The Muslim principle of taqqiya — lying to unbelievers — is well-known. There is also the principle of kitman, lying by omission. In addition, the Quran contains several examples in which Mohammed deceived enemies or in which Allah’s deceitfulness is praised.
Although Muslims are admonished to be truthful with each other, the Muslim tradition from the Koran and Hadith allow for lying to your spouse, lying to keep the peace and lying to enemies.
Put altogether, it’s fair to say that Islam has a problem with honesty.
Which is why it was gratifying to see Megyn Kelly, host of “The Kelly Files,” tell the Council of American-Islamic Relations to go pound sand after it demanded she apologize for doing a segment on “Honor Diaries,” a documentary that delves into the misogynistic mistreatment of women in the Muslim world.
Last week, Kelly aired the first segment about the film, which has been shown at many college campuses nationwide, and CAIR demanded an apology. On the next show, her response was blunt: “Well guess what — you’re not getting it.”
On that second segment, she had two guests: Agnieszka Karoluk, senior communications coordinator for CAIR-Chicago; and human rights attorney Brooke Goldstein.
Kelly pointed out that even though the film “Honor Diaries” had been shown at colleges and at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, there have been many universities that have canceled or banned showings after CAIR and other groups complained the movie is “Islamophobic.”
Kelly asked Karoluk why CAIR would want to ban the film, and she replied by citing an official CAIR statement that said, “We are against female genital mutilation, honor killings, any form of violence against women. What we do want to do, however, is tell the public about the funders behind this film so that the public can make their own informed decision about whether or not they want to show it, screen it or watch it.”
When Kelly questioned her veracity, Karoluk denied opposing the film and denied being happy when showings of the film are canceled. But Kelly didn’t surrender, pointing out that Karoluk that very day had sent out a tweet with a smiley face announcing just such a cancellation.
Boring ahead at full steam, though, Karoluk said that the university in question had canceled the film after finding it was funded by “the Clarion Project, which is a well-known Islamophobic organization.”
She then claimed that she, “as a Muslim woman, as a feminist,” was disgusted by the film’s “hate-filled agenda.”
It was at that point that attorney Goldstein pointed out CAIR’s connection to the Muslim Brotherhood.
There was more amusing banter as Karoluk tried to twist and squirm her way around the truth, saying CAIR was a civil rights group, and Goldstein calling the group self-appointed speech police. Goldstein shut the door on Karoluk by asking the million-dollar question: “What’s wrong with the people who are funding the movie — because they’re Jews?”
Militant Islam — which is nigh impossible to distinguish from run-of-the-mill Islam, at least in present day — has always been and remains a threat not just because its adherents blow up buildings and kidnap people for ransom. It is a threat because it is supremely dishonest and feels religiously justified in being so.
Islam assumes the outward form of whatever enemy of the week it wants to overthrow, seeks to insinuate itself and persuade people to lower their defenses, then strikes when the moment is opportune. Sadly, experience has borne out that Muslim world leaders are not to be trusted, often making promises to the infidels, then turning around and saying the opposite to their own people. From President Adams to the present day, Muslims have been causing problems for America.
In olden times, Muslim leaders would round up an army and try to take Christian kingdoms by force. But since repeated efforts never got them a lasting foothold any closer to the heart of Europe than Spain or Constantinople, for a time, there seemed to be a sort of balance achieved. But the Muslim dream of world dominion has not gone away. In the current day, Muslims are trying a new twist on an old game plan, conquering the West in stages by taking advantage of porous borders in Europe and the United States, setting up families and taking over community institutions.
You can see the results throughout Europe, particularly in France, where entire neighborhoods of Muslims occasionally erupt in fits of car burning and vandalism set off by any perceived insult to Islam. Remember the rioting over printing of cartoons featuring depictions of Mohammed?
Or you might recall the 2004 murder of film director Theo Van Gogh over a short movie exposing the violence against women in Islam — an idea similar to that of “Honor Diaries.” The killer, a Dutch Muslim with ties to various terror groups, shot Van Gogh twice on a public street, then walked up and shot him six more times at close range, tried to decapitate him with a knife, then stabbed him in the heart through to his spinal column, then pinned a note to his chest with another knife.
America is not yet as far gone as Europe, though there are rumblings of concern in some parts of the country, such as Dearborn, Michigan, home of the country’s largest mosque, which has gained the nickname Dearbornistan. Then there’s New York, home of Ground Zero and the Ground Zero victory mosque/Islamic community center.
Led by the Obama Administration, which is riddled with Muslim Brotherhood contacts, American liberalism has attempted to wrap Islam in a soft, fuzzy blanket of addled thinking that makes it appear harmless. Foisted onto an ignorant, public-school-educated public, this image is all most Americans know of Islam — and groups like CAIR want to keep it that way.
We should be glad that for now at least there are still people like Megyn Kelly who are willing to talk about the dangers of Islam and stand up to CAIR.