Taqiyya - is the Islamic practice of concealing or disguising one's belief, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions and/or strategies at a time of eminent dangers, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury.  Taqiyya is also used as justification for lies and deceit to advance the cause of Islam.

Da'wa - is the act of inviting non-Muslims to accept the truth of Islam.  Da'wa involves both words and actions and is frequently practiced in public schools in America and Western communities.

Madrassas - is an Islamic religious school. Many of the Taliban were educated in Saudi-financed madrassas in Pakistan that teach Wahhabism, the most radical form of Islam.

Caliphate - is the Islamic form of government representing the political unity and leadership of the Muslim world. The head of state's position (Caliph) is based on the notion of a successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's political authority.

Tabari - A collection of Koran verses and Hadith quotes.

Sura - Chapter (of the Koran)

ISLAM - The literal translation for the word Islam in Arabic is 'submission.'  The word istislam means 'to surrender after a fight.'  The Koran says those who do not submit (yastaslimoun) to Islam should be killed.

Hadith - are oral traditions relating to the words and deeds of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Al-Qaeda, alternatively spelled al-Qaida and sometimes al-Qa'ida, is an international Sunni Islamist extremist group founded in 1988. Al-Qaeda's objectives include the end of foreign influence in Muslim countries and the creation of a new Islamic caliphate. Reported beliefs include that a Christian-Jewish alliance is conspiring to destroy Islam,  and that the killing of bystanders and civilians is Islamically justified in jihad.

Hammas - Sheikh Ahmed Yasin founded Hammas in 1987 as the political arm of the Muslim brotherhood initially in Palestine for the fight against  Israel but it has spread and is now worldwide.

Hamas was created in 1987 by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi and Mohammad Taha of the Palestinian wing of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood at the beginning of the First Intifada, an uprising against Israeli rule in the Palestinian Territories. Hamas launched numerous suicide bombings against Israel, the first of them in April, 1993.  Hamas ceased the attacks in 2005 and renounced them in April 2006.   Hamas also has been responsible for anti-Israel rocket attacks, IED attacks, and shootings, but reduced most of those operations in 2005 and 2006.   Rocket attacks against Israel have continued, although such attacks (whether by Hamas or by other paramilitaries is uncertain) greatly diminished during a 5-month long cease fire that ended in late 2008.

; Hezbollah (literally "party of God") is a Shi'a Islamic political and paramilitary organization based in Lebanon. Hezbollah first emerged as a militia in response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, also known as Operation Peace for Galilee, in 1982, set on resisting the Israeli occupation of Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war.  Its leaders were inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini, and its forces were trained and organized by a contingent of Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

ISLAMOPHOBIA  A MYTH: It's a "made-up" word by a terror' linked Muslim Brotherhood front group (like CAIR) to stifle any and all criticism of Islam.

Dr. Tony Costa, Canadian professor of world religions at the University of Toronto, explains that there is no such thing as "moderate Islam." There are, he says, "moderate Muslims," but the religion itself cannot consist of different beliefs and still remain Islamic.

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