Tom, The doctrine of taqiyyah (or dissimulation)is a Shi'a concept. It allows one to disguise their faith when faced with religious persecution, and in fact can only be practised as a protective measure against such persecution. Thus, it does not mean to lie about any subject as you have erroneously asserted. Get your facts straight in future.
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