Taqiyya is the Sharia Muslim belief that any form of deception is permissible, even praiseworthy, in the cause of Islam.
Brigitte Gabriel is an example of this principle in her moving testimony of how she fled Islam, came to America, and devoted herself to opposing the rising Ummah... only... its not true.
While I don't know her history, what is true and what is not from her moving testimony, what is clearly true is that she is a major advocate FOR Islam and the Ummah in the US and the West. I've written previously about Brigitte Gabriel's taqiyya organization "Act for America" in the past. A recent begging e-mail from them confirms what I've been saying for years with the following key admission:
"We disagree with Ali’s characterization that ACT! for America is an “anti-Muslim group,” given our support for Muslim leaders and organizations that include people like Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Manda Ervin, and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser. "
And this is precisely the problem with ACT and why many of us will never support them and why all freedom loving people should oppose this organization.
Act! for America is not anti-Muslim. It IS Muslim: Muslim taqiyya.
Knowing firsthand what Ms. Gabriel knows about countries that have fallen to Islam she has to know that they often use the "soft" operatives first to establish their bases. This is how the Ummah expands. It pushes the taqiyya that Islam is a religion of peace. It says its just the "bad Muslims" that are "radical." "We are good Muslims..." But this is not true! ALL true and devout Muslims support the global Sharia. It is mandated by al Qu'ran and al Hadith that they must! Establishing the global Sharia based caliphate IS the Sunnah (core teaching) of Islam! If one does not support this one is not even true Muslim according to the Muslim scriptures and rulings of the clerics, both Sunni and Shia. Such false Muslim kuffār are killed by the true Muslims. Brigitte Gabriel is well aware of this fact.
Despite this incontrovertible fact, she and her organization supports these allegedly "liberal Muslims" expanding Islam in the US and elsewhere exactly as the Muslim Brotherhood documents retrieved by Interpol in November, 2001 demonstrate and as their very words declare. Ms. Gabriel has to be doing these things intentionally. Those who support her work are helping to advance the cause of Islam. Its just that simple.
ACT! for America says: "The Ummah is fine, we just want the right kind of Muslims."
Islam is seeking a global caliphate and ACT! is supporting them.
Eight Reasons Not To Become Muslim John of AllFaith (formerly Muhammad Yahya Saleem)
There is much about the deen of Islam and Sufism that I deeply admire. That's why I reverted (I've been a Wahabi and closely associated with the Sufis at various times in the past).
Having said that, the more I learned the more I realized that as a sincere lover of God I could not remain within Islam. Here are eight reasons I suggest you don't either!
First (in no particular order), the history revealed in al Qu'ran (the main Muslim scripture) is not accurate. From the texts it is clear that al Qu'ran was directly plagiarized from the Torah of Moses, from the Tanakh (i.e. the rest of the Hebrew Bible), from the books of the B'rit Hadashah (i.e. the New Testament), from the Zoroastrian Avesta and from the Hindu Vedas.
With regard to the Torah this plagiarism is especially troubling as al Qu'ran takes most of the stories ascribed as occurring between Abraham and Isaac and replaces Isaac with Ishmael, thus undercutting the foundation of both Judaism and Christianity. For instance, that Abraham offered Ishmael in sacrifice rather than Isaac etc. By doing this Muhammad sought to replace/steal the sacred literature of one people (the Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians) as his own. Based on this plagiarism Muhammad instructs Muslims to kill the Jews and Christians who refuse to accept Islam. No other religion has ever done this to this degree. Christians use/accept the Hebrew scriptures but do not plagiarize nor alter them.
Second. As a northern Arab Muhammad was probably a physical descendant of Abraham and Ishmael however there is no way Islam was the religion of Abraham nor of Ishmael. The god of the Muslims before Muhammad was the ba'al Hubal-Sin, the master (ba'al) of the Moon. This is why the crescent moon is so important in Islamic iconography. We the see this ancient religion throughout Islamic teaching.
As Islam admits, before Muhammad the Arabs worshiped 360 different gods. Chief among these was the Canaanite Moon god. Allah is not a Hebrew word, let alone the name of the God of Abraham. The name Allah simply means "the-god" in Arabic, akin to the Hebrew word el (power). It does not refer to the Named God of Abraham (HaShem haGadol) but to the Moon god known as Al-ilah because he was the chief of the Arab pantheon of gods and goddesses. Based on conversations with Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus and Christians the warlord Muhammad wanted a "One God" to rally his people around for war in order to conquer the planet militarily.
As Muhammad sought to unify the 360 gods under his one god with him as prophet, he was violently rejected by his fellow Pagans. Muhammad then fled to Medina, raised an army, and then returned to Mecca giving the people a choice: Accept him as the Final Messenger of the one Allah or die.
Practically every Muslim shrine in the world still includes an image of the crescent moon of Al-ilah their god. Islam is NOT an Abrahamic religion, it is Ba'al worship.
With the sword warlord Muhammad and his armies began the religion of Islam and by the sword they spread it, murdering all who refuse to embrace the deen as occasion permits. They also destroyed countless ancient shrines throughout their conquests of India and other places. That this continues today is evident from the tragic destruction of the ancient Buddhas of Bamyan in 2003. As Islam is established it destroys all other cultures and historic treasures it encounters. It is true that the Northern Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael. Beyond that, its all based on deliberate falsehoods (which of course most modern Muslims do not know and will adamantly deny).
