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Vandalism forever!{{merge|Takeyya}} '''Taqiyya''' (al-Taqiyya) is a concept in [[Shia]] [[Islam]]<ref> "Taqiyah" Oxford Dictionary of Islam. John L. Esposito, Ed. Oxford University Press. 2003. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed 9 June, 2006.</ref> which encourages "disguising one's beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies."<ref name="Islam watch"></ref> It is authorized under the Qur'an and Sunna.{{fact}} Taqiyya allows a [[Shia]] Muslim even "to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart."<ref name="Islam watch"/> Taqiyya further permits "lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a 'religion of peace.'"<ref name="Islam watch"/> Sunni [[Muslim]]s typically denounce Taqqiya as hypocrisy.{{fact}} Many people believe that [[Barack Hussein Obama]] is a Muslim who is using Taqiyya as a means to justify his public denials of his Muslim faith. A survey in March 2008 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that ten percent of American voters believed Sen. Barack Obama was Muslim. 16% of conservative Republicans, 16% of white evangelical Protestants and 19% of rural Americans believed Obama, who at the time was an Illinois senator and Presidential candidate, was Muslim. <ref>USA Today, ''Poll: 1 in 10 think Obama is Muslim'', Posted 4/1/2008, by Daniel Burke, Religion News Service, retrieved 10/16/2008.[]</ref> In a later survey, in July 2008, the number had risen to 12% of American voters who thought Obama was a Muslim. Interestingly, 37% of those who thought he was Muslim intended to vote for him. <ref>Pew Research Center, ''12% - Still Think Obama is Muslim'', retrieved 10/16/08[]</ref> == References == <references/>[[Category:Islam]]