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Taqiyya in use in Islam

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
in response to reader comment: Taqyiaa

Submitted by Susan (Canada), May 21, 2008 at 23:07

Someone can always claim that others have misread or misunderstood things. Taqiyya, besides lying, can also be talking in circles, playing the victim, false claims of torture, demanding evidence, blaming others for evil acts, saying Islam forbids this or that, carrying signs that say "Peace" (exploitive cognitive dissonance), saying the meaning was lost in the translation from Arabic or was taken out of context, and claiming Islam was hijacked. Taqiyya is currently employed in fending off and neutralising any criticism of Islam or Muslims.

Since Muslims often blame Jews for negative ideas and events, it isn't at all surprising that you would say, "...most of the concepts in Islam are rooted in Judaism". I realize this is true, but reading between the lines, one could interpret it as blame. Taqiyya is also saying that a statement was taken out of context or was wrongly translated from Arabic, such as your statement, "...grand generalizations and interpretations about Islam and the meaning of Arabic words or ideas".

I am a Canadian, and I neither like nor dislike Mr. Obama, nor do I care whether or not he's lying. What I do care about a great deal is the spread of Islam, a faith which some utilize as a weapon. Since the prophet of Islam, Mohammed was, among other things, a plunderer and a pedophile, it is not at all surprising that some of his followers would interpret his teachings in the manner they do.

If you take offense to anything I have said, your anger would best be directed at those who are using Islam as a tool to terrorize the World and murder innocent people. I am simply an observer; I have reached the conclusions I have reached based on researching Islam and the actions of Muslims in the recent past.


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