On May 13, 1942 eleven Jewish communists belonging to the Herbert Baum terror group — and the Werner Steinbrinck group (also called “Franka Group”) — carried out a cowardly arson attack on the exhibition “The Soviet Paradise” at Berlin’s Lustgarten. Five German civilians were killed in the fire.
Black gunman Jason Nightengale shot seven people, killing four. The only name that has been released is that of a non-black Chinese PhD. student, 30-year Yiran Fan. If the others were also non-black, that would make it what we call a “Disgruntled Minority Massacre” where blacks who believe their problems are caused by “racism” say it with bullets.
After spending the whole summer calling for abolishing the police and supporting deadly anarchist rioters, prominent left-liberal commentators are suddenly cheering on displays of violence by the Salem police department against right-wing groups.
Taqiyya (تقية alternative spellings taqiyeh, taqiya, taqiyah, tuqyah) is a form of religious dissimulation, or a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his Islamic faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are at risk of significant persecution. It is based on Qur’anic verses that instruct Muslims not to “take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers… except by way of precaution,” and to not utter unbelief “except [while] under compulsion”.
This practice is emphasized in Shi’ite Islam whereby adherents may conceal their religion when they are under threat, persecution, or compulsion. Taqiyya, as it is known today, was developed to protect Shi’ites who were usually in the minority and under pressure from the Sunni majority. In the Shi’ite view, taqiyya is lawful in situations where there is overwhelming danger of loss of life or property and where no danger to religion would occur thereby.
The term taqiyya is generally not used among Sunnis. However, it has been discussed in a positive and clear manner by several Sunni scholars such as Ibn Kathir and Al-Suyuti, and the actual concept itself does exist within Sunni jurisprudence (Fiqh). There are also a few historically documented cases of Sunnis practicing taqiyya where it was necessary. For example, in the inquisition miḥna during the Caliphate of al-Ma’mun, a number of Sunni scholars used taqiyya, attesting to the Qur’an as having been created despite believing the opposite.
The word “taqya” in the Quran
There are 10 versions (so called “qira’aat”) of the Arabic Quran that are named by their “readers”. The most famous are Hafs and Warsh. In the verse 3:28, there is a word that was written in the Uthmani script as تقىة. Most versions (like Hafs and Warsh) read it as تقاة (tuqaat), however one version (by Ya’qub al-Yamani) uses the word taqiya (تقية):
Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with Allah, except when taking precaution against them in prudence (تقية, according to qiraa’a by Ya’qub al-Yamani). And Allah warns you of Himself, and to Allah is the [final] destination. Quran 3:28
Misuse of the Word
Critics of Islam are often ridiculed when some of them conflate the doctrine of taqiyya with lying in general. When the subject comes up, most ex-Muslims attest that they had never heard of taqiyyah until they saw people being accused of it on the Internet. Lying in general, as well as in specific situations such as commercial transactions is condemned in various hadith, and the Qur’an condemns various groups for (allegedly) lying about Allah and Muhammad. However, there are some situations in the hadith literature in which Muhammad endorses deception, such as deceiving the opponent in warfare, to facilitate the murder of one of his enemies, when it is better to break an oath than to keep it, or to bring reconciliation between parties (Lying and Deception). This is not termed “taqiyya” though and is in fact a strategem of war that has been employed across the ages and cultures of the world.
As with an other believer in an ideology they are personally invested in, generally when a Muslim seems to be lying about Islam, they are likely either to be simply deluding themselves, or misleading people for much the same reasons as adherents of other religions, who sometimes lie to further or defend their faith, rather than deliberately following some widespread “secret” doctrine of “taqiyya”
Though they pretend to be appalled by the actions of Antifa and Black Lives Matter, those in the Republican Party watch the reactions of their constituents, waiting breathlessly for them to act to defend statues and American sovereignty so they can demonstrate their fealty to the communists by denouncing and swearing to bring their constituents to justice. It is their new role as willing participants in the new nation.
Last week, Kurt Phillips of Anti-Racist Canada (ARC) retired his blog after 13 years.
ARC was an early pioneer of the tactic of “doxing,” where leftists post the addresses, photos of homes, and other personal information of political dissidents in order to threaten and intimidate them into silence. Over the years, Phillips has targeted free speech activists, Canadian nationalists, Proud Boys, immigration skeptics and even the Canadian Yellow Vest movement, sometimes paired with thinly veiled calls to violence.
Early this year, Phillips was himself exposed as a gay communist teacher at St. Anthony’s Catholic school in Drumheller, Alberta, where he continues to work despite revelations of his activities and litigation alleging unethical and potentially illegal behavior.