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Are there any situations where Avodah Zarah or practicing another religion is permitted?

I think it is very clear that worshipping other God(s) is one of the worst thing one can do in Judaism, however I was wondering if there are situations that constitute exceptions. I know that it is normally not permitted even to save one’s life but what about people who are acting as spies for example and must maintain a character. Let’s imagine a spy in a Muslim country that has to show that he belongs and would therefore have to pray to Allah, or the same situation in a Christian country. Would the greater good for the Jewish people allow him to stay in character (provided that his prayers are not sincere)?

I’m sure I’m not the only one who brought up this question but I’m not sure where to look for an answer.

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