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Taqiyya: is a shiite concept, not a muslim one

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Submitted by Henry (France), May 3, 2008 at 15:10

Taqiyya: (dissimulation) is a shiite concept and behavior appeared in the middle age to avoid persecution from the sunni majority, especially among the Septimanian (Druzes, Alawis and other muslim minority groups). So, it can not be featured as typically muslim.


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