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    • Walid
    • 24.10.07 | 15:35 (IST)

    Tom Bell, thanks for the new word; had to look it up and now my vocabulary is enriched thanks to you; also spelled Taqiyah, Arabic Taqiyah (?self-protection?), in Islam, the practice of concealing one's belief and foregoing ordinary religious duties when under threat of death or injury to oneself or one's fellow Muslims. The Qur'an allows Muslims to profess friendship with the unbelievers (3:28) and even outwardly to deny their faith (16:106), if doing so would save them from imminent danger, on the condition that their hearts? Tom, it seems this is used by the Shia, of which I'm not and neither do I fear for my life because of my faith. So what the heck are you talking about?

    from the article: Some assassination plot
    First published 00:00 24.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 24.10.07
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