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Taqiyya: The Peculiar Institution of Bald-faced Lying by Bearded Islamicists

UST AS EGYPTIAN secularists have long argued, taquiyya-possessed Islamists like the Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood hide behind a mantle of piety and morality—yet, when it comes to it, such piety and morality is apparently not something they strive to live by, but rather a weapon to use against non-Islamists, who are always portrayed as immoral and corrupt. Quick to grow beards and have a zibiba—the callous forehead mark produced by head-banging on the floor during Muslim prayers—Islamists like Sheikh Ali Wanis, an Egyptian parliament member and prominent figure in the Nour Party are more concerned with outer signs of...

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