Al Arian in the dock
* Â “The prosecutor is aginst crime, that’s a hate crime!”
* Â Islamo-logic at its best: from the ‘perverting everything’ department
Al-Arian defenders try to put his prosecutor on trial
It’s not that Al-Arian has admitted to aiding Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and has clearly been deeply involved in jihadist activity in the U.S. It’s that his prosecutor is “anti-Muslim.” This is another variation of the phenomenon I discussed here: if you tell the truth about jihad and Islamic supremacism, it must be because you “hate Muslims.” The focus shifts from defendant to prosecutor — which is just what the jihadists want to accomplish.
Comment by dumbledores:
You might like to refer Mr Kromberg to an article and discussion by Raymond Ibrahim that appeared here at jihadwatch on 4 July this year: ‘Excusing Taqiyya’:
which includes this paragraph from Mr Ibrahim:
“As for the notion [in the ‘whitewashing’ article under discussion] that “some [Sunnis] reject taqiyya as unacceptable hypocrisy and evidence of cowardice…. Others argue that concealment is warranted under life-threatening circumstances,”
the very first lines of one of the few Arabic books wholly dedicated to treating the doctrine of taqiyya, called al-Taqiyya fi al-Islam (“Taqiyya in Islam”), by Islamic studies professor Sami Makarem, unequivocally states in its opening page:
‘Taqiyya is of fundamental importance in Islam. Nearly every Islamic sect has agreed to it and practices it….Indeed, we can go so far as to say that mainstream Islam practices taqiyya, and that those few sects that do not practice it are aberrant, diverging from the mainstream.’ (p.7)”.
You might also refer him to another article, headlined by Marisol, ‘The Truth Depends on Who’s Listening’, also in jihadwatch this July,
that dealt with Islamic dissimulation and situational speech.
Finally, there’s what Nonie Darwish said in her speech at Berkeley in October 2007:
“On Arab TV, I once saw a Muslim preacher telling little children that lying is not allowed except under three conditions 1- Lying to non-Muslims when it is in the best interest of Islam. 2- Lying to Muslims if it will end conflict between them. And 3rd: Lying to one’s wife to improve the relationship.
“Lying thus has become an obligation in international relationships, Muslim relationships and family relationships.
“Any wonder why Muslims were silent after 9/11?
“Those who expose the lying game are considered traitors.
” By allowing lying, Muslims have created a culture unable to distinguish between lies from truth; truth has become a convoluted game of saving face for the best interest of Islam.”
Since Mr Kromberg is Jewish, it is also worth noting that Ms Darwish, in the same speech, discussed the virulent and habitual antisemitism of Arab Muslim society, and the habit of blaming everything on the Jews). For example, about 9/11, she said:
“I was happy to return to the US on the evening of Sept. 10th. 2001. The next morning I saw the second airplane hit the twin towers, I knew ‘Jihad has come to America.’ Muhammad Attah was from Cairo, the same city I came from.
“I called several friends in Cairo, they were all in denial and said ‘How dare you say that Arabs did this? Don’t you know this is a Jewish conspiracy?’
“â€¨These were not radicals, but ordinary Egyptians who otherwise are very nice people.
“I hung up the phone and felt alone and disconnected from my culture of origin.
” Once again, my people are accusing the Jewish people of something we know very well, we Arabs have done ourselves. In any religion this is considered a sin, but in the eyes of radical Islam, Jews do not deserve the truth, justice or mercy. ”
We can all see where the real animus lies, in this al-arian case. The Muslims are totally freaked out and spitting mad at the very idea of a despised JEW – badabadaboom! – being in charge of the prosecution. An unfoolable Jew, more to the point.
I think they’re even madder, because Mr Kromberg has ‘blown the gaff’ by publicly drawing to the jurors’ attention the unpleasant fact that Islam permits lying to the kafir, lying in Time of War.
Look at the article again:
“Kromberg argued to the jury that Timimi and the other Muslim witnesses â€” their testimony should be disregarded just on the basis of their religion,” al-Timimi’s defense lawyer, Edward MacMahon Jr., said. “I think it’s an outrageous thing to argue in the courtroom. Imagine that directed at any other religion.””
Yeah. In the case of *any other religion*, it *would* be outrageous. But Islam is not *like* “any other religion” – precisely because it opens the door to lying. Witness, Professor Sami Makarem and his book on Taqiyya in Islam, referenced by Raymond Ibrahim.
Posted by: dumbledoresarmyÂ atÂ August 1, 2008 5:35 PM