None of the earlier Shi'i groups that rejected the authenticity of the 'Uthmannic canon are still in existence.
it is interesting to see how the Qur'anic sanction of taqqiyyah (dissimulation) is interpreted by Sunni polemicists. Thankfully, their scorn blinds them to its use.
argh. apparently, HTML is not enabled in your comments yet.
first para should be ital, since it is quoting.
"Qur'anic sanction of taqqiyah"
Sorry about the lack of HTML -- I'm trying to allow it in comments. Bear with me...