Barack Obama and Taqiyya: Is There an Islamic Explanation for the Lies?

Speaking of “ISIL is not Islamic”… it kind of makes one wonder, when your President grew up and was schooled in a culture that believes lying can be honorable and righteous… is he practicing Taqiyya on us, all the time?

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Consider this entry from Islam Watch: “Understanding Taqiyya ― Islamic Principle of Lying for the Sake of Allah.”

The word “Taqiyya” literally means: “Concealing, precaution, guarding.” It is employed in disguising one’s beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralising any criticism of Islam or Muslims.

Falsehoods told to prevent the denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur’an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a “religion of peace”. A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart.

Can you imagine the response if a noted journalist had the guts to ask:

“Mr. President, it is well-known you were educated in a Madrassa, and that Islam permits–even encourages and commends—lying (or Taqiyya). We could pick any of your numerous false statements over the past six years and wonder if we’re merely dealing with a debauched politician, or something more dark and sinister.

“I’m referring to any number of statements: “The Obamacare debates will be on C-SPAN”; “all bills will be available online with enough time for citizens to read them”; “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” etc., etc.—all categorically documented as untrue.

“Is considering Muslim ethics not a fair line of reasoning, given your background? Why should anyone trust a word you say?”