Taqqiyah…Or, What’s Implicit AboutImplicit
by Gerald A. Honigman
So, did you hear the “good news?”
With Israel poised to invade Gaza to strike out
against those who have deliberately launched dozens of rockets and mortars
against civilians in Israel proper since the latter withdrew from Gaza, Hamas
and Abbas’s Arafatians have come to an agreement.
The good cop/bad cop halves of the same Arab coin
now allegedly will call for a halt to attacks against Jews within Israel’s 1949,
U.N.-imposed, 9-mile wide armistice line existence if the Jews agree to give
away the store.
The media is reporting the story as an implicit
recognition of the Jewish State. And the Arabs are laughing their butts
For many Muslims, obfuscation--deliberate
deceit--is kosher as long as it’s done to promote the cause. It has a name,
taqiyyah, and it is especially proper in times of a threat.
For both Hamas and Abbas’ Fatah, that
cause--whether framed in Dar ul-Islam vs. Dar al-Harb religious or
political language--has no room for a Jewish Israel…regardless of size.
There is no difference between the charters of the
P.L.O. or Hamas when it comes to this subject--despite lies to the contrary. And
those lies are another example of taqiyyah…in this case telling the West what it
wants to here as opposed to reality.
With Israeli tanks on their doorstep in the wake
of the kidnapping of a young soldier stationed at his base in Israel proper
(with subsequent news of another possible kidnapping as well) and the killing
and wounding of others, it’s show time once again…
Tell an all-too-gullible West what it
wants to hear…even if you’re not telling them that at all.
So, if Israel agrees to a total retreat to its
former microscopic, rump state status, and accepts being inundated by millions
of alleged Arab refugees sworn to its destruction, then the good cop/bad
cop team might agree to another of their so-called hudnas…temporary
As many have noted, Arafat's vision of this was
the Peace of the Quraysh. The Muslim Prophet, Muhammad, made a
temporary truce with this pagan tribe until he gained the strength to defeat
them. The late Egyptian ghoul’s vision is identical to that of the current good
cop/bad cop team.
It gets tiring having to repeat all of this stuff.
But the media and others--including the U.S. State Department--act in ways that
makes this repetition necessary.
The most moderate of so-called Palestinian Arab
moderates, the late Faisal al-Husseini, called any dealings with the Jews
merely a Trojan Horse.
And he explained that the real plan was for an
Arab Palestine from the River to the Sea.
Check out both the Arafatians’ and Hamas’
websites, maps, literature, and so forth if you have any doubts about
the alleged new Arab plan as well.
After the Six Day War in 1967, Arabs were forced
to abandon the one fell swoop idea for Israel’s demise for a destruction in
stages strategy instead. The old/new plan now making “news” calls to first get
Israel back to its indefensible, ‘49 Auschwitz/armistice lines, and then--as
Muhammad did with the Quraysh---finish it off at the proper time.
Recall that Mahmoud Abbas, the current sweet-talking,
Arafatian alleged good cop, also ran for office based upon policies calling for
Israel’s destruction as a Jewish State. He has been simply more willing than
Hamas to play the taqiyyah card.
With Israel apparently ready to blast some more of
Hamas’s leaders to their awaiting seventy or so virgins in Islamic
Paradise, it appears that taqqiyah is sounding a bit better to them as well
right now. Hence the media’s reporting of this alleged new joint implicit
acceptance of Israel’s right to exist by the Arab good cop/bad cop team.
For such a “deal,” Israel is expected to bare the
necks of its kids.
What’s really nauseating is that all of this is
well known and is well-documented. So why is it newsworthy when Arabs
indulge in such taqiyyah--to save their own derrieres--yet again?
Most nations wouldn’t have waited months to take
effective action against neighbors bombarding them on a daily basis. America
certainly wouldn’t have. And none should.
Imagine trying to locate the exact car of the
exact bomber amid a crowded civilian population. But what’s Israel’s alternative
here…to simply allow the rats to escape back into their dens unchallenged? And
recall that, in Israel’s particular case, the Palestinian Arab population voted
into office a government openly dedicated to its destruction. So the Arab
Street is a willing accomplice to the blood lust, rejectionist
policies of its leaders...Not exactly an innocent group.
While many in the media and elsewhere claim
that there’s moral equivalency at work here, murdered Jews are not
killed because their brothers use them as human shields and are caught in the
crossfire and such. They are innocents deliberately targeted and blown
apart simply because they are Jews living in the sole, resurrected Jewish State.
Keep in mind that Arabs have almost two dozen of such states (including one,
Jordan, which exists on some 80% of the original 1920 borders of Palestine),
most having been conquered and forcibly Arabized from native, non-Arab
Consider what the Geneva Conventions has to say
The presence of the civilian population shall
not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations,
in particular in attempts to shield military objectives from attack.
Think about what Israel has been putting up
with from its neighbors.
The parties to the conflict shall...avoid
locating military objectives within or near densely populated areas.
The rats' dens are typically set up in or adjacent
to civilian apartment buildings, hospitals, schools, etc., as America has
learned for itself in Iraq.
The civilian population...shall not be the
object of attack. Acts of violence the primary purpose of which is to spread
terror among the civilian population are prohibited...Indiscriminate attacks are
Arabs typically target Israeli civilians.
In light of all
of the above, there is only one course of action for Israel to take in response
to the old, new destruction in phases peace of the grave plan which the
media and others claim to be the Arabs' implicit recognition.
It must treat it the way any other taqqiyah should
be dealt with.
Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive
doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and
conducted counter-propaganda programs for college youth, has
lectured on numerous university campuses and other platforms,
and has publicly debated many anti-Israel spokesmen. His
articles and op-eds have been published in hundreds of
newspapers, magazines, academic journals and websites around the
world. His official website is:
Our special thanks to the author for submitting this article.
A. G. S.