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 off.
     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 ceasefires.
     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 peoples.
     Consider what the Geneva Conventions has to say about this…
     Article #51/7:
     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.
     Article #58b:
     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.
     Article #51/2:
     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 prohibited.
     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: http://www.geraldahonigman.com/

Our special thanks to the author for submitting this article. A. G. S.