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Saladin Practices Taqiyya

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Jul 29, 2006 at 17:43

Saladin, as a Muslim, you are permitted to practice Taqiyya. To those who may not understand, lying is entirely permissible or preferable to Muslims when communicating with Infidels. Thus, Saladin's response to me was the height of Taqiyya ...

Israel became a nation in 1200 to 1100 BC, approximately 1800 years before the rise of Islam. Since 1200 BC, the Israelis have had dominion over the land for up to 1,600 years, with a continuous Jewish presence in the land for the past 3,200 years. The only Arab dominion since the Arab invasion and conquest in 638 CE lasted no more than 22 years.

In 1867, Mark Twain took a tour of Palestine. This is how he described that land: "A desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds. A silent, mournful expanse. We never saw a human." In 1882, official Ottoman Turk census figures showed that, in the entire Land of Israel, there were only 141,000 Muslims, both Arab and non-Arab. A travel guide to Palestine and Syria was published in 1906 by Karl Baedeker; the book estimated the total population of Jerusalem at 60,000, of whom 7,000 were Muslims, 13,000 were Christians and 40,000 were Jews.

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