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Saturday, April 14, 2012

New York Times Says Shiites are Liars

New York Times Says the Shiite Religion is Based on Lying

By Michael Hoffman • www.revisionisthistory.org

"Complicating matters further, some analysts say that Ayatollah Khamenei's denial of Iranian nuclear ambitions has to be seen as part of a Shiite historical concept called taqiyya, or religious dissembling. For centuries an oppressed minority within Islam, Shiites learned to conceal their sectarian identity to survive, and so there is a precedent for lying to protect the Shiite community." 

--James Risen, "Seeking Nuclear Insight in Fog of the Ayatollah's Utterances," New York Times, April 14, 2012, p. A4. (This was a news report, not an opinion piece or editorial). 

Could anyone say anything similar about the religion of Judaism, even if it was truthful, without being denounced and stigmatized as a "shameful anti-semite"?

This writer has documented in his books Judaism Discovered and Judaism's Strange Gods, Judaism's theology of retailing permissible lies, especially to gentiles. Will we see anytime soon in the Times  a statement to the effect that "there is a precedent for lying to protect the rabbinic community,” or about the rabbinic theology of lying to the gentiles, as it applies to Israeli deception? 

 “Rabbis are liable to alter their words, and the accuracy of their statements is not to be relied upon.”
The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. II, pp. 48-49.

"The Talmud at Bezah 20a cites a passage that relates that Hillel (the 'good' Pharisee), lied to prevent a debate within the Temple. This lying by Hillel is presented in a positive light, on behalf of a good cause. The Mishah, in Nedarim 27b, rules that 'one may falsely vow to robbers and publicans.' Lying to robbers might be understandable, but lying to a whole generic category of 'publicans' establishes a benchmark for 'permissible dissimulation'...Permission to lie is granted in BT Yevamot 65b, 'in the interests of peace,' a category so broad it is capable of serving as an alibi for countless situations in which scoundrels wish to conjure excuses for their falsehoods... There is also the permission to lie to a gentile (BT Baba Kamma 113a).” 
Judaism's Strange Gods (2011 edition), pp. 147-148; 151 and 153.

Judaism’s Culture of Perjury
Finally, and perhaps most revealing of all, is the Kol Nidrei rite during Yom Kippur. Kol Nidrei is a ceremony whereby: 1. all the perjury Orthodox Judaics will commit in the coming year and 2. all contracts which Orthodox Judaics will sign and violate in the coming year, and 3. all the promises Orthodox Judaics will break in the coming year, are absolved, with no heavenly punishment accruing as a result. That's the reality of Yom Kippur's Kol Nidrei rite. The New York Times uses its own brand of Zionist “taqiyya” to masque these inconvenient and embarrassing facts. Yet they are delighted to indict the entire Shiite community for having “a precedent for lying."

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Michael said...

Pot+Kettle+Black = "New York Times"

Abdu Adamu said...

The New York Times is incapable of telling the truth when it comes to any issues concerning the Zionists. What a pity. As for Hoffman, he is an 'intellectual' tool.

Tim said...

Please expand on the above statement "he is an 'intellectual' tool".