They yelled “Allahu akbar” not because they approved of the upholding of their own convictions, but because they accept all events as manifestations of Allah’s perfect will, and probably also because they subscribe to Muhammad Atta’s view: “Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.”
Also, this is noteworthy because many commentators, as might be expected, denied at the time of the trial that there was any actual jihad aspect to this plot.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) “” A judge in New Jersey has upheld guilty verdicts against five Muslim immigrants convicted last year of plotting to massacre U.S. soldiers.
The men’s lawyers argued that the federal government’s claims against their clients were not supported by evidence.
But a federal judge in Camden disagreed and has ruled the jury was right to convict them in December. He said the men received a fair trial.
Relatives and several of the men yelled, “Allah akbar” (AH’-lah AHK’-bar) “” Arabic for “God is great” “” in the courtroom after Thursday’s ruling….