The establishment media is always ready to explain to us how, despite the ever-mounting body count of jihad warfare, Islam is entirely benign and teaches peace and tolerance.
To pull off this legerdemain requires advanced skill in the art of deception — a level of skill that was on display in a recent BuzzFeed piece designed to show us that Islam doesn’t teach deception at all, contrary to the claims of those nasty right-wing “Islamophobes.”
In assuring us that taqiyya, deception of unbelievers in Islam, is not really Islamic, BuzzFeed served up generous helpings of deception.
Ishmael N. Daro of BuzzFeed writes: “Mohammad Fadel, an expert on Islamic law at the University of Toronto, described taqiyya (and its many alternative spellings) as ‘a doctrine of prudential dissimulation’ that arose from a time when Muslims were minorities in hostile societies. It instructed Muslims that hiding one’s faith could be permissible to escape persecution. It’s more closely associated with the Shiite branch of Islam, whose adherents are themselves often minorities within Muslim societies.”