Allah: The Pagan Moon God
Third. Unlike other religions Islam is more than "just a religion." It is an entire social system aimed at global conquest and enslavement. The deen or religion of Islam is beautiful, spiritual, devout and moving... however there is much more to Islam than the deen. Islam is also, equally, the ummah (political system) and sharia (legal system). ALL Muslims are required by al Qu'ran, al Hadith (the stories of the past times of Muhammad -- accepted by the Sunni as equal to al Qu'ran), etc to completely submit ("islam") to all the branches of Islam. To reject one of these is to reject all according to Islamic authorities.
Fourth. The Ummah of Islam is commanded in al Qu'ran and other Muslims sources to work toward establishing a global caliphate (a world Muslim government based on strict observance of sharia law). Last time they tried to do this was shortly after the death of Muhammad (June 8, 632 CE). This led to the attempted destruction of all religions other than Islam beginning with the Jews, Hindus and Christians.
On August 26, 636 Byzantine fell before the Muslim armies at the battle of Yarmouk and all of Syria was conquered to the Taurus. To those who were paying attention it was obvious that the followers of Muhammad intended to fulfill his dream of a global Muslim Caliphate under Imam Madhi. We read::
The Prophet (PBUH and HF) said: "Even if the entire duration of the world's existence has already been exhausted and only one day is left [before the day of judgment], Allah will expand that day to such a length of time, as to accommodate the kingdom of a person from my Ahlul-Bayt who will be called by my name [i.e. Imam Madhi]. He will fill out the earth with peace and justice as it will have been full of injustice and tyranny (by then)."
Sahih al-Tirmidhi, v2, p86, v9, pp 74-75 Sunan Abu Dawud, v2, p7
Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v1, pp 84,376; V3, p63
In February 637, the Persian army was devastated at Qadasiya, just south of Hira. All of Iraq was occupied by the armies of the Muslim Ummah, including Ctesiphon, its capital (just south of Baghdad).
In 640 Egypt was occupied by the Islamic Ummah; that same year the magnificent Persian Empire ceased to exist. In what remained of the Roman Christian Empire the Church was divided into two main bodies. The Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church was centered in Constantinople (now Istanbul in northwest Turkey), and the Roman Orthodox Catholic Church, remained centered in various villages having lost Rome. The Ummah during this period was threatening the very existence of the Church and culture, both east and west, and all other religions and cultures as well.
Between 661 and 750 CE the armies of the Islamic Ummah conquered a large portion of the known world, mainly China was excepted. Determined that Allah's Shariah (laws) were to be observed everywhere on earth, the forces of Islam flowed into Europe in torrents with seemingly unstoppable force and it appeared that the global Muslim Caliphate was all but certain.
But the expansion of the religion-based kingdom of Mohammed Mustafa was finally halted in 732 at Tours in central France by the "stout hearted army of Franks' and their leader Charles Martel" (grandfather of Charlemagne) and driven back from the bulk of the Europa.
Imam Madhi had not yet come.
Muslims today are convinced that his coming is now imminent and they are again seeking to establish the global caliphate nightmare over which their prophecies say he and Isa (i.e. Y'shua/Jesus) will rule.
This is established history.
ALL Muslims are obligated to support this move and any who refuses can be (and often are) legally executed under sharia. To become a Muslim one must submit to and support this system global enslavement.
Fifth. Many of the required and enforced Sharia laws are absolutely barbaric. To see what the proper implementation of Sharia looks like look to the Taliban in Afghanistan prior to 9-11. They were following the teachings of Islam correctly. They are the illustration of what a global caliphate would look like if successful. They are not "Islamic extremists" they were merely obedient Muslims. There is no such thing as "moderate" or "liberal" Islam! One either submits fully to Allah or one does not. If one does, one will look like the Taliban, Bin Laden etc. This includes the public executions of Muslims and non-Muslims alike who fail to submit ("islam") completely to Sharia, to women who allow their ankles to be seen in public, who leave their homes for any reason without a male family member escort, who wear any make up, who speak with a male not their blood relative, who are charged with the "evil eye," with committing or "considering" committing adultery, or fornication, or homosexuality, who are accused of "liberalism," of "feminism," of committing "blasphemy," of holding "Zionist thoughts," of having "Western attitudes"... and whoever leaves Islam or even considers leaving Islam, etc. etc.
Sixth. Anything not specifically approved by Islam is illegal and can result in beatings or a death sentence.
Seventh. Women who marry Muslims in the West and later wish to divorce them for whatever reason frequently discover their husband and children are missing. By the the time the 48 hour waiting period for reporting missing persons passes countless of these children have already arrived in a Muslim country that refuses to send them back, never to be heard from again. Usually they just 'vanish" forever or show up in a few years in Islamic combat fatigues.
Eighth. Under Islam husbands are the unquestioned and unquestionable heads of the house, lord of the wife and master of the children (whether his or his wife's from before the marriage). Mothers serve their children under the father's absolute direction, consent and authority. Questioning this authority allows the husband to beat or even kill the wife at his discretion (usually they get the consent of their imam before killing them but this is not required by Sharia and is usually easily attained). Islam not only allows men to beat their wives, it encourages it as a proper way to "keep them in line" and to "beat Shaitan/demons out of them" as women are prone to demonic possession and to being led astray. No Islamic court would ever side with a woman against her husband in any case.
These are just a few of the reasons I suggest people not convert to Islam and indeed to stand against it if they cherish liberty.
Hope this clarifies my position and helps someone not to make this dreadful mistake.