The Algemeiner: “Muhammad Al-Daya, longtime bodyguard of Yasser Arafat, explained in a recent televised interview how Arafat used to lie when he denounced bombings in Israel.
Arafat “would condemn the bombing in his own special way, saying: ‘I am against the killing of civilians.’ But that wasn’t true,” said Al-Daya, in a BBC Arabic interview that aired on April 3, according to a translation and transcript from MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“Islam allows you to lie in three cases: In order to reconcile two people… If your wife is ugly, you are allowed to tell her she is the most beautiful woman alive. The third case is politics. You are allowed to lie in politics.”
Opinion: The lie is called Taqiyya. Lying to infidels for the good of Islam is acceptable and encouraged, and Yasser Arafat made taqiyya an art form. In our upcoming book Antichrist: The Search for Amalek, Arafat got a whole chapter.
In 1996, after publically claiming to renounce terrorism, Arafat privately, in a closed meeting with Arab diplomats in Stockholm, said this:
“We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem.”