The word "Taqiyya" literally means: "Concealing, precaution, guarding.” It is employed in disguising one's beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralising any criticism of Islam or Muslims.Steve Emerson was on Glenn Beck's show last week discussing a recent "kumbaya, we are all Allah's children" letter signed by over 100 Muslim clerics and delivered to the Pope. Emerson said that the letter is a load of rubbish. Many of the signers have ties to radical organizations and some have issued fatwas calling for "death to the infidels." The letter, he said, is more evidence of Muslim deception. He also said that "things are worse than ever" in regard to the political correctness of our institutions such as the FBI. That is discouraging news.
Falsehoods told to prevent the denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur'an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a “religion of peace”. A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart. Islam Watch.
When we ask "Where are the moderate voices of Islam," we should also ask where are the western leaders who will demand the truth and not accept the lies and deception of groups like CAIR or the Muslim American Society (formerly known as the Muslim Brotherhood). And when we find a moderate Muslim like Bhutto or Musharraf, we must work with them. She may have baggage but Benazir Bhutto is a moderate Muslim willing to speak out against radicalism and at a much greater risk than the rest of us face. Unlike the western politicians who refuse to confront or publically acknowledge the motives of organizations like CAIR or the MAS, when Cal Thomas asked Bhutto about Islamic radicals active in in the west, she answered:
"They are infiltrating (the United States and England). What I am hearing is that they now want to buy people off (and) plant people in intelligence and the military." Bhutto described the radicalization of Islam, which she said is virtually unchallenged in the Islamic world: "When I was a young girl, my Islamic teachers said everybody can have their own religion. Now they say you cannot (even) talk to others about their religion. You used to be able to marry anyone who is from the Abrahamic tradition - people of the Book - but (Muslims) are now taught you can't marry anyone (who doesn't have your) interpretation (of Islam)."Radical Islam is unchallenged in the Islamic world and having a good go of it with the rest of us. Its hard to tell who the biggest deceivers are: radical Muslims or ourselves.
*******Speaking of radicals, Jimmy Carter was interviewed on the BBC last week and called Dick Cheney, a "militant" and repeated the smear that Cheney was a draft dodger who had never served in the military. Is there a nastier, more "holier than thou" person than Jimmy Carter? Carter had to know that the use of "militant" would imply "terrorist." I have to believe that history will judge Carter as not only one of the worst Presidents in US history, but also as one of the worst, if not "the worst" of former Presidents.
******According to Andrew Liveris, the Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Company, the high cost of oil is going to put another nail in the coffin of American manufacturing which finances 70 per cent of all business research and development. He says that the lack of a comprehensive energy policy has resulted in an energy crisis which is much worse than the high cost of fuel for our cars.
The real energy crisis we face today is much graver because it has ballooned into a manufacturing crisis. It is now undermining the very things that have made this country so great for so long — its economic prowess, its education system, its strong history of innovation and invention, and, last but certainly not least, its basic national-security and influence in the world.
Can't we all just get along?
Another old man has incurred the wrath of the left. DNA pioneer, Dr James Watson, a formerly respected 79 year old scientist, says that blacks have a different kind of intelligence and the world either ballistically denounces his statements or like the EB goes silent.
A high-ranking black Police union official calls for more ethnic profiling in the UK. He says the black and Asian communities are calling for it as a way to do something about the runaway "knife crime" which is taking a heavy toll on their children. The story has been largely ignored in the US. It's not hard to figure out why.
Jena, Louisiana. Apparently, it is more hateful to hang a noose than to beat a person unconscious for hanging a noose. The assailants are seen as defenders of the black race while the victim got what he deserved. It looks like we are seeing a backlash against high incarceration rates for black males.
Clarence Thomas was on Hugh Hewitt's show for 2 hours last week talking about his biography which is currently a best seller. Raised first by a single mother and then his grand parents in South Carolina. Educated at Holy Cross and Yale Law, he's a clear thinker whose unforgivable sin is being conservative while black. Thomas pointed out that upholding the constituiton is more imperative than achieving a desired outcome. Black activists seem to hold the view that the constitution is relevant only when it supports their positions.