Food for Thought|
Can You Trust a Muslim?
by Jim Mettenbrink
From the time
I arrived in Brookings 14 years ago in 2002, in conversation, I mention
Islam and Muslims. Like any religion, many are adherents simply because
they grew up in a family espousing that religion. Other than the name
they do not know much, nor have any conviction, let alone deep conviction
about their named religion.
On one trip returning from Russia about 15
years ago, a young Muslim man (American citizen) sat next to me.
When the stewardess asked if we wanted anything to drink, I refused
the alcoholic beverages. The Muslim asked me why. I told him
I was a Christian and drinking alcohol did not glorify Jesus in my life.
He said, I am a Muslim and I drink. We had some
more conversation, but it was evident he was a Muslim only because he followed
his family tradition. Because of the severe Muslim discipline
few walk away from the family religion. That said, can you have a
true friendship with Muslims?
Perhaps, but the patriarch calls the shot
in the family. I learned this in studying with a young Muslim in Turkey
over 30 years ago. Usually they will not forsake the family, thus
they adhere to the family religion, even though it is not in their heart.
When you see the imams on the evening news
espousing whatever about Islam and its peacefulness, can you trust them?
In a word, regardless of what they say, the goal of Islam is to control
the entire world under a caliphate eliminating all other religions. They
have a right to kill all non-Muslims and any Muslim not of their particular
brand of Islam (there are five Muslim sects).
Since Islam is a system of works religion,
i.e., in the day of judgement Allah will weigh a persons good vs evil deeds
then determine if the Muslim will go to heaven. The exception is if
a Muslim dies in a holy war (Jihad), then he / she is guaranteed
heaven. This doctrine makes the jihad very appealing to the serious
Muslim. The Jihadist is not radical, he / she is orthodox, doing exactly
as the Quran commands. The so-called moderates are either hypocrites
or ignorant of the Quran.*
The goal is all will submit to
Allah (Islam means submission, not peace).
The process of Islamization of the world involves deception on a grand
scale. Below is a list of the five types of lies authorized in Islam.
So the question becomes, can you trust any Muslim? How does
one know if a Muslim is orthodox or a so-called moderate?
There are only two lies which are unacceptable
in Islam: Lies against Allah and lies against Mohammed. Islam
has five types of authorized lying.
The most common and commonly known
is taqiyya. In general, it is lying to forward the cause
of Islam. An example is challenging Jihad murderous violence cruelty
of the holy war. The average Muslim will say the holy
war is a spiritual struggle with in ones own spirit. That is
a lie, protecting the goal of Islam.
Taysir is the second
type defined In other words, far from liberalizing
Muslim life, taysir allows only for insincere conformity. As Qaradawi
made clear, to practice taysir is not to renounce Shariahs otherwise
harsh obligations; it is to put them on hold till circumstances are more
The third type is Muruna
which appears to be living a lie for the cause of Islam. For example
Huma Abedin (her mother is a major player in the Muslim sisterhood and
her uncle a key Muslim brotherhood figure in Egypt) has been the closest
aid to Hillary Clinton since 1996 when she was an intern working for First
Lady Clinton. She married Anthony Wiener, a Jew! How is it a
Muslim can marry a Jew when the Muslim command is to kill Jews? Muruna!
The living lie to forward Islam. Note this insider Muslim was
the closest aid to Hillary as secretary of state.**
The fourth type is a relatively new
doctrine tawirya is creative lying. Here is the
definition by a Islamic scholar - Tawriya is permissible under
two conditions: 1) that the words used fit the hidden meaning; 2)
that it does not lead to an injustice (injustice as
defined by Sharia, of course, not Western standards). Otherwise,
it is permissible even for a Muslim to swear when lying through tawriya.
The example given by an imam was Because
it is a great sin for Muslims to acknowledge Christmas,
this sheikh counsels Muslims to tell Christians, I wish you the best,
whereby the latter might understand it to mean youre wishing
them best in terms of their [Christmas] celebration. But
here the wily sheikh giggles as he explains by saying
I wish you the best, you mean in your heart I wish you become a Muslim.
