by Kevin Barrett
"They cried lies to the truth when it came to them, and so they are in a state of confusion." (bal kadhdhabú bi-l haqqi lammá ja'á'ahum fa hum fí 'amrim-maríj). -Qur'an: 50(5)
The Qur'an is the heart of an ongoing conversation between God, His angel Jibríl, His prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him), the original Muslim community, and the succession of communities of Muslims that have arisen in its wake. And at the heart of the Qur'an is a concern for truth, al-Haqq, which happens to be one of the names of God.
The Qur'an speaks of itself, alongside other revelations from God, as a furqán: a criterion or distinction between right and wrong, good and evil, truth and falsehood (2:53, 2:185, 3:4, 8:29, 8:41, 21:48, 25:1). And it exposes the agony of the people of the lie -- the people who have chosen lies over truth. This agony is not theirs alone. Though the Qur'an's descriptions of hellfire aptly portray the excruciating torment to be experienced by the liars and truth-deniers, the people of truth, including the Prophet himself (saas) clearly suffer from the frustration and occasional futility of trying to bring truth to those who are in love with lies.
The Qur'an includes about 250 occurrences of words meaning "to lie," "liar," and so on, constructed from the Arabic root k-dh-b. One of the most common phrases, occurring about ten times, is: "Who does greater evil than he who lies (fabricates lies) against God?" (wa man 'adhlamu mimmani-f-tará 'ala-llahi kadhiban...") (6:21, 6:93, etc.)
The 9/11 false-flag attack was perhaps the greatest lie against God ever fabricated by human beings. It was designed to be blamed on pious Muslims, that is, people who fervently worship God and follow the message of God as revealed in the Qur'an. In truth, the attacks were carried out by the enemies of pious Muslims, the enemies of their Book -- in short, the enemies of God. By casting the Godly as diabolical, the diabolical falsely painted themselves as Godly: The day after 9/11, George W. Bush announced that he would lead "a monumental struggle of Good versus Evil," declared a "National Day of Prayer and Remembrance," and on September 14th sanctified the big lie of 9/11 with a de facto satanic mass in the National Cathedral, featuring Billy Graham, a rabbi, an imam, a cardinal, four ex-presidents, and members of Congress.* During this satanic mass, Bush - a notorious drug user, rumored pedophile and future war criminal who would later allegedly wire the White House so he could enjoy Abu Ghaib style sexual torture on live TV** - stated that he was going to "answer these attacks and rid the world of evil."
When discussing such people, the Qur'an uses the verb kadhdhaba (to cry lies to, to deny or reject the truth) more often than the simple verb kadhaba (to lie). In effect, kadhdhaba represents lying raised to an exponential power, told by a liar who compounds his lies by insisting that the truth-tellers are liars and that he, the liar, is telling the truth. Someone who is guilty of kadhdhaba is not just a liar, but a big liar. When faced with a profound and critically important truth -- a truth that reveals that the person's whole society and its dominant worldview is false and deeply corrupt -- the big liar scoffingly denies this profoundly important truth, and mendaciously calls its purveyors liars. That is what the big liars of Mecca and Medina did when faced with prophetic truth; and it is what the big liars of today do when faced with the truth about 9/11.
Several times, the Qur'an mentions the big liar who "cries lies and turns away" or "cries lies and turns his back" (kadhdhaba wa tawalla) (20:48, 75:32, 92:16, 96:13). That is, when the Prophet (saas) or one of his followers approached such a person with the profound truth of God--a truth that revealed the polytheistic plutocracy of Mecca to be deeply corrupt--the person couldn't handle the truth and turned away, figuratively or literally, from the truth-teller and from the truth itself. 9/11 truth activists face similar frustrations with the people of kadhdhaba wa tawalla.
What happens to the big liars and their lies? The Qur'an's answer: They and their civilizations are destroyed (26:139, etc.) by earthquake (29:37), fire (25:11, 32:20, 34:42), drowning (10:73), extinction (7:72), unspecified Divine punishment (6:49), and so on. Each big liar, and indeed every human being, will face a divine reckoning: "This is the Day of Decision, that you cried lies to" (37:21).
At some level we all know this. Yet we all lie to ourselves in various ways, to various degrees, to shield ourselves from the guilt of wrongdoing, great or small. Today, the American people, and others who have not stopped the genocidal wars of aggression launched by 9/11, try to hide their guilt from themselves and from God by crying lies to 9/11 truth: "None cries lies to it but every guilty aggressor" (83:12).
American culture may have inherited from Native Americans a love of simple truth***; but our leadership has generally reacted against this love of truth and made us over as a nation of liars and swindlers. Or perhaps it is the goodness and naiveté of the average American that has opened the door to psychopathic leadership. In any event, we are now a nation profoundly corrupted by lies, above all the big lie of 9/11.
"Do you make it your living to cry lies?" (56:82) If we Americans are honest, we must answer "yes." There may still be time for us to repent and turn back to truth.
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*Discussed in Thierry Meyssan, 9/11: The Big Lie, 76-79, and David Ray Griffin, The New Pearl Harbor, xiv-xv.
**Wayne Madsen Reports, May 29th-31st 2009, summarized in my book Questioning the War on Terror pp 15-16.
*** Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
****Melville, The Confidence Man