The Muslim principle of taqqiya — lying to unbelievers — is well-known. There is also the principle of kitman, lying by omission. In addition, the Quran contains several examples in which Mohammed deceived enemies or in which Allah’s deceitfulness is praised.
Although Muslims are admonished to be truthful with each other, the Muslim tradition from the Koran and Hadith allow for lying to your spouse, lying to keep the peace and lying to enemies.
Put altogether, it’s fair to say that Islam has a problem with honesty.
Which is why it was gratifying to see Megyn Kelly, host of “The Kelly Files,” tell the Council of American-Islamic Relations to go pound sand after it demanded she apologize for doing a segment on “Honor Diaries,” a documentary that delves into the misogynistic mistreatment of women in the Muslim world.
Last week, Kelly aired the first segment about the film, which has been shown at many college campuses nationwide, and CAIR demanded an apology. On the next show, her response was blunt: “Well guess what — you’re not getting it.”
On that second segment, she had two guests: Agnieszka Karoluk, senior communications coordinator for CAIR-Chicago; and human rights attorney Brooke Goldstein.
Kelly pointed out that even though the film “Honor Diaries” had been shown at colleges and at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, there have been many universities that have canceled or banned showings after CAIR and other groups complained the movie is “Islamophobic.”
Kelly asked Karoluk why CAIR would want to ban the film, and she replied by citing an official CAIR statement that said, “We are against female genital mutilation, honor killings, any form of violence against women. What we do want to do, however, is tell the public about the funders behind this film so that the public can make their own informed decision about whether or not they want to show it, screen it or watch it.”