Muslim Congressman Andre Carson (D-Ind.) told ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos that white supremacists represent a bigger threat than Islamic terrorists. “I think that most of our largest domestic threat comes from racial supremacist groups. I’ve worked in counter terrorism; I know this to be a fact,” he added.
Facts however, may not agree.
In the United States
3,110 killed by Muslims in America in 82 terror attacks (and Islam-related honor killings)
There have been 89 killed by Muslims in America in 47 white supremacist attacks
Worldwide it is not even close.
Of the 12,533 terrorism-related deaths worldwide in 2011, 8,886 were perpetrated by “Sunni extremists”, 1,926 by “secular/political/anarchist” groups, 1,519 by “unknown” factions, 170 by a category described as “other”, and 77 by “Neo-Nazi/Fascist/White Supremacist” groups.
The U.S. National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has documented, in a typical year, terror attacks perpetrated by Sunni Muslims vastly outnumber those committed by any other group.
Is the Congressman Misinformed
Or Using Taqiyya the Islamic Principle of Lying for the Sake of Allah
Really? Yes, unlike the Bible which teaches lying is wrong. The Quran however teaches Muslims to lie. There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam and in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them. Here are some of the references in the Quran.
Qur’an (16:106) – Establishes that there are circumstances that can “compel” a Muslim to tell a lie.
Qur’an (3:28) – This verse tells Muslims not to take those outside the faith as friends, unless it is to “guard themselves.”
Qur’an (9:3) – “…Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters…” The dissolution of oaths with the pagans who remained at Mecca following its capture. They did nothing wrong, but were evicted anyway.
Qur’an (40:28) – A man is introduced as a believer, but one who must “hide his faith” among those who are not believers.
Qur’an (2:225) – “Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts” The context of this remark is marriage, which explains why Sharia allows spouses to lie to each other for the greater good.
Qur’an (66:2) – “Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths”
You decide was the Congressman mistaken or lying for Islam.