Lena, how do you reconcile this? I wish I knew what to think about Taqija. The expression taquija means to dissimulate and is used when serving the propagation of Islam or benefitting a Muslim compared to ‘infidels’. Lying to ‘infidels’ is officially acknowledged and is religiously motivated.
Lying is okay. In essence taqija means that a Muslim is allowed to hide his or her intentions in a difficult situation. For instance in regard to Koran interpretations, the more mellow verses are emphasized towards people with no thorough knowledge of the matter, and threatening, harsh verses are hidden.