Deceit and pretense, apparently, are most suitable when living amongst infidels, where one is advised to feign moderation and compromise yet pursue with stealthy zeal one's uncompromising goals. (More at Family Security Matters)
Islamism is Machiavellianism in its purest form. Its goal is to strengthen the Umma (the Muslim people) and expand Dar al-Islam (the Muslims world) above all else. It must embrace all "true" Muslims, even if oppressive or violent, and yet must disavow all infidels (non-believers), irrespective of their friendship or kindness.
A strict doctrinal expression of Islam prohibits living amongst the infidels in America, Europe and elsewhere, unless there is sufficient justification by virtue of Taqiyya, Jihad and ultimately conversion. The essence of Islamism, the "means justify the ends" philosophy, must thus necessarily be based not on what their adherents and promoters say to us, but crucially on what they do, what they believe, and what they say amongst themselves, in their mosques, in their media and in their schools. That is the acid test, not the warm and fuzzy doublespeak that we so desperately want to hear.
Apparently, according to the Quran, all those scarf-wearing chicks you see in non Muslim countries are infidels. I wonder how many of them know that their own religion considers them apostates on account of living in the West? Muslims openly call for the extermination of fellow human beings yet go ballistic over cartoons.
Source: Family Security Matters, via Religion of peace