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Henry, while technically correct, there are other references to taqiyya and kitman in the Qu'ran.

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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), May 4, 2008 at 11:35

Qur'an 3:28: "Let believers not make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful -- he that does this has nothing to hope for from Allah -- except in self-defense."

The allowance to lie, or deceive, in cases of self-defense, in the defense of other Muslims, or even in defense of Islam is sanctioned in the Qu'ran.

As Muhammed said himself, "War is deception."

I refer you to Daniel's post, "Taqiyya and Kitman: The role of Deception in Islamic Terrorism," where he states:

"The skilful use of taqiyya and kitman was often a matter of life and death against enemies; it is also a matter of life and death to many contemporary Islamic terrorists. As so often in the history of Islam, a theological doctrine became operational."

The Sunnis in 15th Century Spain practiced it to survive the Spanish Inquisition.

Again, as Daniel states:

"According to Christian ethics lying is a sin; In Islamic jurisprudence and theology, the use of taqiyya against the unbelievers is regarded as a virtue and a religious duty."

It should be clear to everyone by now that Palestinian Muslims -- whether they are Sunnis, Shiites, or Seculars, as well as Palestinian Christians, use taqiyya and kitman against Jews and Israel pretty much every chance they get.


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