Islam, Taqiyya, and the Media
Ignorance is bliss, or so we are told, and it seems we have truck-loads full of ignorance when it comes to the three items mentioned in my title. Most people know next to nothing about Islam, and that may well be true about many, if not most, Muslims as well. And most Westerners have never heard of taqiyya. And the mainstream media is loaded with ignorance, if not outright obfuscation and deception when it comes to Islam.
I have written on the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya elsewhere: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2013/07/03/islam-taqiyya-and-tv/
Simply put, taqiyya means that a Muslim can deliberately hide or conceal truth from the kafir in the interests of spreading Islam. Telling porkies for Muhammad (no pun intended), in other words, is the name of the game here. Thus it is morally permissible to lie for the cause of Islam.
So when you have Muslim apologists waxing eloquent, you must always be aware of the possibility that they are lying to your face, seeking to pull a fast one over you in the name of Islam. We have had plenty of that just in the past 24 hours, both by Muslim activists and by Western dhimmi dupes.
The first comes from a fiery exchange last night on ABC’s Lateline. Now on most occasions I have absolutely nothing good to say about the ABC and its leftist PC activism which pervades everything it does. But a Muslim guest on last night was so bad that we were all actually cheering for the ABC host.
I refer to Emma Alberici’s attempt to interview Wassim Doureihi, the spokesman for the radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir. Both the video and the transcript can be found in my first link below. It is well worth watching the 11 1/2 minute slanging match.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is of course a hard core Islamic group seeking to establish sharia law in Australia. I have discussed them elsewhere: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2014/06/25/moderate-muslims-and-western-dupes/
For once, the ABC presenter actually sought to take it to an Islamic guest, instead of molly-coddling him. He refused to answer questions and spent the whole time saying Australia, America and the West are the real terrorists, not IS. The only time he got close to an answer was when he said, with lavish toppings of taqiyya:
“I come from a very clear point of view that as Muslims we have a fixed moral compass that says it’s unequivocally, under any conditions, it’s an aberration to kill innocent civilians.” Oh, well that sounds good, doesn’t it? Um, no. As I said, this is pure taqiyya in action.
What most people fail to realise is the use of equivocation by Muslims when they use certain words. For example, ‘peace’ for a Muslim has to do with everyone submitted to Allah and sharia law. There can be no peace as long as there are those who are not so submitted.
And the term ‘innocent’ is understood in the same sense. The infidel is never regarded as innocent. He is an enemy of Islam who must be converted, killed, or enslaved in dhimmitude. The Koran, haddith and sira all make it clear that the infidel is thus fair game.
Of course Emma Alberici would not have a clue about any of this, as would most other people. So we had a terrific example of taqiyya in action last night. But as I said, it is not just Muslim apologists who engage in this. The Western Islamophiles do exactly the same thing.
Thus in the nation’s most leftist, pro-Islam, and anti-Australian newspapers, the Age, and the Sydney Morning Herald, we had plenty of taqiyya in action today. Consider a column by Tom Allard, the National Affairs Editor at the Age. He asks, “Is Prime Minister’s anger at ‘hate preachers’ justified?”
Incredibly, he assures us that “Hizb ut Tahrir has condemned the terrorist group Islamic State and is overtly non-violent”. Wow, talk about a sucker born every day. Just as the militant Communists had front groups purporting to be “peaceful”, doing their every bidding, so Islam has its group in the West pushing the Islamic agenda.
This guy is utterly clueless as he spends his whole column actually defending Hizb ut Tahrir, while condemning Abbott for being paranoid and into conspiracy theories. Islamists are laughing it up as they sit back and let stooges like this do their work for them.
And then we also had this interesting piece in the Fairfax press; “Muslims warn anti-terror laws could prevent teaching from Koran”. The article opens:
A Muslim cleric who preaches from certain passages of the Koran could be caught in the “broad” net of the government’s new anti-terror law, Islamic leaders have warned. Grand Mufti of Australia Ibrahim Abu Mohammad and the Australian National Imams Council have called for the offence of “advocating terrorism” to be removed from the so-called Foreign Fighters Bill, currently before Parliament. They went public with their opposition on the same day Prime Minister Tony Abbott backed the draft legislation as essential to reining in “preachers of hate”, including the radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.
OK, so let me get this straight. We have had Muslim groups telling us constantly that violence, bloodshed and killing have absolutely nothing to do with Islam. Um, if that is the case, then how can anti-terror laws be a threat to anyone involved in Koranic preaching and teaching?
