Issue 53 [@59:48]: Robert Spencer: Author, Islam Unveiled – Islam is a religion and a political system, that dictates that one must carryout warfare against unbelievers until they either convert or submit, and this is the justification that terrorist around the world are using for what they are doing. And that justification is based upon core elements of Islamic tradition. That being the case, its very difficult for moderate Muslims, peaceful Muslims, to standup within the Islamic community and say this is not part of Islam. They only do so out of conscious deception intending to mislead the Westerners in accord with Islamic doctrine of taqiyya or deception or they do so simply on the basis of being unaware of what Islam actually teaches.
Rebuttal 53: The fundamental core argument in above statement by Spencer is a lie pure and simple. Nowhere does Quran, Islam or Muhammad’s tradition “dictates that one must carryout warfare against unbelievers until they either convert or submit.” If it were so, the documentary makers would not hesitate to quote it. Absence of such a (validated) quote in this documentary is by itself a proof of this lie.
There is no word taqiyya or any implied reference to it in Quran, the source of all Islamic doctrines, nor does taqiyya has anything to do with Prophet Muhammad. Nowhere does Quran teach deception. Truthfulness is the very purpose of the message of Quran. For example:
7:1. I, Allah, am the Best Knower, the Truthful.
3:95. Say: Allah speaks the truth; so follow the religion of Abraham, the upright one. And he was not one of those who set up partners (with Allah).
4:112. …And who is more truthful in word than Allah?
9:119. O you who believe, keep your duty to Allah and be with the truthful.
2:42. And do not mix up truth with falsehood, nor hide the truth while you know.
4:19-20. He knows the dishonesty of eyes and what the hearts conceal. And Allah judges with truth. And those whom they call upon besides Him judge not at all! Surely Allah is the Hearing, the Seeing.
On the reverse, we find taqiyya to preach one’s faith as one of the fundamental doctrine of Christianity, by none but St. Paul himself in 1 Corinthians 9 (21st Century King James Version):
19 For though I am free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law;
21 to those who are outside the law, as outside the law (though not outside the law of God, but under the law of Christ), that I might gain those who are outside the law.
22 To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
23 And this I do for the Gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
Not surprising, even the God in Bible sanctions deception – 1 Kings 22:20-23 (New International Version):
20 And the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’
“One suggested this, and another that.
21 Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the Lord and said, ‘I will entice him.’
22 “‘By what means?’ the Lord asked.
“‘I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.
23 “So now the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours. The Lord has decreed disaster for you.”
God in Bible even deceives the prophets – Ezekiel 14:9 (New International Version):
9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out My hand upon him and will destroy him from the midst of My people Israel.
Even the prophets in Bible complain of being deceived by their God – Jeremiah 20:7 (21st Century King James Version):
7 O Lord, Thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived; Thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed. I am in derision daily; every one mocketh me.
If the Paul and God in Bible sanction lying or opportunistic deception, then it is no wonder that Spencer, Trifkovic, Shoebat, Al-Araby, Ye’or and the movie producers are merely carrying out the morality of their scriptures and are plain liars and deceivers without any qualms when they made this documentary. The recent history of global colonization, slavery and exploitations is a testament of taqiyya as practiced by the West, when they first approached foreign lands in guise of traders and priests but ended up enslaving not only the body but also the soul of the nations. Everything and every means was a fair game then and even now to a certain extent, as long it served the interests of the State and the Church.
Spencer might be willfully ignorant, but the fact is that mega-mega-Majority of Muslims neither ratify taqiyya nor endorse “terrorists around the world” nor terrorist acts by individuals, groups, nations or occupying forces because truthfulness and non-aggression and its “justification is based upon core elements of Islamic tradition”. It might be more accurate to state that you, Mr. Spencer are the perpetrator of taqiyya or deception of hate and fear against Islam. The ‘mein kampf‘ of Breivik testifies to it [NY Times].
New International Version – Bible Gateway.com
21st Century King James Version – Bible Gateway.com
Anders Behring Breivik – Manifesto – Wikipedia
Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S. – New York Times
Holy Quran – Muhammad Ali, edited by Zahid Aziz