Many Christians claim that the Koran describes Allah as a “deceiver” because of this one particular verse.

And they schemed against Jesus and God schemed against them, but God is the best schemer.

The way I see it, a bunch of nasty men schemed against Jesus, and Allah in defense of Jesus… schemed back against them and (obviously) won. Seems fair enough.

Now, Christians who still insist that Allahs scheming means he is a “deceiver”…. are faced with a big problem. The Bible itself describes God as someone who deceives when the need arises.

“So now the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours. The Lord has decreed disaster for you.” 
-1 Kings 22:23

Ah, Lord God! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.
-Jeremiah 4:10

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
-2 Thessalonians 2:11

So just why would God “deceive” and send “delusions” to people?
Did they deserve it? So then are we in agreement that the people who Allah schemed against, or as you say “deceived”… deserved it? When the Bible itself describes God as being a deceiver…. on what basis can you really accuse the God who the muslims worship… as being a deceiver?

We can see right there in the Bible that God has deceived people. If Christians can justify that, then they really shouldn’t have an issue with the Koranic account.