The only way it can be a threat is if the Koran and hadith do indeed mandate and enjoin violent jihad, the slaughter of the infidels, and the rejection of Western freedoms and democracy. And that is exactly what the sacred books of Islam regularly, consistently and repeatedly teach.
So now the truth is starting to come out. Our “moderate” Muslim leaders do not want our anti-terror laws because they know they would go to the very heart and soul of Islamic teaching and practice. Talk about more taqiyya in action. Yikes.
Well, there you have it folks: our clueless media up to its ears in unhelpful Islamophilia, with the Muslim apologists getting away with murder as they apply generous amounts of taqiyya on whatever they say. No wonder they are winning and the West is losing.
13 Replies to “Islam, Taqiyya, and the Media”
Interesting comments here – http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-backs-lateline-host-emma-alberici-over-fiery-hizb-uttahrir-interview-20141009-113fxd.html#comments
Paul Murray does a great job on Hizb ut-Tahrir:
I noticed right from the beginning he appeals to the “century or more of colonial occupation” as the context in which ISIS is operating. This is Howard Zinn, leftwing anti-colonial, anti-western history used as a justification for imagined ISIS grievances.
Here we have Leftwing propaganda aiding Islamic propaganda. Not the first time we have seen this!
Everyone should read the leftwing philosopher Paul Berman on Islamic terror who actually understands it in his New York Times article The Philosopher of Islamic Terror.
He exposes the lie from this gentlemen and plenty of others that these Islamists are the way they are because of western foreign policy;
“But I must point out that, in Qutb’s writings, at least in the many volumes that I have read, the complaints about American policy are relatively few and fleeting. International politics was simply not his main concern. Sometimes he complained about the hypocrisy in America’s endless boasts about freedom and democracy. He mentioned America’s extermination of its Indian population. He noted the racial prejudice against blacks. But those were not Qutb’s themes, finally. American hypocrisy exercised him, but only slightly. His deepest quarrel was not with America’s failure to uphold its principles. His quarrel was with the principles. He opposed the United States because it was a liberal society, not because the United States failed to be a liberal society.
The truly dangerous element in American life, in his estimation, was not capitalism or foreign policy or racism or the unfortunate cult of women’s independence. The truly dangerous element lay in America’s separation of church and state — the modern political legacy of Christianity’s ancient division between the sacred and the secular. This was not a political criticism. This was theological — though Qutb, or perhaps his translators, preferred the word ‘ideological.'”
Thanks Bill, spot on with Taqiyya. There’s no such thing as ‘moderate Islam’. It’s what the West likes to think that Islam is. The sooner everyone realities this the better.
Hearing these words used in another time and place, they seemed quite prophetic:
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people. Our generation will have to repent not only for the words and acts of the children of darkness, but also for the fears and apathy of the children of light.” -Martin Luther King
This interview by Megan Kelly of Fox News is very revealing as to the two-faced character of the Islamic dawa:
View and send it on.
Another example of Leftist ABC bias can be found at the attached link- an interview between Leigh Sales of The 7:30 Report and Benjamin Netanyahu. Shameful!
I for my part are showing as many friends & relatives this video – Islam: What the west needs to know.
I find it a very well presented, educated & non sensationalist way to wake people up & inform them as to why we need to understand that the basic tenants of Islam are hate, violence, misogyny & intolerance to name a few.
Perhaps Emma is starting to catch on.
The links are good including those from Vic and Murray.
I have a question re Taqiyya.
This is usually explained as being used against the Kafir or non Muslims.
Is there a similar attitude amongst e.g. Imams for the purpose of deceiving Muslims followers to gain power?
In talking to Muslims I am aware of the lies that they have been told and believe. One classic set of lies are about the “purity” of the Koran.
Any organisation that lies to its followers has the destruction beginning from within.
Muslims are aware of Taqiyya for the Kafir, maybe they need to be aware of Taqiyya for themselves.
I heard recently from an Arab Christian talk about a pastor (can’t remember the exact country) who was murdered after some men joined a Bible study group pretending to be seekers – that’s quite normal in arab/muslim parts of the world I think.
Here is a little known Islamic text that I have read recently has done amazing things with regards to turning many people away from the religion of Islam. It is a command that Mohammed gave to his wife, which I imagine very few men who have any sort of respect for their wives would ever give.
The recent sad case of Aia Bibi, another Christian woman who is currently sentenced to death for blasphemy would support this “religion” as being evil.