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Perkins and Rassooli: Should President Trump Trust the Ayatollah?

By Dan Perkins and I.Q. al Rassooli

On the 16th of July, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that "for the first time" Iranian officials "are ready to negotiate on their missile program." I for one want to make sure that the President and the Secretary of State are fully aware of the provision in Sharia law called Taqiyah. My guess is many of the people who read this column have never heard of this provision. Let me take a brief moment to provide some background.

For the most part, Muslims are broken into two sects: the largest, about 85% of the world’s Muslims, are called Sunni. Most of the Muslim nations in the Middle East are Sunni. The Shia reside primarily in Iran and Iraq. In Iran, the Supreme Leader, who ranks above the President, is the head of state as well as the ultimate religious and political leader. He is a cleric with the rank of Ayatollah or Grand Ayatollah, which means he has evidence or signs of God within him. Sunni’s do not have priesthood, only teachers, who are called Imams.

I want to focus on the Ayatollah, who will approve or disapprove any settlement presented to him by Pompeo, on behalf of the President of the United States. The Shia negotiators, when dealing with non-Muslims (non-believers,) have wide latitude in agreeing to and complying with proposals from infidels. In case you didn’t know what an infidel is, they are all the rest of the people in the world who are not true Muslim believers.

I turn now to my co-author IQ al Rassooli, an expert on Muslim theology and the author of a trilogy on understanding Sharia law and how it is applied. I asked him to define Taqiyah:

“Ali Imran 3:28 “Let not the believers (Muslims) take for friends or helpers unbelievers rather than believers; if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah; except by way of precaution that ye may guard yourselves from them (tattaqoo). But Allah cautions you (to remember) Himself for the final goal is to Allah”

When the followers of Muhammad are in a weak position (a minority) vis a vis the UNBELIEVERS/ Kuffar/Infidels, or even other SECTS of 'Islam' or threatened and cannot defend themselves, they are then allowed to do whatever is expedient to survive even if it means breaking every prohibition in the Quran

This means that the tongue is permitted to utter ANY UNTRUTH in a time of need, as long as the heart is not affected; and one is still a BELIEVER in Allah

The doctrine of Al Taqiyah allows the followers of Muhammad to become short or long term sleepers, to use deception, misinformation, disinformation, plant seeds of discord and sedition and all other manners of lies to bring about the collapse of the entity being SUBVERTED – which is of course the society and or the leaders of the Unbelievers - so that Sharia can take over with minimum opposition or losses.

It saves Muslims from having to be martyrs for their faith.

As you can gather from IQ, we have to be careful about trusting what the Ayatollah is promising as to what his country will do. We are told that his negotiators will come to the table if the United States and other governments lift the sanctions; I just don’t see that happening.

The sanctions are having an impact on Iran. Here are some quick numbers of the impact from about the last 15 months:

Youth unemployment: 28.3%

Adult unemployment: 12.7%

Inflation as of June 2019: 41%. Some Iranian economists think the country could see 65% inflation

Exchange rate: 53,000 Rial’s to the dollar, up from 30,000 in 2017

1,000,000 jobs have been lost

Iran government debt rose by 10% in one quarter

The longer the sanctions continue, the more pressure the people will put on the government. The recent additional sanctions on the ten countries that could trade oil with Iran have effectively shut down the pumps, affecting over 50% of Iran’s GDP.

If the President goes back to the table with Iran to get a new deal, he has to find a way, if possible, to hold their feet to the fire. Last month Iran announced that it had increased the enriched uranium production rate and that the stockpile limit for enriched uranium would be reached in ten days. President Obama and his people believed that Iran would be on a path that would take them to the bomb in ten years. It has been four years and they are already exceeding some of the agreement targets.

I’m reminded of the words of Ronald Reagan when he talked about dealing with the Russians: “Trust but verify.” We must deal with Taqiyah and the realization that some of the Muslim leadership will say anything to get a deal done and then go their own way. The leash has to be short and the time to re-impose sanctions has to be shorter. We can trust that Iran will always do what is best for Iran, and they will have no concern for commitments to the infidels.

Perkins Twist-Here is the message that I believe needs to be delivered to the Ayatollah: you break the rules and we will take more and more of your oil market share from you, and you may well never get it back. Your pipelines, refineries and drilling operations will not have access to capital and they will fall into ruin. Your people will go by all the rusted plants and pipelines and remember what it used to be like in your country. The 100 protests in the last 12 months will triple in number and in participants. You and your government’s days are numbered.

Dan Perkins is an author of seven books with four of them on Islamic terrorism against the United States. He writes current events commentary for over 20 different blogs including, Clash Daily, Newsmax, The Hill, the Daily Caller, Reactionary Times, and the oldest blog on the web, Conservative Truth. He appears on over 1,400 radio and T.V. stations a month as both talk show host and guest commentator. In October Dan will be hosting the first national radio show on Cannabis called “American Cannabis Conversation” on His website is

I.Q. al Rassooli is an Iraqi in exile (native Arabic reader & speaker), broadcasts & writes in English about Muhammad’s many lies. I.Q. exposes the violent backward ideological cult of Islam. He has written a three-volume set on Islam called “Lifting the Veil,” the true faces of Muhammad and Islam. Go to his web site,, to find out what shows he is or will be appearing soon.

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