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Some Muslims won't acknowledge conflict between Qur'an and Sharia law. Qur'an (XXIV.2) penalizes adultery by 100 "stripes" (lashes); Sharia law requires death. In Portland in 2003 Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, then University Prof. of Islamic Studies at Geo Washington Univ., said there's no conflict. Difficult to have rational discussion on this basis. We're waiting to learn if an Iranian woman will be executed for adultery. The young unmarried mother of a 2-yr.-old child was sentenced to death by stoning in 2002(?) in Nigeria (?), but sentence overturned on appeal. "Taqiya" (permitted dissimulation of one's true beliefs) said to be obligatory for Shi'ites when dominated by others. Imam Ja'far said "Mix with enemies openly but oppose them inwardly when authority is a matter of question. " Sunnis were in charge then, but does it apply now to dealings with the West?
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