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Lying is permitted in Islam (Taquia)

Reader comment on item: Is Tariq Ramadan Lying [about Magdi Allam]?

Submitted by David (United States), Dec 24, 2007 at 13:17

I believe that Mr. Ramadan is practicing the "Taquia" which is a provision in Islam to lie under 3 conditions including advancing the cause of Allah and to deceive your enemies. So, it is very hard to trust Muslims because you don't know if they are saying what they really believe or they are lying to the Westerners because they are in a weaker stage of Jihad (the stage of El-estedaaf), but they can change when they are in a stronger position to fight and express their true feelings.

Another issue, I believe that the law makers in the West should recognize that a claim by someone that another muslim is Murtad (Apostate) is actually a call for his execution according to Islam. If someone called for the killing of someone else, he could be charged for inciting murder and this should be the same for calling someone apostate from Islam. The west is the only place for some of these converts to be safe and I believe that it is our moral duty in the west to protect them from a radical like Mr. Ramadan.




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