Talmud & Shariah Law Compared

(Henry Makow notes: This provocative article reflects the conclusions of a study too long to post here. I have no knowledge of Sharia and present this as an invitation for discussion. In my view, the Illuminati agenda is to pit Christians against Muslims in order to consolidate Jewish power. )

by John Kunkle(henrymakow.com) May 27, 2013

The Arabic word Taqiyya means “deceit” or “dissimulation.” Muslims are not supposed to lie to one another, but there are times when this is acceptable: According to Bukhari (vol. 3:857 page 533) “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.” This also includes lying to your wife and lying in warfare. The Prophet himself said, ‘War is deceit,” Bukhari vol. 4:267 and 269.)
Lying to non-Muslims is another matter. In fact, Islam permits Muslims to lie anytime they perceive that their own well-being, or that of Islam, is threatened. Especially if there is an objective to be achieved that is desirable for Islam, then it is permissible for Muslims to lie in order to achieve that objective.
The book of Islamic law, Reliance of the Traveler (or the ‘Umdat al-Salik), states on pg. 746:
“Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it.  When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible…”
The Talmud declares that goyem (non-Jews) are animals. Therefore, it is not possible to lie to them or break a contract or steal their property because they are just animals and have no rights as a human being.
While the Shariah does not consider non Muslims to be animals, they do consider them second class citizens with lesser rights than non Muslims.
The earlier portions of the Koran, when the Prophet lived in Mecca and his group was a minority, are moderate, peaceful and tolerant. These earlier verses were cancelled when the Prophet completed the pilgrimage to Medina.
When Muslims grew powerful, the replacement verses added later reflect harsh intolerance for non Muslims and advocate the use of violence to subjugate infidels and convert them to Islam.
Muslims will cite these earlier verses to non Muslims, and will ignore the more violent and rigorous verses. Muslims will not express their hostility to unbelievers openly. This is another form of Taqiyya.
Here is a quotation from the Koran:
“Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution (prevention), that ye may Guard yourselves from them (prevent them from harming you.) But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah.” (Q 3:28)
Ibn Kathir was an Islamic scholar who wrote one of the most authoritative commentaries on the Koran. This is what he said about Muslims pretending to befriend infidels:
“Unless you indeed fear a danger from them’ meaning, except those believers who in some areas or times fear for their safety from the disbelievers. In this case, such believers are allowed to show friendship to the disbelievers outwardly, but never inwardly….’We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.” (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, vol. 2, 141)
Not only may Muslims deceive non-believers, it is even legitimate for Muslims to behave in ways normally completely contrary to their faith. For instance, given such circumstances, a Muslim may drink alcohol, skip prayers and fasting during Ramadan, renounce belief in Allah and even pretend homage to a deity other than Allah, and utter insincere oaths. It is important to understand the concept of taqiyya so as not to be taken in by such tactics.
(Source: Clare M. Lopez, a senior fellow at the Clarion Fund, is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, and counter terrorism issues.)

The Talmud has very similar provisions with regard to how Jews may act around goyem. They may befriend them. They may lie and deceive them. They have no obligations to them, including saving their lives if they can.
The one difference between the laws of the Talmud and the laws of Shariah is that Shariah distinguishes between Muslims and non Muslims. It is a religious distinction, not a racial distinction.
The Talmud distinguishes between Jews and non-Jews (goyem). A Jew is someone who has a Jewish mother. The person is considered Jewish by race, even if he or she is not a practicing Jew. There are people who convert to Judaism. They are Jews by religion not race.


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