Islam, Taqiyya and TV

Most people do not know about the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya, which gives permission to Muslims to deceive infidels in the cause of Islam. It justifies the use of deception, lies and subterfuge to advance the spread of Islam. Plenty of ways to discuss this exist, but for the sake of brevity, let me just cite parts of an article from the Shi’íte Encyclopedia:

“I intend to demonstrate and prove that the concept of ‘al-Taqiyya’ is an integral part of Islam, and that it is NOT a Shi’ite concoction…. The word ‘al-Taqiyya’ literally means: ‘Concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of eminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury.’ A one-word translation would be ‘Dissimulation’….

“First, the CONCEALMENT of one’s beliefs does NOT necessitate an ABANDONMENT of these beliefs. The distinction between ‘concealment’ and ‘abandonment’ MUST be noted here. … With the above in mind, it becomes evident that a better, and more accurate definition of ‘al-Taqiyya’ is ‘diplomacy.’ The true spirit of ‘al- Taqiyya’ is better embodied in the single word ‘diplomacy’ because it encompasses a comprehensive spectrum of behaviors that serve to further the vested interests of all parties involved.”

Much more can be said by way of definition and elaboration here, but I instead wish to look at a very recent example of taqiyya in action. I refer to the new TV ads taken out by the Australian Muslim group Mypeace. As one media report states:

“Muslim activists will launch the first TV commercial in Australia about the Prophet Mohammed in a bid to improve the religion’s battered image. The Islamic community has raised a war chest of ‘tens of thousands’ of dollars to fund a series of 30-second commercials, due to air on the main television networks from July 9. They are the brainchild of the Mypeace organisation, based at Bankstown, which is attempting to build bridges between the Muslim community and other Australians.

“The prime-time ads, set to appear on Channels 7, 9, and 10, and SBS over several months, feature major figures of history including Mahatma Gandhi and George Bernard Shaw extolling the virtues of the Prophet Mohammed. Mypeace founder Diaa Mohamed yesterday said negotiations with the TV networks were being finalised for the commercials to run in breakfast, afternoon and evening timeslots.”

You can see the ad and a very dhimmi-based interview about it at the last link below. The Mypeace spokesman is a classic example of the art of taqiyya, claiming no proselytising or evangelism is intended here. That is just a great case of dissimulation. As a bunch of committed Muslims, this group is of course fully into dawa, or Islamic mission.

They are under obligation to spread the word about Islam and see everyone submit to Allah and come under sharia law. A true Muslim is of course a missionary Muslim, and he is obliged to make Islam the universal religion and to see all infidels submit.

As to the ad itself it is a rather bizarre piece, effectively comprised of two quotes: one by Shaw and one by Ghandi, both praising Muhammad. He is said to be “the most influential man in history” with Gandhi saying he “holds undisputed sway over the hearts of millions”. George Bernard Shaw describes him as the “saviour of humanity”.

Yeah right. If people really want to know what Muhammad was really like, they need to not only read the Koran, but the sira, or the accepted biographies of Muhammad. Those, along with the hadith, will give you the real picture of what sort of guy he was.

While I hope that you all do study these sources carefully, a helpful and brief overview of his life and teaching is found in this booklet by Bill Warner:

The simple truth is, the claims made here in these quotes actually fit only one man: Jesus Christ. He was certainly the most influential man in history, swaying billions – but for good, not evil. Plenty of former Muslims could be cited here in this regard. Let me focus on just one: Mark Gabriel.

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He used to teach at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University. Now a follower of Jesus Christ, he has penned a number of important volumes on Islam, including his 2004 volume, Jesus and Muhammad. In it he shows that the contrast between these two men could not be greater.

As he writes, these individuals are certainly “the two most influential persons who ever lived”. But there the common ground ends. In their teachings, their lifestyle, and their mission, they differed radically. Very briefly stated:

-Muhammad was a prophet of war while Christ is the Prince of Peace.
-Muhammad demeaned women and encouraged his followers to do the same while Jesus elevated the status of women and treated them as equals.
-Muhammad and his disciples killed for the faith while Christ and his disciples were killed for their faith.
-Muhammad preached “Death to the infidels!” while Christ prayed “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”.
-Muhammad constrained people by conquest while Christ constrained people by love.
-Muhammad never claimed to be sinless while Christ asked others to find any sin in his life.
-Muhammad was just a messenger while Christ is the Son of God.
-Muhammad is dead and buried while Christ is risen and alive.
-Islam is a religion of slavish submission to a capricious, aloof and stern Allah, while Christianity is about a personal love relationship with the Father God through Jesus Christ.

