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Alarm 18: Peace Preaching Imam's Accused Murderer Freed By Jury

His confession and evidence not respected. 
(where Moslems are active and killing, can a Moslem Jury convict in public trial?)

Are Muslims permitted to lie?

Обвиняемый в убийстве имама юридически точно признался
// Присяжные его оправдали

Accused murder Imam has legally precisely admitted

// Jurymen of it him) have justified

Machine Translation Russian to English

Газета ?Коммерсантъ?   № 33(3850) от 29.02.2008
Присяжные единогласно решили, что вина подсудимого Султана Арслангереева, которому инкриминировали помимо убийства незаконное ношение оружия и участие в преступном сообществе, не доказана
Jurymen have unanimously decided, that fault of the defendant of Sultan Arslangereeva, to which incriminated besides murder illegal carrying of the weapon and participation in criminal community, is not proved
Оправдательным вердиктом завершилось в Верховном суде Дагестана разбирательство по делу Султана Арслангереева, которого обвиняли в убийстве "на почве религиозной ненависти" священнослужителя в Махачкале и участии в преступном сообществе.
The justificatory verdict finished in the Supreme court of Dagestan trial on which Sultan Arslangereeva, accused of murder " on ground of religious hatred " of the Imam in Makhachkala and participation in criminal community.

По версии обвинения, 21-летний житель Махачкалы Султан Арслангереев (подробно о его деле "Ъ" рассказывал 18 января) входил в группу известного ваххабита Шамиля Гасанова, получил от него автомат и пневматический пистолет, переделанный в боевой. В феврале прошлого года, "будучи приверженцем ваххабизма, недовольный проведением в жизнь основ ислама, проповедуемого имамом Дагиром Качаевым", Султан Арслангереев, по данным следствия, решил убить его. Мечеть на Нагорной улице Махачкалы ему показал некий Рашид. Ранним утром 22 февраля прошлого года обвиняемый Арслангереев приехал туда и в комнате для омовений убил имама двумя выстрелами из пистолета в голову.
Under the version of accusation, the 21-years inhabitant of Makhachkala Sultan Arslangereev (it is detailed about his business "ܦquot; told January, 18) was included into group known ваххабита Шамиля Гасанова, has received from him the automatic device and the pneumatic pistol altered in fighting. In February of the last year, " being the adherent ваххабизма, dissatisfied with realization in life of bases of an islam, проповедуемого имамом Дагиром Качаевым ", Sultan Arslangereev, according to consequence (investigation), has decided to kill him (the Imam). A mosque in Nagornoj street of Makhachkala to him has shown certain Рашид. In the early morning February, 22 the last year accused Арслангереев has arrived there and in a room for ablution has killed the Imam with two shots from a pistol in the head.


Между тем в ходе суда Султан Арслангереев заявил, что оговорил себя после пыток и угроз расправиться с его семьей. По словам Арслангереева, он был похищен сотрудниками милиции 12 мая 2007 года вместе с женой, которая была на пятом месяце беременности. Через несколько дней жену отпустили, а он провел в плену целый месяц и был обнаружен в лесу милиционерами Новолакского РОВД.

Meanwhile during court Sultan Arslangereev has declared, that has stipulated itself after tortures and threats to finish with his family. On words Арслангереева, he was stolen by employees of militia May, 12, 2007 together with the wife who was on the fifth month of pregnancy. In some days the wife have released, and he has past the whole month in a captivity and was found out in a wood by militiamen Novolakskogo


Следствие подготовилось к процессу основательно. Кроме традиционных протоколов с признаниями вины, от которых обвиняемые, как правило, на процессе отказываются, у прокуратуры на руках были такие козыри, как свидетельские показания знакомых Султана Арслангереева, у которых тот якобы оставил свою одежду; результаты экспертизы, обнаружившей на этой одежде следы ношения оружия; а главное ? видеозапись следственного эксперимента, где обвиняемый расхаживает по мечети и объясняет следователю, как именно он убивал имама.

