shady until extremely recently, and I personally expect Shady to be the centre of more media attention in the next few months: Shady was a prominent speaker at the 'Heritage Day' gethering in Western Sydney in September 2005, just prior to the COAG meeting that led to Australia's new terrorism laws.

Go to: http://www.ci-ce-ct.com/

Click on the 'Previous editorials' icon when it appears. Read the editorial of 2 December 2002, 'Taqiyya and kitman: The role of deception in islamic terrorism'

If any of you read these materials or have reflections regarding this or related material I'd appreciate any replies to this post.

Thanks

Scott
Sydney. Australia
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