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"War is Deception", said Muhammad, Prophet of Islam

The art of taqiyya: religiously mandated lies, omission and deception to advance Islam:

Islamo Headbanger Yusuf al Qaradawi Urges Western Muslims to ‘Liberalize’

Outwardly, anyway: Yusuf al-Qaradawi expounds the doctrine of taysir, which allows Muslims to practice a more “relaxed” version of Islam — so long as their hearts cling to the more “uptight” version.

A recent episode of the popular Arabic showal-Sharia wa al-Haya (Law and Life), which airs weekly on Al Jazeera and features renowned Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, addressed the important yet little known Muslim concept of taysir (pronounced “tey-seer”).

Qaradawi, who is touted by the likes of John Esposito and CAIR as a “moderate” — even as he legitimizes suicide attacks against Israel (including by women) and death for apostates — explained that, according to fiqh al-taysir (the “jurisprudence of ease”), Islam (like Catholicism) offers Muslims dispensations, whenever needed: “For Allah desires ease for you, not hardship” (Koran 2:185; see also 5:6, 4:26-28, 2:286). For instance, Muslims traveling during the month of Ramadan or engaged in jihad need not observe the obligatory fast. Raymond Ibrahim from Pajamas Media explains……

The Brits are getting better at deception also, especially when it comes to deceiving themselves:

“Violent” and “Non Violent” Islamists (Harry’s Place)

U.K.: Muslim known for justifying the killing of U.S. and British soldiers is quietly reappointed as “main link between the Metropolitan Police and the Muslim community”

Exactly what kind of message is that expected to send to Britons in general, and to the Vast Majority of Moderate Muslims who probably ought to be outraged at this sort of thing?

You may want to read this one sitting down — especially the part about the Muslim Safety Forum sharing offices with the Islamic Forum of Europe. An update on this story. “Police Muslim forum headed by Islamic extremist,”  by Andrew Gilligan for the Telegraph, via JW

Hirsi Ali explains

“Everybody lies…”

The immigration programme should focus on immigrants who will make a contribution to our country and who are likely to feel proud of their new nationality.

Former refugee Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of Infidel, fleshes out the idea: (Andrew Bolt)

Hussein Obama wasn’t quite as opposed to the disgraceful freeing of the Lockerbie bomber as he now claims:

Obama White House backed release of Lockerbie jihad bomber (the Muslim POTUS Obama is a master in the art of deception/JW)

Find out why this is completely unsurprising in The Post-American Presidency. “White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi,” by Jason Allardyce and Tony Allen-Mills in The Australia

THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya. (Andrew Bolt: Obama wasn’t quite so tough on the bomber last year)

Just a little bit of peril: U.K. government names Islamic supremacist groups, including al-Muhajiroun and Hizb ut-Tahrir, as “safety valves” for Muslims “tempted by terrorism”

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile – hoping it will eat him last.” — Winston Churchill

Speaking of “safety valves,” the British government hoping for some of its own here, attempting to mollify the “extremist” Muslims in the U.K. enough to head off acts of violent jihad.

It will backfire. “Hizb ut Tahrir is not a gateway to terrorism, claims Whitehall report,” by Andrew Gilligan for the Telegraph, via JW

“Aiding and abetting Muslim designs in the Balkans, in the hope that this will earn some credit for the United States in the Islamic world, has been a major motive of American policy in the region since at least 1992”

“It has never yielded any dividends, of course, but repeated failure only prompts the architects of the policy to redouble their efforts.”

Indeed. And that goes also for Pakistan, and so many, many other venues.

“ICJ Ruling: Blow to Serbia, Boon to Tadić & Jeremić,” by Srdja Trifkovic at the Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies, thanks to JW

Turkish columnist says that “liberal Muslim” Mustafa Akyol is actually an Islamic supremacist working for restoration of caliphate

“Akyol is working to further “Islamists’ global ambition to play the modern day, Muslim Trojan Horse at the gates of western civilization.”

Ibn Warraq: “It’s no good pretending that somehow the real Islam is tolerant, the real Islam is feminist, and so on”

Often obscured and confused: the distinction between Islam and “Islamism,” and that between the teachings of Islam and Muslims as individuals.