The differences between these two faiths could not be greater. And how both faiths have impacted the world is also light years apart. As Gabriel rightly said: “The war today is between seventh-century Islamic culture and twenty-first-century modern culture. These cultures are incompatible. They cannot coexist because the values of one violate the values of the other.”

The Mypeace Muslims want to convince us that Muhammad was the greatest and most important person that ever lived. They are quite wrong. That honour goes to only one man: Jesus Christ. So let the viewer beware: taqiyya in action will soon be hitting our television screens.

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13 Replies to “Islam, Taqiyya and TV”

  1. Nicely put sir,

    I know a great deal about the Soviet and Russian use of disinformation. However, they were late starters and early finishers. Taqiyya is highly sophisticated usually but it beggars belief to think that a TV interviewer can be so crass and ignorant about the Muslim agenda. We are at war and have been since bin Laden declared a jihad against the West in the 1990s, probably late 1995. I take it that the clip was on either SBS, which is terrorist-friendly or a community station. The definitive work on taqiyya and associated tools of Islamic jihad, was written some years ago, see National Observer No. 65, 2005: Taqiyya: How Islamic Extremists Deceive the West. Pleased to see you have not thrown in the towel and raised the white flag.

    John Miller

  2. Mr. John Miller, excuse me for a correction. The war started much before Bin Laden. It started when the “prophet” Mohammad made it obligatory for Muslims to wage jihad on unbelievers, Quran 9:29. For a good commentary on that verse I recommend “The Third Choice” by Mark Durie.

    It is also rather remarkable that we have now a Minister of State in Australia who made his oath to serve the Australian people under the Australian Constitution, on the Quran that obliges him to wage war on unbelievers (non-Muslims), that is about 98% of the Australian people. I wander whether he has read the Quran.

    Joost Gemeren

  3. Not mine, with respect, Mark. The author is known to me but I don’t think he wants free publicity. As for Mr Gemeren’s comments, I agree but this is the post-Cold War (remember that?) ‘far Jihad and now, courtesy of the Muslim Brotherhood, the ‘near jihad.’ the differences being geographical, not time-based.
    John Miller

  4. Sydney is promoting ‘mypeace’ web site, What an inroad they have! So sad and so wrong.
    We must educate others to be careful and for warned of the hidden dangers of Islam.

    Judith Bond

  5. So eminent men Gandhi and George Bernard Shaw praised Mohammed and Islam. So what? You could find other eminent men who would be damning. Gandhi should have told the terrible truth about the Moslem invasion of the Indian sub-continent. In any case most Islamic societies would not tolerate men like these. Shaw’s outspoken atheism and anti-clericalism would not go down well, nor would his later religious musings.

    John Snowden

  6. Thanks guys. And check this out:

    “Anti ‘Islamophobia’ advertisements due to screen on major free-to-air channels from today rely on a fabricated quote from Irish playwright and avowed atheist George Bernard Shaw, from a book that does not exist, according to the International Shaw Society. The advertisements quote Shaw proclaiming the prophet Mohammed was ‘the saviour of humanity’ in a book he is supposed to have written entitled The Genuine Islam. But International Shaw Society treasurer Richard F Dietrich said he had compiled a complete list of Shaw’s works, which did not include the book. ‘I think The Genuine Islam is bogus,’ he said. In his writings, Shaw described the religion in a 1933 letter to Rev Ensor Walters as ‘ferociously intolerant’.”

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  7. Hello Bill,

    I searched abebooks for tis book without result, but the following website found using Google yielded the comment below.

    “Sep 07, 2012 Mathews Kunnelpurayidom
    This book is fake. George Bernard Shaw wrote no such book. Genuine Islam was a periodical published by The All Malaya Muslim Missionary Society in Singapore. The frequently cited quote about the Islamic takeover of Britain is from an interview published in that periodical.

    In the interview, Shaw was most likely being sarcastic considering that he has also described Islam as “fiercely intolerant” elsewhere.”

    Looks like taqyya squared to me.

    Donald Battaglini

  8. Winston Churchill hit the Islam nail on the head I think prior to the second great war and his predictions were true and accurate.

    Hugh Jones

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