Understanding Islam – Part 28 (Tariq Ramadan and Lying)

 “Tariq Ramadan returned to the United States, six years after his visa was revoked by the Bush administration, in order to either:

a) continue his vitally important work as a leading voice of Muslim moderation, or

b) continue his vitally important work as a stealth jihadist.”

[From Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism (April 15)]

 Just Google the name Tariq Ramadan and you can learn a great deal about this individual.  He is an extremist, yet makes claims that appear appealing yet most deceptive – a practice clearly encouraged by the Quran – as Allah is the most adept at deception.

 Deception – from the Quran:

Sura 3:28 “Let not the believers take the disbelievers for friends rather than believers.  And whoever does this has no connection with Allah – except that you guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully.  And Allah cautions you against His retribution….”  No friends, and if you must, be on guard, be deceitful as necessary.

Sura 3:54 “And (the Jews) planned and Allah (also) planned.  And Allah is the best of planners.”  Planner is a deceiver.  Ingenuity.

Then there is the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya, which both permits and encourages Muslims to lie to infidels if and when so doing advances Islam.  Answering the question “Are Muslims allowed to lie?” the website Religion of Peace (http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/011-taqiyya.htm) tells us: “Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences.” There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya (saying something that isn’t true) and kitman (Lying by omission).  These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.”   When we consider moral truth what is being promulgated is a form of moral lying, that of an Islamic believer to a non-Islamic believer.  This would suggest impunity to a Muslim who lies to those of any other belief, even secularist.  Thus how can they, by their own Standard, be considered trustworthy.  Has Obama considered this is dealing with Iran or other Muslim authorities?   Additional verses in the Quran support this statement:

Qur’an (16:106) – Establishes that there are circumstances that can “compel” a Muslim to tell a lie.

Qur’an (9:3)“…Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters…”  The dissolution of oaths with the pagans who remained at Mecca following its capture.  They did nothing wrong, but were evicted anyway.

Qur’an (40:28) – A man is introduced as a believer, but one who must “hide his faith” among those who are not believers.

From the Hadith:

Bukhari (52:269)“The Prophet said, ‘War is deceit.'”  The context of this is thought to be the murder of Usayr ibn Zarim and his thirty unarmed men by Muhammad’s men after he “guaranteed” them safe passage (see Additional Notes below).

 Bukhari (49:857)“He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.”  Lying is permitted when the end justifies the means.

 Bukhari (84:64-65) – Speaking from a position of power at the time, Ali confirms that lying is permissible in order to deceive an “enemy.”

 Bukhari (52:271) – Recounts the murder of a poet, Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, at Muhammad’s insistence.  The men who volunteered for the assassination used dishonesty to gain Ka’b’s trust, pretending that they had turned against Muhammad.  This drew the victim out of his fortress, whereupon he was brutally slaughtered despite putting up a ferocious struggle for his life.

(All this from the prior referenced website)

The Obama Administration with the encouragement of Hillary Clinton allowed this Islamic extremist back into our Country to speak to students and others.  His venom towards non-believers is hidden, yet with just a modicum of understanding of Islamic history, clear and deadly.  In the past his support for Muslim charities that funded Hamas (Hezbollah and Al Qaeda) (also claimed to be made in error) was a valid reason his Visa was revoked.  He should still not be allowed in this Country.  Another name to look up, also now on the Hillary and Obama OK list – Adam Habib.

 Tariq spoke April 8 at Cooper Union to over 800 students.  His speech sounded nice but indeed there was a call to fundamentalism, not a call to reform Islam.  He said, “We (Muslims) have come back to our texts, back to our sources (the Quran and Hadith)…. These are the challenges of all Muslims.”

 Inherent is Tariq’s claim, admonition, challenge, encouragement, whatever you want to label it, is a call to the most vile nature of Islam, that of Muhammad in the 7th Century under the claim of persecution from the many tribes in Mecca that had asked him to leave, returning then from Medina to take vengeance for that which he claims to have suffered.  Just give them an excuse to say as a Muslim they are being ‘persecuted’, it can take so little – for instance a cartoon, and then jihad is justified. 

 See Understanding Islam – Part 10 (A Story); Part 12 (Images); Part 20 (Cult of Death); and Part 23 (Islamic Strategy of Conquest)  –  all are posted on this Blog site.  Just search and you will find.

 This Administration is being ‘soft’ on Islam, especially those that represent this religious tradition and its total ideological nature – of which Tariq is one.  There are moderate Muslims, yes, but when they are confronted with the authorities in their Muslim countries (take Morocco as a most recent example – see World Magazine, April 24, 2010, ‘What Changed’ by Jamie Dean) they succumb to the pressures imposed, in fact they hide and do not want confrontation that might suggest they support tolerance of other believers (even if the do – quietly).  In the presence of non-believers (non-Muslims) claims are being made they are being encouraged to convert.  Proselytizing is prohibited (yet we allow Muslims to proselytize in this Country – should we?)  In many cases the non-Muslims are doing more to support orphans, educate and provide medical assistance (in Muslim controlled areas) and not attempting to convert, yet not hiding the fact they are Christians.  Deportation can occur without warning.

 We pray for our Administration daily.  I know, though, many of my friends, family and associates are concerned about Obama’s seemingly open appeal to tolerate Islam, even in its most fundamental form.  That form is represented by enabling outspoken advocates of what engendered the likes of Hamas, Al Qaeda and Hezbollah and the Iranian Regime in power to continue virtually unabated and with a clear disregard for the freedoms Americans enjoy and espouse.  Maybe it is wrong to view Islam as a Religion.  If viewed as an Ideology in opposition to freedom, would America, and many more European Countries find this Ideology – Islam, offensive and even treasonous to the ideals of freedom democracies proclaim.

 Bless this Country dear Lord and may more find the foundations of the liberties they enjoy rooted in the Biblical texts and the not the Quranic verses that suggest killing non-believers, war vs. peace, deception and intolerance vs. love of neighbor.

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