Investigation was prepared for process thoroughly. Except for traditional reports with recognitions of fault which accused, as a rule, on process refuse, the Office of Public Prosecutor on hands had such trumps as a testimony familiar Sultan Arslangereeva, at which that has ostensibly left the clothes; results of the examination which are finding out on these clothes traces of carrying of the weapon; and the main thing - and explains videorecording of investigatory experiment where accused perambulates on a mosque to the inspector, how he killed Imam


Именно эти доказательства анализировал в прениях гособвинитель Хумарбег Дандамаев, подчеркнув, что детали, которые сообщил следствию Султан Арслангереев, могли быть известны только ему. Так, например, он знал, что дверь в комнату для омовений, где произошло убийство, заедает. Знал он и подробности других преступлений, совершенных членами преступного сообщества под руководством Шамиля Гасанова и Магомедали Вагабова. Что же касается отказа от этих показаний, прокурор объяснил это тем, что "подсудимый любым способом пытался увести суд в сторону от предъявленных обвинений".

These proofs analyzed in debate гособвинитель Хумарбег Дандамаев, having emphasized, that details which were informed investigation by Sultan Arslangereev, could be known only to it (him.) So, for example, it (he) knew, that a door in a room for ablution where there was a murder, заедает. He knew and details of other crimes accomplished by members of criminal community under management  Шамиля Гасанова and Магомедали Вагабова. As if to refusal of these indications, the public prosecutor has explained it to that " the defendant any way tried to withdraw court aside from the  presented accusations".


Каждый намек защитника Азиза Курбанова о недозволенных методах, применявшихся в ходе следствия, прерывался замечаниями судьи Магомеда Магомедова: "Не передергивайте! Вы можете попросить присяжных не верить показаниям, но не ставьте доказательства под сомнение. Это надо было делать раньше и без присяжных!" Тем не менее адвокату удалось отметить некоторые нестыковки в доводах обвинения: отсутствие мотива преступления (по словам брата убитого, имам вовсе не был ярым борцом с ваххабизмом), нарушение процедуры при изъятии одежды, нелогичность поведения Арслангереева, который (если верить следствию) ни с того ни с сего начал рассказывать новолакским милиционерам об убийстве, о котором его даже не спрашивали. В заключение Азиз Курбанов предложил присяжным провести эксперимент: исключить из базы доказательств признательные показания обвиняемого Арслангереева и подумать, хватит ли остального для того, чтобы осудить человека за убийство.

Each hint of defender Aziza Kurbanova about the unlawful methods used during investigation, interrupted remarks of judge Magomeda Magomedova: " do not distort! You can ask to not trust jurymen to indications, but do not put the proof under doubt. It was necessary to do (make) it earlier and without jurymen! " Nevertheless the lawyer managed to note some нестыковки in reasons of accusation: absence of motive of a crime (according to the brother of killed Imam at all was not ярым борцом with ваххабизмом), infringement of procedure at withdrawal of clothes, an illogicality of behaviour Арслангереева, which (if to trust consequence (investigation)) neither from that nor from this started to tell новолакским to militiamen about murder about which it (him) at all did not ask. In summary Азиз Курбанов has offered jurymen to lead (carry out) experiment: to exclude from base of proofs grateful indications accused Арслангереева and to think, whether the rest will suffice to condemn the person for murder.



"Арслангереев, человек без медицинского и юридического образования, никогда бы не сказал: "Произвел выстрел в затылочную часть", это не его слова,? перечислил ляпы следствия присяжным второй адвокат Сергей Квасов.? Почему в деле две пары брюк со следами оружия? Было еще одно убийство? На видеозаписи подследственный показывает, что после убийства сунул пистолет в кобуру под мышку, а следы обнаружены в заднем кармане брюк. То, что ручка заедала, знал не только убийца, но и оперативники, прибывшие на место преступления. Два главных свидетеля, которые сказали, что Арслангереев носил автомат и признался в убийстве, в суд не явились... Все эти разговоры о том, что трудно доказывать преступления террористической направленности, меня не убеждают". Защитники потребовали оправдать подсудимого по всем пунктам.

