An Example of Taqiyya


In the book, Terrorist Hunter, Rita Katz wrote about being at an IAP conference in Chicago. IAP is the Islamic Association for Palestine. There were lots of booths at the conference for "charitable" organizations, and at one of these booths, Katz met a man she already knew about: Muhammad Salah.

She pretended she didn't know who he was, and he introduced himself as a "Muslim human rights activist." Katz, a non-Muslim woman dressed as a Muslim, wrote, "He was small, thin, nearly bald. Totally harmless looking."

He told her these conferences were so important because "we can teach you about the oppression and sufferings of Muslims in America and all over the world." Then he told Katz his story. He had been a Palestinian with an American citizenship, a used-car salesman, working in Chicago when he went to Israel to "visit family and friends." But in Israel he was arrested by the Israeli authorities and thrown into prison for five years!

Katz looked appropriately appalled and asked why in heaven's name would they put him in prison? "Because the Israelis oppress innocent Palestinians," he said. "And do you know what is the most shocking part? When I returned to the U.S., after I was tortured and I thought I was going to die in that prison, the Americans placed me under investigation and froze my assets! Me, an innocent citizen, a car dealer, a family man, father of five!"

To any other non-Muslim this probably would have been a convincing story. The poor, oppressed Muslim! It's just wrong to treat people that way. Those Israelis must be very cruel. Those Americans are so oppressive to Muslims! But Katz was not an ordinary non-Muslim. She researched people like Salah for a living. She knew all about him. This frail, innocent-looking man was the leader of the worldwide military wing of Hamas, a brutal terrorist organization! When he was arrested in Israel he had a hundred thousand dollars in cash on him. In his testimony, he admitted the money was supposed to go to "members of Hamas's military wing." He displayed detailed inside knowledge of Hamas's structure and funding, and his testimony was later used as evidence in the New York trial of Musa Abu Marzook, the leader of the political bureau of Hamas (and the man who had appointed Salah to his position as leader of the military wing).

Katz writes: "Salah disclosed (in his testimony) that he'd been authorized by Marzook to recruit individuals for training in the uses of explosives to fight in the 'holy war.' In the United States, Salah began training ten such recruits, three of whom were chosen to carry out attacks.

In addition to supervising the building of bombs, explosives, and remote detonation devices, Salah was instructed by Marzook to develop biological and chemical weapons for Hamas."When Nasser Hidmi was caught trying to detonate a bomb in Israel, he said he had been chosen by none other than the poor, innocent, abused, oppressed Muslim, Muhammad Salah.

This is an example of taqiyya, the principle of religious deception. According to mainstream Islamic doctrine, Islam is in a permanent state of war with any non-Muslim who opposes the rule of Shari'a law. And in war, deceit is a legitimate tactic. In other words, as long as it helps the Islamic goal of making the whole world submit to Shari'a law, it is perfectly all right to lie and deceive.

When I was trying to figure out what I would choose as the three most important things to tell a non-Muslim about Islam, taqiyya was one of the three. The use of taqiyya is the main reason most non-Muslims are so confused about the real nature of Islam — they are constantly being intentionally deceived by orthodox Muslims posing as reasonable, "moderate" Muslims, who are thoroughly fooling everyone from political leaders to the media that "Islam is a religion of peace" and that "Islam has been hijacked by extremists." What they don't want non-Muslims to know is that Islamic teachings are highly political and it is a Muslim's religious duty to strive to accomplish Islam's primary political goal — the establishment of worldwide Shari'a law — in any way he can for his whole life.

Why wouldn't orthodox Muslims want non-Muslims to know this? Because they can make a lot more progress toward their goal if most of us are in the dark. But now you know. If you don't, read the Qur'an and find out for yourself. And then spread the word.

Citizen Warrior is the author of the book, Getting Through: How to Talk to Non-Muslims About the Disturbing Nature of Islam and also writes for Inquiry Into Islam, History is Fascinating, and Foundation for Coexistence. Subscribe to Citizen Warrior updates here. You can send an email to CW here.


Damien 1:10 PM  

Citizen Warrior,

I'm not sure who said this, or even if it is the exact quote, but I believe it was Rush_limbaugh.

"No one would be more justified in carrying out suicide attacks than the Jews, they have went through more pain, suffering and persecution than any other people, yet they do not, no one would be less justified in carrying out suicide attacks than the Palestinians and yet they do."

