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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Man Tries To Board Plane With hidden knife

A man with a one way ticket to Yemen tried to board a plane with a knife carefully hidden in a book. The book had been carved out and the knife hidden inside. The man, Mohammed Ghanem (imagine that, a Muslim name) is being held on half a million dollar bond and could get 10 years in jail.

I know that it is OK for Muslims to lie in order to benefit Islam but how stupid does this terrorist in training think we are? Does he expect us to believe that he does know how a knife got in a hollowed out book?

This guy was trying to pull one over and we do not know exactly what it was but ten years in jail should give him some time to think about what he was trying to do.

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Cross Posted at Big Dog's Weblog


Anonymous said...

A very good post with caution expressed.

The Arabic word, "Takeyya", means "to prevent," or guard against. The principle of Al Takeyya conveys the understanding that Muslims are permitted to lie as a preventive measure against anticipated harm to one's self or fellow Muslims.

Here are some provisions for Takeyya in Islam

Most Muslims are familiar with the principles of Islam that will justify lying in situations where they sense the need to do so. Among these are:

War is deception.
The necessities justify the forbidden.
If faced by two evils, choose the lesser of the two.
These principles are derived from passages found in the Quran and the Hadith.

In the Quran, Allah, allegedly, says:
" Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth Allah make clear to you His signs, that ye may be grateful." Surah 5:89

"Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness (vain) in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts; and He is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing." Surah 2:225

"Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief, except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith - but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty." Surah 16: 106

The noted Islamic commentator, Al-Tabary explained Surah 16:106 as a verse that had been revealed to Mohammed after he learned that Ammar Ibn Yasser was forced to deny his faith in Mohammed when kidnapped by the Banu Moghera tribe. Mohammed consoled Ammar by telling him, "If they turned, you turn." (Meaning: if they again capture you, you are allowed to deny me again.)

These and similar passages from the Quran clearly reveal that Muslims' unintentional lies are forgivable and that even their intentional lies can be absolved by performing extra duties.

It is also clear that if forced to do so, Muslims can lie while under oath and can even falsely deny faith in Allah, as long as they maintain the profession of faith in their hearts.

Please visit The Pen vs. the Sword for additional information.

Rosemary said...

Hi Big Dog. Great catch. Where did you find this news? I haven't heard anything about it. Then again, today was opening day for football, so I wasn't really looking. :)