Moslem View: It’s Acceptable to Lie

It’s one concept that is very difficult for people raised in Judeo-Christian culture to understand… of course, I’m talking about the Moslem notion that it’s acceptable to lie.  This was covered in a recent issue of Arutz Sheva, which noted:

Hamas leaders spoke to the Arabic language Ash-Sharq il-Awsat newspaper recently and explained that as Muslims, they are allowed to lie. In an interview printed on Thursday, senior Hamas terrorists explained, “A Muslim is permitted to say things that oppose his beliefs in order to prevent damages or to be saved from death.”   This approach, known in Arabic as “taqiyya,” was behind several Hamas leaders’ recent public expression of support for Palestinian Authority

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