media for information on Islam. Exactly like un-indicted co-conspirator, Hamas-linked CAIR being the go-to guys for media now.In fact, the F.B.I. had first taken an interest in Mr. Awlaki in 1999, concerned about brushes withmilitants that to this day remain difficult to interpret. In 1998 and 1999, he was a vice presidentof a small Islamic charity that an F.B.I. agent later testified was “a front organization to funnelmoney to terrorists.” He had been visited by Ziyad Khaleel, a Qaeda operative who purchased a battery for Osama bin Laden’s satellite phone, as well as by an associate of Omar AbdelRahman, the so-called Blind Sheik, who was serving a life sentence for plotting to blow up NewYork landmarks.Still more disturbing was Mr. Awlaki’s links to two future Sept. 11 hijackers, Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaq Alhazmi. They prayed at his San Diego mosque and were seen in long conferenceswith the cleric. Mr. Alhazmi would follow the imam to his new mosque in Virginia, and 9/11investigators would call Mr. Awlaki Mr. Alhazmi’s “spiritual adviser.”That al-Awlaki was go-to guy for the media right after 911 best exhibits the practice of taqiya, and taqiya should have been the focus of the Times piece. According to one FBI agent, Awlaki“was at the center of the 9/11 story.”Taqiyya, or not showing their faith openly by means of pretense, dissimulation, or concealment,is a special type of LYINGwhich is taught and used byShi'a Muslims, cf.Sunni Muslims and
Taqiyya."Taqiyya" (or taqiyyah) is related to the terms "taqwa'" and "taqi'" - all have the rootmeaning of "guarding" something, in this case, the Islamic faith.
Taqiya is required [in Islam].
The Times does not mention or explore taqiya. Instead it lies for the liar. It advances the falsenarrative as painting Awlaki as a man of peace who became .......radical, aka devout. The Times paints Awlaki's fundamentalism as some sort of new hat ............. while, of course, blamingAmerica (as a sub-text) for his "radicalism," ie: "
Finally, after the Yemeni authorities,
under American pressure
, imprisoned him in 2006 and 2007, Mr. Awlaki seems to have hardened intoa fully committed ideologist of jihad, condemning non-Muslims and cheerleading for slaughter."
Hardened because of imprisonment as if .................He was a nonviolent moderate until the United States attacked Muslims openly in Afghanistanand Iraq, covertly in Pakistan and Yemen, and even at home, by making targets of Muslims for raids and arrests. He merely followed the religious obligation to defend his faith, he said.
“What am I accused of?” he asks in a recent video bearing the imprint of Al Qaeda in theArabian Peninsula. “Of calling for the truth? Of calling for jihad for the sake of Allah? Of calling to defend the causes of the Islamic nation?”
This is Islam. Taqiya -- lies and decption to advance Islam is a mandate. You say one thing to theWest, the infidel, the kuffar and another to the ummah (the worldwide Muslim community), the