" Арслангереев, the person without medical and the juridical education, never would tell: " Has made a shot for an occipital part ", it not his words, - has listed mistakes of consequence (investigation) by the juryman the second lawyer Sergey Kvasov.-Pochemu in business of trousers of two pairs with traces of the weapon? There was one more murder? On videorecording подследственный shows, that after murder has put a pistol in a holster under a mousy, and traces are found out in a back pocket of trousers. That the handle заедала, knew not only the murderer, but also the operatives who have arrived on a scene of crime. Two main witnesses who have told, that Арслангереев carried the automatic device and has admitted murder, in court were not. All these conversations that it is difficult to prove crimes of a terrorist orientation, do not convince me ". Defenders have demanded to justify the defendant on all items (points).



Подсудимый в последнем слове выразил соболезнование брату покойного имама и повторил, что ни в чем не виноват: "Не бойтесь оправдать меня за то, что я не совершал".

The defendant in last word has expressed the condolence to the brother of the deceased имама and has repeated, that in anything is not guilty: " be not afraid to justify me that I did not make ".


Присяжные совещались недолго и единогласно решили, что вина подсудимого Арслангереева, которому инкриминировали помимо убийства незаконное ношение оружия и участие в преступном сообществе, не доказана. Подсудимого тут же освободили из-под стражи. Прокуратура собирается подать кассацию на решение суда.

Jurymen conferred not for long and have unanimously decided, that fault of defendant Arslangereeva, to which incriminated besides murder illegal carrying of the weapon and participation in criminal community, is not proved. The defendant have on the spot released from custody from under. The Office of Public Prosecutor is going to submit the cassation on the decision of court.



Юлия Ъ-Рыбина, Махачкала
(Julia Ъ-Рыбина, Makhachkala)

Are Muslims permitted to lie?

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What does the
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Lying (Taqiyya and Kitman)

 
 

Question
:

Are Muslims permitted to lie?
 


Summary Answer
:

Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to "smooth over differences."

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 - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them. 
 


The Qur'an:

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"

Qur'an (3:54) - "And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers."  The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means deceit.  If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same. (See also 8:30 and 10:21)

Taken collectively these verses are interpreted to mean that there are circumstances when a Muslim may be "compelled" to deceive others for a greater purpose.
 


From the Hadith:

 

Bukhari (52:269) - "The Prophet said, 'War is deceit.'"  The context of this is thought to be the murder of Usayr ibn Zarim and his thirty unarmed men by Muhammad's men after he "guaranteed" them safe passage (see Additional Notes below).

 

Bukhari (49:857) - "He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar."  Lying is permitted when the end justifies the means.

 

Bukhari (84:64-65) - Speaking from a position of power at the time, Ali confirms that lying is permissible in order to deceive an "enemy."

 

Muslim (32:6303) - "...he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them)."

 

Bukhari (50:369) - Recounts the murder of a poet, Ka'b bin al-Ashraf, at Muhammad's insistence.  The men who volunteered for the assassination used dishonesty to gain Ka'b's trust, pretending that they had turned against Muhammad.  This drew the victim out of his fortress, whereupon he was brutally slaughtered despite putting up a ferocious struggle for his life.

 

From Islamic Law:

Reliance of the Traveler (p. 746 - 8.2) -  "Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it.  When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible (N:i.e. when the purpose of lying is to circumvent someone who is preventing one from doing something permissible), and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory... it is religiously precautionary in all cases to employ words that give a misleading impression...

"One should compare the bad consequences entailed by lying to those entailed by telling the truth, and if the consequences of telling the truth are more damaging, one is entitled to lie.


Additional Notes:
 

Muslims are allowed to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them.  The two forms are 

Taqiyya - Saying something that isn't true.

Kitman - Lying by omission.  An example would be when Muslim apologists quote only a fragment of verse 5:32 (that if anyone kills "it shall be as if he had killed all mankind") while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse (and the next) mandate murder in undefined cases of "corruption" and "mischief."