Keep in mind that I maybe paraphrasing what he said and I not certain he actually said it. Anyway regardless of who said it, I think you will agree with it.

Citizen Warrior 2:41 AM  

Damien, that reminds me of Brigitte Gabriel's book, Because They Hate. She grew up in Lebanon. She is a Christian, but she had heard on the television her whole life about how horrible the Jews were. And yet when her mother needed medical attention, Brigitte smuggled her across the border to Israel where she and her mother were treated with kindness by people that didn't even know them for the first time in their lives.

It blew her away. And the contrast between what she had been told her whole life about Jews and her actual experience of Jews made a profound impression on her.

To anyone who has not read her book, I urge you to read her story and then join her in stopping the Jihadis gaining a foothold in America. Read more at ACT! For Amerca.

Damien 8:34 AM  

Citizen Warrior,

Thanks, I've heard of what happened to Brigitte and I've heard of the book she wrote, but I never got around to reading it.

Citizen Warrior 2:33 PM  

Damien, both Brigitte's books are worth reading. She had a unique experience: She grew up in a country during the process of Islamization. Lebanon went from a Christian democracy to an Islamic state during her lifetime.

It doesn't seem possible, but Jihadis are in the process of doing the same thing in other countries all over the world, using the same methods they used in Lebanon. For that reason alone, her story is intensely relevant for all of us.

Damien 2:52 PM  

Citizen Warrior,

I agree, I'm not going to argue with you about Brigitte, her experiences, or what she wrote. I just hope we are able to stop what happened in Lebanon, from happening again anywhere else in the world.

AuntieMadder 9:16 PM  

Hey Citizen Warrior. I've been perusing your site for a couple of hours. If I commented on all of it, it would take me all night. For now, I want to let you know that I just recently learned about taqiyya and this new (to me) knowledge changes everything I thought I knew and everything I believed in regards to Islam and Muslims, especially Muslim-Americans. In fact, it just dawned on me as I typed it that Muslim-American is an oxymoron or an impossibility. A Muslim can't truly be an American because his nation is Islam. Taqiyya allows him to tell you otherwise, but his heart is in Islam and home is where the heart is.

I feel so used and screwed over by the media and govt because of the BS about the "peaceful Muslims" that they taught us after 9/11. They knew that we Americans, for the most part, know nothing about Islam and Muslims. And they knew that Americans value individual freedoms and desire peace and so we naturally assume that the people of other nations feel the same, too. All they had to do was lie to us and affirm that to be so and we'd not only open our borders, minds and hearts to Muslims, we'd stand up for them and against our fellow countrymen, believing them to be bigoted and hateful for warning us that our new Muslim friends and neighbors aren't our friends and never can be because Islam won't allow it.

I'm so much wiser now for having learned about taqiyya and I tell everyone who'll listen about it. To know that their religion instructs them to lie to non-Muslims about Islam and about their true feelings of non-Muslims could help prevent the loss of even more Americans' lives or at least the loss of our freedoms to Sharia law.

I'll be returning to your site to read more of your articles, Citizen Warrior, and I'll share your URL with others, too.

Citizen Warrior 3:25 AM  

Thank you, Kule Aunt. In your conversations, when you come up with good responses for the reactions you get, be sure to add them to the comments on the series of articles, Answers to Objections. It will help us all in the effort to educate our fellow citizens.

nihthuntr 1:03 PM  

How is the word taqiyya pronounced I have looked everywere no luck???

Citizen Warrior 1:37 PM  

It is pronounced tah-KEE-yuh.

Damien 6:07 PM  


One would think that women at least, would find Islam or at least political Islam very unappealing given how they are regarded by it. Off course, that assumes, they think for themselves. Off course, if your brought up in a fundamentalist household, especially a Muslim fundamentalist household, that kind of thing is discouraged.

Anonymous 10:18 PM  

Please arrange funds and spread the realities of islamic people to most citizens via one to one interactions, via facebook and via email chains. Please educate people in Europem before it become untreatable. take all possible means to spread the message. make a group, do brain storming about various methods to reach out to maximum people in minimum time. Ye they remain in Taquiyya till they become sizeable numbers.

Citizen Warrior 1:10 PM  

The Son of Hamas link above goes to a web page about a book. Here's the description of the book:

Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef—now called “Joseph”— reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Biblical mandate to “love your enemies” is the only way to peace in the Middle East.

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