Asked by the prosecutor whether he kept quiet in jail to protect "operational secrecy," he replied, "You're free to use any term you want."
Mr. Moussaoui said there were times when a Muslim can lie without being immoral: to reconcile Muslims, to answer "yes" when a wife asks, "Am I beautiful?" and to carry out jihad.
"Yes, you're beautiful and, no, I do not wish to carry out jihad!" Those sound like similar sentiments to me.