Deceit by Omission.


Kitman is characterized by someone telling only PART of the truth, and not the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Often kitman results in a gross distortion of the truth.

For example, when a muslim says that jihad really refers to an internal, spiritual struggle. He is not telling that the koran uses jihad and its derivatives 59 times. Of those, only 16 (27%) could be considered “internal” with no object as the target of the struggle based on the context of the surah.

Another example of kitman is to quote ONLY the few peaceful passages from the koran, knowing full-well that that passage was later abrogated (cancelled) by a more militant, contradictory verse.

“There is no compulsion in religion” (Surah 2:256 – Early Medina) is abrogated by: “Are they seeking a religion other than Allah’s, when every soul in the heavens and earth has submitted to Him, willingly or by compulsion?” (Surah 3:83 – Later Medina)

Or: “Permission to take up arms is hereby given to those who are attacked, because they have been wronged” (Surah 22:39 – Late Mecca) is abrogated by: “When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them and lie in ambush everywhere for them” (Surah 9:5 – Late Medina).