“They said that Taliban commander deceived them in the name of jihad and Islam.”
Qur’an 3:28 warns believers not to take unbelievers as “friends or helpers” (ÙŽØ£ÙŽÙˆÙ’Ù„ÙÙŠÙŽØ§ — a word that means more than casual friendship, but something like alliance), “unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them.” This is a foundation of the idea that believers may legitimately deceive unbelievers when under pressure. The word used for “guard” in the Arabic is tuqÄtan (ØªÙÙ‚ÙŽØ§Ø©Ù‹), the verbal noun from taqiyyatan — hence the increasingly familiar term taqiyya.
Ibn Kathir says that the phrase Pickthall renders as “unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them” means that “believers who in some areas or times fear for their safety from the disbelievers” may “show friendship to the disbelievers outwardly, but never inwardly. For instance, Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Ad-Darda’ said, ‘We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.’ Al-Bukhari said that Al-Hasan said, ‘The Tuqyah [taqiyya] is allowed until the Day of Resurrection.” While many Muslim spokesmen today maintain that taqiyya is solely a Shi’ite doctrine, shunned by Sunnis, the great Islamic scholar Ignaz Goldziher points out that while it was formulated by Shi’ites, “it is accepted as legitimate by other Muslims as well, on the authority of Qur’an 3:28.” The Sunnis of Al-Qaeda practice it today.
Also, there is Muhammad’s statement, “war is deceit” (Bukhari 4.52.267). He also allowed for lying in battle and between a husband and wife (Muslim 6303). And when he gave permission to one of his followers, Muhammad bin Maslama, to murder one of his critics, Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, he also gave Muhammad bin Maslama permission to lie to Ka’b in order to lure him close enough to be killed (Bukhari 5.59.369).
And Muhammad is the “excellent example of conduct” for Muslims (Qur’an 33:21).
“Beheaded bodies of abducted tribesmen found in Mohmand,” from Dawn, September 21 (thanks to Wimpy):
GHALANAI, Sept 21: The beheaded bodies of three tribesmen, kidnapped by militants a month ago, were found in Khawezai tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Wednesday.
Sources said that Mian Hazrat, Nazeem, and Habib had been kidnapped by militants about a month ago from Palosai area of Khawezai tehsil. Their beheaded bodies were found in Sam Ghakay area of the tribal region. Sources said that volunteers of local peace committee and officials of political administration brought the bodies of Mian Hazrat and Nazeem to agency headquarters hospital in Ghalanai and later handed them over to their relatives. The body of Habib was still lying there, they added….
In Bajaur Agency, 25 militants laid down arms and surrendered to security forces on Wednesday.
Sources said that the surrendered militants belonged to different areas of Salarzai tehsil. They said that the militants, including three commanders, laid down weapons and surrendered to security forces during a tribal jirga.
They told the jirga on oath that they would not keep contacts with militants nor would they provide any kind of support to them in future. They said that Taliban commander deceived them in the name of jihad and Islam….