Though not called Taqiyya by name, Muhammad clearly used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that allowed him access to their city while he secretly prepared his own forces for a takeover.  The unsuspecting residents were conquered in easy fashion after he broke the treaty two years later, and some of the people in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed.

Another example of lying is when Muhammad used deception to trick his personal enemies into letting down their guard and exposing themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek peace.  This happened in the case of Ka'b bin al-Ashraf (as previously noted) and again later against Usayr ibn Zarim, a surviving leader of the Banu Nadir tribe, which had been evicted from their home in Medina by the Muslims.

At the time, Usayr ibn Zarim was attempting to gather an armed force against the Muslims from among a tribe allied with the Quraish (against which Muhammad had already declared war).  Muhammad's "emissaries" went to ibn Zarim and persuaded him to leave his safe haven on the pretext of meeting with the prophet of Islam in Medina to discuss peace.  Once vulnerable, the leader and his thirty companions were massacred by the Muslims with ease, belying the probability that they were mostly unarmed, having been given a guarantee of safe passage (Ibn Ishaq 981).

Such was the reputation of Muslims for lying and then killing that even those who "accepted Islam" did not feel entirely safe.  The fate of the Jadhima is tragic evidence for this.  When Muslim "missionaries" approached their tribe one of the members insisted that they would be slaughtered even though they had already "converted" to Islam to avoid just such a demise.  However, the others were convinced that they could trust the Muslim leader's promise that they would not be harmed if they simply offered no resistance.  (After convincing the skeptic to lay down his arms, the unarmed men of the tribe were quickly tied up and beheaded - Ibn Ishaq 834 & 837).

Today's Muslims often try to justify Muhammad's murder of poets and others who criticized him at Medina by saying that they broke a treaty by their actions.  Yet, these same apologists place little value on treaties broken by Muslims.  From Muhammad to Saddam Hussein, promises made to non-Muslim are distinctly non-binding in the Muslim mindset.

Leaders in the Arab world routinely say one thing to English-speaking audiences and then something entirely different to their own people in Arabic.  Yassir Arafat was famous for telling Western newspapers about his desire for peace with Israel, then turning right around and whipping Palestinians into a hateful and violent frenzy against Jews.

The 9/11 hijackers practiced deception by going into bars and drinking alcohol, thus throwing off potential suspicion that they were fundamentalists plotting jihad.  This effort worked so well, in fact, that even weeks after 9/11, John Walsh, the host of a popular American television show, said that their bar trips were evidence of 'hypocrisy.'

The transmission from Flight 93 records the hijackers telling their doomed passengers that there is "a bomb on board" but that everyone will "be safe" as long as "their demands are met."  Obviously none of these things were true, but these men, who were so intensely devoted to Islam that they were willing to "slay and be slain for the cause of Allah" (as the Qur'an puts it) saw nothing wrong with employing Taqiyya in order to facilitate their mission of mass murder.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) insists that it "has not now or ever been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood, or supported any covert, illegal, or terrorist activity or organization."  In fact, it was created by the Muslim Brotherhood and has bankrolled Hamas.  At least nine founders or board members of ISNA have been accused by prosecutors of supporting terrorism.

Prior to engineering several deadly terror plots, such as the Fort Hood massacre and the attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner, American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was regularly sought out by NPR, PBS and even government leaders to expound on the peaceful nature of Islam.

The near absence of Qur'anic verse and reliable Hadith that encourage truthfulness is somewhat surprising, given that many Muslims are convinced that their religion teaches honesty.  In fact, it is because of this ingrained belief that many Muslims are quite honest.  When lying is addressed in the Qur'an, it is nearly always in reference to the "lies against Allah" - referring to the Jews and Christians who rejected Muhammad's claim to being a prophet.

Finally, the circumstances by which Muhammad allowed a believer to lie to a non-spouse are limited to those that either advance the cause of Islam or enable a Muslim to avoid harm to his well-being (and presumably that of other Muslims as well).  Although this should be kept very much in mind when dealing with matters of global security, such as Iran's nuclear intentions, it is not grounds for assuming that the Muslim one might personally encounter on the street or in the workplace is any less honest than anyone else.
 

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