‘Allahu Akbar’: It Means Almost Everything — Except What The Media Says

Media outlets routinely mangle the true meaning of “Allahu akbar,” the ubiquitous battle cry of Islamic jihadists as they commit mass murder.

  • ontario john

    The North American media must all read off the same script. They are all, including the CBC saying he is a French national who had a hatred for police. Nothing to do with islam folks, so move along.

  • Oracle9

    Then they remind us that “the moon-god is the same as God, so stop complaining because Christians are just as bad, probably worse”.

  • PaulW

    Such a depressing, despairing ideology. Aside from the violence, the hatred of non-muslims, women, gays, the dull monotonous rituals, the unending restrictions on anything vaguely fun or joyful. … there is no free will in Islam; human agency does not exist since everything is decided by allah. So why bother trying to do anything, including pleasing this sadistic deity, since these choices, indeed all choices, are out of the individual’s hands?

    Spenser quotes a verse where allah essentially boasts that had he so chosen, he could have sent everyone to heaven, but he decided to send a certain percentage of his creations to hell instead. After all, where would the fun be in sending everyone to paradise? He’d miss out on torturing for eternity the people that he had created and who had no choice or volition of their own, no ability to change their fates in the least. Nice guy. If such a being existed, would it even be worthy of respect, let alone worship?

    • Islam is cult in every sense of the word, it is oppressive which explains the backwardness of every Muslim state and the worship of death by Muslims.

  • JoKeR

    You mean it doesn’t mean “Happy Easter”?

    • WalterBannon

      It means death to the infidels

  • Jaedo Drax

    Compare and contrast the following:

    Allahu-akbar is translated as ‘god is great’.

    lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muḥammadur-rasūlu-llāh is translated as ‘there is no god, but allah, and mohammad is his messenger”

    One of them is not translated correctly.