“A Muslim is permitted to say things that oppose his beliefs in order to prevent damages or to be saved from death.”
When I point that out, I get called an “Islamophobe.” I’m told this is a Shi’ite idea that Sunnis shun — although those who claim this never seem to be aware of the Qur’anic sanction it is given (3:28 and 16:106).
What are you, Hamas, some kind of Islamophobes?
I wonder if the people who have claimed I am “Islamophobic” for pointing out things like this will be ready to denounce Hamas now.
“Hamas: We”re Allowed to Lie,” from Israel National News (thanks to Sr. Soph):
(IsraelNN.com) Hamas leaders spoke to the Arabic language Ash-Sharq il-Awsat newspaper recently and explained that as Muslims, they are allowed to lie. In an interview printed on Thursday, senior Hamas terrorists explained, “A Muslim is permitted to say things that oppose his beliefs in order to prevent damages or to be saved from death.”
This approach, known in Arabic as “taqiyya,” was behind several Hamas leaders” recent public expression of support for Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, they explained. Senior Hamas terrorists in Samaria, who were recently released from jail, publicly expressed disapproval with the Hamas takeover of Gaza and said they supported the PA forces. The sources quoted in Ash-Sharq il-Awsat explained that the Samarian terrorists” announcement was not a sign of dissent within Hamas ranks, but rather a permitted use of “taqiyya” to deceive Abbas and avoid prison sentences.