There is in Islam a principle known as Taqqiya, or deception. What it pertains to is lying. There are three categories of purpose for which lying is permitted in Islam. They are lying for the cause of Islam; lying to maintain or bring about peace between the (Muslim) tribes; and lying to maintain or bring about peace in the home. The one which I am going to discuss here in lying in the cause of Islam.
First, I want to point out that the goal of Islam is complete world domination. There are several places in the Quran where that is apparent. One such is in 8:38-39. From the USC online translations:
YUSUFALI: Say to the Unbelievers, if (now) they desist (from Unbelief), their past would be forgiven them; but if they persist, the punishment of those before them is already (a matter of warning for them).
PICKTHAL: Tell those who disbelieve that if they cease (from persecution of believers) that which is past will be forgiven them; but if they return (thereto) then the example of the men of old hath already gone (before them, for a warning).
SHAKIR: Say to those who disbelieve, if they desist, that which is past shall be forgiven to them; and if they return, then what happened to the ancients has already passed.
YUSUFALI: And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere; but if they cease, verily Allah doth see all that they do.
PICKTHAL: And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But if they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.
SHAKIR: And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then surely Allah sees what they do.
Note that while Pickthal says that what the unbelievers must desist from is persecution of believers, Yusuf Ali says that it is unbelief that they must desist from, each putting into English what he understands the passage to pertain to. Shakir on the other hand makes no judgement about that but merely translates what the Arabic says, leaving it to the reader to determine that for him or her self. The next verse however finds all three in agreement as to what the end purpose must and will be. All three are in agreement that believers should fight the unbelievers until only the religion of Allah shall remain.
So setting before them the goal of complete world domination, the Quran urges Muslims to emigrate in its cause to help spread its influence toward that end. But doing so, the immigrant finds himself in a land of unbelievers and so lying about Islam, its purposes and means toward those ends becomes expedient and desirous, even to the point of pretending to have abandoned Islam altogether in certain instances. Thus, we hear constantly from various Muslims and Muslim organizations that Islam is a religion of peace; that jihad only refers to the inner struggle in one’s own spiritual life to better submit to Allah and his path, never mentioning the numerous passages within the Quran commanding believers not to make friends of unbelievers except to protect oneself, and to fight against them until all have submitted to Allah. Lying in the cause of Islam is the foremost reason for sanctioned lying. A fairly recent example was the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Gomaa, in response to the Fort Hood shootings by an American Muslim Psychiatrist, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. A Grand Mufti is the senior authority of a country on Sharia Law. This would equate to a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for Islam in that country, an exceedingly prestigious position of influence and power.
Writing in the Washington Post November 7, 2009, Gomaa said “I was shocked as any sensible human being was when I learned about the senseless, appalling and cowardly act of violence in Fort Hood. This horrific attack is a complete violation of Islamic law and norms and the perpetrator is no way representative of the Muslim people or the religion of Islam. God upholds the sanctity of life as a universal principle.‘and do not kill one another, for God is indeed merciful unto you' says the Quran in (4:29). “
Note that Dr. Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt, top expositor of sharia law for the land, quotes only a portion of the verse that he cites as “evidence” that the Quran would condemn Major Hasan’s murderous jihad. Interestingly, just a short time before I first encountered this piece of Islamic disinformation, or taqqiya, I had engaged in a debate about Islam with a niece of mine who is married to a Palestinian and is herself a Muslim, and she had cited the exact portion of the exact same verse in defense of her religion in proclaiming its peaceful nature and intent. She uses the Yusuf Ali translation by the way, one of the three translations reproduced on that USC website. I had at that time looked it up and so when I read Dr. Gomaa’s lying statement I knew it instantly for the lie that it was. Here is the full verse that you can see for yourself just what the Quran actually says:
YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities: But let there be amongst you Traffic and trade by mutual good-will: Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful!
PICKTHAL: O ye who believe! Squander not your wealth among yourselves in vanity, except it be a trade by mutual consent, and kill not one another. Lo! Allah is ever Merciful unto you.
SHAKIR: O you who believe! do not devour your property among yourselves falsely, except that it be trading by your mutual consent; and do not kill your people; surely Allah is Merciful to you.
As you can see, this verse is not addressing all mankind, nor even the believers with regard to their actions toward unbelievers. Far from upholding the sanctity of life as a universal prinsipal as Dr. Gommaa seeks to convince us that it does, it actually is addressing believers with regard to other believers, telling them NOT TO KILL ONE ANOTHER! And so the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Gomaa, being the supreme practitioner of Sharia law and master of taqqiya (lying in the cause of Islam) that he is, uses this verse to tell us that the actions of devout Muslim Major Hasan in murdering numerous of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood are condemned in the Quran and to be abhorred by true Muslims every where, that the Major’s actions not be understood by unbelievers to be the embodiment and fulfillment of his Islamic duty to jihad.
I find it very interesting that the Grand Mufti uses this verse in his attempt to persuade non-believing infidels that the murderous Major Hasan was not acting as a true Muslim nor in accordance with the holy Quran, especially in light of my niece having attempted to use the exact same verse just shortly before for much the same purpose. I could understand that she, not being a noted scholar of the Quran, might not be aware of a more appropriate verse to use to show that such actions are neither sanctioned nor embraced by true believers in the religion of that book. But this is the Grand Mufti, the most senior man in the exposition of Sharia law for Egypt, the Chief Justice Of Sharia law for all Egypt as it were, speaking in hist capacity of one of the most important Islamic positions in one of the foremost Islamic nations of the world. This man presumably knows his Quran. Were there such a verse available to him to show that Major Hasan’s actions are not in accord with true Islam, would he not have used that verse instead? Of course he would! But there is not, and so he did not. He was instead forced to resort to taqqiya and lie in the cause of Islam to keep the infidels of the land where Major Hasan carried out his personal act of jihad in the cause of his religion placated and deceived as to its true nature and intent.
Educate yourself about this religion, if you love your country and the freedom you yet enjoy, however much you may find yourself in disagreement with its leaders and government. We still have our freedom of religion or non-religion here and others besides that would not be countenanced were Islam to succeed in their goal of achieving the power here. Unless we truly understand the insidious intent of Islam and its leaders abroad as well as at home, that will not always be the case if we continue as a body to fail to do that.