The fifth type is Kitman.
It means Muslims are permitted to tell half-truths, or partial truths,
while concealing the greater whole truth. Discussion of jihad
as being only an inner or spiritual struggle is
an example of Kitman, is technically true that jihad refers to a spiritual
struggle, but also conceals the very real physical struggle that is also
encompassed by jihad.
The question: Can you trust a Muslim?
editor: This thought
a faithful Muslim is willing and
seeking to die in Jihad (via suicide bombing, military attack, civilian
terrorism, political espionage, etc.) in order to go to Islam heaven
does beg several valid questions we might ask these so-called faithful.
For example, what about all those trusted
Islamic leaders who teach and command their followers to die in holy war
(Jihad), but yet fervently go to all extremes to avoid dying themselves?
Leaders such as the Ayatollah Khomeini, King Saddam Hussein, Osama
Bin Laden, President Hassan Rouhani, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi; ISIS leader
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Caliph Whatever-His-Name-Will-Be; and the many others
struggling for leadership positions?
Can they be considered truly faithful to Allah
if they vehemently absolutely refuse Jihad for themselves? In refusing
to die themselves in Jihad, are they not lying to Allah and showing disrespect
to Allah through their disobedience? Do they know something terrifying
about Islam heaven that they are avoiding to share with their followers?
Is cowardice why theyre so willing to lie to Allah and their
followers by pretending to be faithful to Him when they know they are not?
And, why would faithful Jihadists want to
avoid death by NOT telling the full truth to outsiders about Jihads
real meaning and Islams actual goals, anyway? Why not truly
anger their chosen enemies to the point of extremely violent resistance
so as to ensure their own deaths
guarantee their own reward of heaven?
Or, if Muslims dying in Jihad is so great
then why not save time & effort for themselves, skip all the bombings
and kidnappings, by instead simply arming and begging their enemies to shoot
Finally, wouldnt the most noble and
honorable Jihad for a faithful Muslim to die in be the overthrow of their
unfaithful Allah-disobedient leaderships?
**EGW editor: Conceivably,
a non-American Muslim
practicing Muruna, Tawirya, and other Islam-approved
forms of lying
might forge documents & life history pretending
to be an American Christian, profusely deny being a Muslim when asked, doing
this in order to obtain and keep some high-ranking American public office.
After taking the oath of office, although sworn to protect American
citizens and their civil liberties, then this person would then gradually
work to betray and peaceably surrender those same citizens and
liberties over to forces who more openly profess the Islamic cause.
By Islamic standards, a disguised Muslim working
so covertly in this necessary deception would still be considered a faithful
Muslim rightly fighting the holy war to further the spread of Islam. Quite
likely, as a Jihadist, this persons ultimate goal would be to die
in office in order to be guaranteed heaven
a death ideally so finagled
as to blame Islamophobic extremists even though actually performed
by another Jihadist also pretending to live either as a Christian or else
as some other non-Muslim.
This Islamic standard of convenient deceit is a
far cry from the Bible's standard of absolute truthfulness.
In Zechariah 8:16, God instructs, These are the things which
you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth
and judgment for peace in your gates.
Psalm 15:2-3 describes those who live according
to Gods instruction, He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness,
and speaks truth in his heart. He does not slander with his tongue, nor
does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
in whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honors those who fear the
LORD; he swears to his own hurt and does not change; he does not put out
his money at interest, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He
who does these things will never be shaken. (NASB)
Ephesians 4:14-16 explains, As a result, we are no longer
to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every
wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects
into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted
and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper
working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the
building up of itself in love.
Ephesians 4:25 reminds us, Therefore, putting away
Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor, for
we are members of one another.
In John 8:42-447, Jesus explains that lying does
not come from God
God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have
come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent
Me. Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because
you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and
you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from
the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth
in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for
he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth,
you do not believe Me. Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If
I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears
the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are
not of God.