Monday, November 7, 2011

A few Lessons in Taqiyya, both current and historical.

An interesting discussion popped up over the weekend on this blog about a year-old post I wrote on Monday, November 22, 2010, Islamic culture that thirsts for blood and glorifies death. This blog suddenly picked up over 450 visits from Pakistan, Kuwait, Indonesia and Dubai, and the comments came in from a few Muslims trying to defend Islam. One anonymous writer attempted to connect the Catholic Church to Adolf Hitler and also repeated the Islamic myth that Moses and Jesus were prophets of Islam. The discussion appeared to be a classic example of the Islamic practice of Taqiyya, the religious duty to lie to advance the cause of Islam. To everyone who has not been deceived by the myth, it is well known that before the prophet Muhammad founded Islam in the year 610 AD (610 years after the birth of Jesus Christ) he was a merchant trader who frequently came in contact with Christians and Jews in his travels. An item in the Concord Encyclopedia published in 1982 by Time magazine mentions that Muhammad "incorporated elements of Judaic and Christian belief" into his new religion. Muslims today are frequent name droppers and often mention Jesus, the Virgin Mary, Moses and Abraham in order to gain acceptance. 

The debate involved the fabricated Muslim version of the history of Islam and the historically correct version. As I pointed out to my anonymous dissenter, who thought Islam existed before the time of Jesus Christ, (he/she actually said back to the time of Adam), I said, "Leaving Asia out of the picture, All of Europe, Africa and the Middle East had been dominated by various pagan groups that worshiped the Sun, the Moon or various animals. Ancient Rome and Egypt are perfect examples. The only religion in the area at the time that worshiped God were the Hebrews. Even after the death of Christ most of the Arab world still worshiped pagan idols up until Muhammad conquered Mecca and destroyed the idols in the Kaaba in 630 AD. And as far as pagan symbols go, the crescent moon was the icon that represented the Moon god and remains a fixture atop every mosque in the world today."
As far as that attempt to connect Adolf Hitler to the Catholic Church goes, Hitler had more in common with Islam than with Catholicism. Before WWII broke out in Europe, Hitler had an alliance with the Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini of Palestine. The Third Reich provided training and weapons to the Grand Mufti to fight the British in the Middle East. It was that alliance that later became the Muslim Brotherhood and gave us Al-Qaeda today. 

Back in the 1970's when Iran was an ally of the United States under the rule of the Shah of Persia, Muhammad Reza Shah, Islamic radicals rose up to oppose him. One of the leaders of that revolt was the Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, commonly referred to as the Ayatollah Khomeini. The title Ayatollah is very significant in the Islam religion. Wikipedia says: "Ayatollah (Persian: آيت‌الله āyatollāh from Arabic: آية الله‎, āyatu l-Lāh "Sign of God"; is a high ranking title given to Usuli Twelver Shī‘ah clerics. Those who carry the title are experts in Islamic studies such as jurisprudence, ethics, and philosophy and usually teach in Islamic seminaries." Iran, at the time had a secular government and a population that enjoyed relative freedom and prosperity, things that are diametrically opposed by Islam. Faced with a crisis, the Shah had the Ayatollah Khomeini arrested and later thrown out of Iran. The Ayatollah took up residence in exile in Paris, France where he continued to foment the Islamic revolution. Wikipedia describes the situation:
"He was perceived by many Iranians as the spiritual, if not political, leader of revolt. As protest grew so did his profile and importance. Although thousands of kilometers away from Iran in Paris, Khomeini set the course of the revolution, urging Iranians not to compromise and ordering work stoppages against the regime. During the last few months of his exile, Khomeini received a constant stream of reporters, supporters, and notables, eager to hear the spiritual leader of the revolution."

"Khomeini had refused to return to Iran until the Shah left. On 17 January 1979, the Shah did leave the country (ostensibly "on vacation"), never to return. Two weeks later, on Thursday, 1 February 1979, Khomeini returned in triumph to Iran, welcomed by a joyous crowd of up to five million people, estimated in at least six million by ABC News reporter Peter Jennings, who was reporting the event from Tehran."
In the months preceding the return of the Ayatollah Khomeini to Iran, a number of advertisements began to appear in American newspapers, notably The New York Times, that I happened to read, wherein the message from this Islamic leader was being announced to the non-Muslim world. "You have nothing to fear from Islam", "We are so much alike", "We worship the same prophets you do, naming Jesus, Moses and Abraham", "We hold the Blessed Virgin Mary in the highest regard". So the ignorant masses of liberals in America and the equally ignorant news media were content to witness the turning of this ally nation of Iran into a hell-hole of religious suppression. Just as they did in the late 1950's when Communist Fidel Castro was glorified by our leftist news media as The Robin Hood of Cuba. This was the simplist form of Taqiyya, telling lies to advance the cause of Islam. And today, we still have the ignorant appologizers for Islam in our leftist news media, they are called "Dhimmies" in the Arabic language, spreading the same message that the Ayatollah did 30 years ago. "You have nothing to fear from Islam", "We are so much alike", "We worship the same prophets you do, naming Jesus, Moses and Abraham", "We hold the Blessed Virgin Mary in the highest regard". And today, Muslims around the world are still burning down Christian churches, beheading those faithful who refuse to convert to Islam and slaughtering the innocent, all in the name of Allah. 
As American philosopher George Santayana once said: "Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."



  1. Well stated.

    May God have mercy on them.

  2. Isn't deception one of the tactics used to shadow the real intention of Islam ? Oddly enough when I read the Koran it is pretty cut and try they want to kill the infidel, which is to my understanding is anyone who is not Muslim.

  3. And as a postscript to the Ayatollah Khomeini story, no one happened to notice this all took place during the Jimmy Carter administration. One of the first things that happened after he returned to Iran was to overrun the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take all the U.S. personnel hostage. Today, Barack Hussein Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like a Boy Scout.

  4. I like your blog. :) I agree with everything I've read so far. Nice to know there are more of us out there speaking up.


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