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Taqiyya: The Peculiar Institution of Bald-faced Lying by Bearded Islamicists

UST AS EGYPTIAN secularists have long argued, taquiyya-possessed Islamists like the Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood hide behind a mantle of piety and morality—yet, when it comes to it, such piety and morality is apparently not something they strive to live by, but rather a weapon to use against non-Islamists, who are always portrayed as immoral and corrupt. Quick to grow beards and have a zibiba—the callous forehead mark produced by head-banging on the floor during Muslim prayers—Islamists like Sheikh Ali Wanis, an Egyptian parliament member and prominent figure in the Nour Party are more concerned with outer signs of...

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The Islamic Slave Trade, Part 1

HIS IS THE FIRST OF SEVERAL CLIPS which should encourage anyone with a keen interest in the true history of international slavery to seek and accept modification of those horrific glass darkly episodes of the past, resisting not the continuing flow of previously hidden information out of partisan ignorance or fear or feelings of guilt or self-righteousness, but embracing the truth because not only does the truth set one free it also leads to an expression of relevance for today. For we in the West continue to wake up to the realization that there is much to relieve in terms...