“Modernity and the Muslims: A transcript of a discussion at St. Francis College,” at City Journal:


The left’s strange hostility to Hirsi Ali

Update:

lsam is built on sexual inequality and on the surrender of individual responsibility and choice. This is not just ugly; it is monstrous.   Facing up to radical Islam by Ayaan Ali Hirsi, the most hated woman in the ‘Islamic world’….

MARK STEYN: Nicholas Kristof is just the latest great thinker to talk himself into a rosy view of Islam…

The left has other priorities.  Mohammedanism doesn’t  make the top ten or twenty list of things that are wrong with Canada or Western Civilization. They’re not the ones who want to teach fisting to schoolchildren, or believe human breath is poisonous, or that we needed to go into deficit fifty large, or penalize soccer teams for scoring too many goals, etc.,etc. (how very boring indeed!)

From Andrew Bolt:

The latest is Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times. Reviewing Ayaan’s new book Nomad, he begins:

“She has managed to outrage more people—in some cases to the point that they want to assassinate her—in more languages in more countries on more continents than almost any writer in the world today. Now Hirsi Ali is working on antagonizing even more people in yet another memoir.”

That’s his opening pitch: if there are those who wish to kill her, it’s her fault because she’s a provocateuse who’s found a lucrative shtick in “working on antagonizing” people. The Times headlines Kristof’s review “The Gadfly,” as if she’s a less raddled and corpulent Gore Vidal. In fact, she wrote a screenplay for a film; Muslim belligerents threatened to kill her and her director; they made good on one half of that threat. This isn’t shtick.

Despite being a bit of an old showbiz queen, I’m not much for the huggy-kissy photo wall of me sharing a joke with various luvvies. I make an exception on the bureau behind my desk for a shot of yours truly and a beautiful woman, Somali by birth, Dutch by citizenship, at a beachfront bar in Malibu at sunset. I like the picture because, while I look rather bleary with a few too many chins, my companion is bright-eyed with a huge smile on her face and having a grand old time—grand, that is, because of its very normality: a crappy bar, drinks with cocktail umbrellas, a roomful of blithely ignorant California hedonists who’ll all be going back home at the end of the evening to Dancing With the Stars or Conan O’Brien or some other amusement.

Her fault for not submitting to Islam

Leftist brainfarts are becoming increasingly toxic….

Ayaan Hirsi Ali can’t lead that life. She lives under armed guard and was forced to abandon the Netherlands because quite a lot of people want to kill her. And not in the desultory behead-the-enemies-of-Islam you-will-die-infidel pro forma death-threats-R-us way that many of us have perforce gotten used to in recent years: her great friend and professional collaborator was murdered in the streets of Amsterdam by a man who shot him eight times, attempted to decapitate him, and then drove into his chest two knives, pinning to what was left of him a five-page note pledging to do the same to her.

Continue reading The left’s strange hostility to Hirsi Ali

CNN: Naser Khader, Tariq Ramadan and Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Thanks to Islam in Europe

Update: Show transcript added.

This seems to be a segment of a much larger discussion. I’ll update the post when the entire episode is up. Meanwhile, to sum up:

Christiane Amanpour – The Power of the Interview – CNN.com

Hirsi Ali: This is not a debate about religion, but about social and political values and there is There is a clash between Muslim values and European values. Just because Muslims live in Europe does not make Islam European

Ramadan: Muslims speak the local language and are law abiding and therefore, Islam is European. He seems to claim that the veil has nothing to do with identity, but, unless I missed it, he never actually gets around to proving his point.

Naser Khader: The burka is a symbol of political Islam and the majority of Muslims reject political Islam.

See also here.

Hirsi Ali: This is not a debate about religion, but about social and political values and there is There is a clash between Muslim values and European values. Just because Muslims live in Europe does not make Islam European

Ramadan: Muslims speak the local language and are law abiding and therefore, Islam is European. He seems to claim that the veil has nothing to do with identity, but, unless I missed it, he never actually gets around to proving his point.

Naser Khader: The burka is a symbol of political Islam and the majority of Muslims reject political Islam.

See also here.