The act of paying lip service to authority while holding personal opposition. It is a sort of political camouflage, for the purpose of survival, in circumstances where open opposition would result in persecution.
That makes it sound almost honourable doesn't it? But it goes on to say that some early Muslims disapproved of it because it was tantamount to lying, and you should note here that it makes no mention of present day views of the topic.
Look around your society and see what is going on in the background, with the establishment of sharia courts in the main cities and the way our authorities are turning a blind eye to criminal offences as I described last weekend. Police dare not act for fear of being branded as discriminatory, and so the rule of law is successfully undermined without the majority of people even noticing.
|Taqiyyah for dummies (from here)|
Kitman in our society is just as bad as the other form of lying for Islam, namely 'taqqiyah' which I wrote about a few months ago in Taqiyyah - lying for Islam. An absolutely classic example of taqiyya can be found in the comments of my recent post Islamophobic? This is why!
WikiIslam's article on Lying and Deception in Islam says:
Kitman is close to Taqqiya but rather than outright dissimulation, it consists in telling only part of the truth, with “mental reservation” justifying the omission of the rest (adjustment, deception etc, anything short of a full-blown lie). For example when a Muslim maintains that “jihad” really means “a spiritual struggle” and fails to add that this particular definition is an 11th century invention that originated from a fabricated hadith which is universally rejected by Islamic scholars, he misleads by holding back the true violent nature of jihad, and is therefore practising 'kitman'. Another example would be the insistence of a Muslim apologist that 'of course' there is the freedom of conscience in Islam, followed by quoting the Qur’anic verse “There shall be no compulsion in religion.” The impression given is false, for there has been no mention of the Islamic doctrine of abrogation, or naskh.
That makes it all much more acceptable then? I think not. Just remember the words of the Quran:
Muslims are harsh against the unbelievers, merciful to one another. – (Sura 48:25)
Don't let anyone get away with this! One law for all!