“It is recited by millions of Muslims and Arab Christians every day.”
In daily and regular contact with Arab Christians for sixteen years, I never once heard any one of them ever say “Allahu akbar.” In discussing this with some of them, they said it was because of the use Islamic jihadists made of the phrase. Coptic Christians even avoid using the word “Allah” altogether, because of its close association with the Allah of Islam.
In any case, the establishment media is making an all-out effort to whitewash “Allahu akbar” in the wake of the New York City truck jihad massacre, with articles explaining that it is wonderful in CNN, the New York Times, and elsewhere, including now the New York Daily News. Zainab Chaudry of Hamas-linked CAIR argues that non-Muslims shouldn’t “believe the worst” about “Allahu akbar” because Muslims don’t just scream it while murdering non-Muslims, but use it in a variety of contexts. That is true, but it doesn’t change the fact that Muslims scream “Allahu akbar” while killing infidels because the phrase means “Allah is greater,” not “God is greatest” as she falsely claims here, and is a declaration of the superiority and supremacy of Islam.
Chaudry’s conclusion is chilling: “So the next time you hear Allahu Akbar — whether it’s in a media report, on an airplane, or in a shopping mall, remember that the phrase used by millions of Muslims and Christians daily to praise God regardless of their circumstances, can never be justified for use when harming His creation.”
If you’re hearing it on an airplane or in a shopping mall, you may well be in the midst of a jihad terror attack. But those on that airplane who are conditioned by Zainab Chaudry and the establishment media won’t fight back, and those in that shopping mall won’t run when they hear it, because that would be “Islamophobic.”
And so the casualties will be maximized.
“Extremists distort powerful meaning of ‘Allahu Akbar’ in acts of terrorism,” by Zainab Chaudry, New York Daily News, November 4, 2017:
It’s one of the most frequently spoken pentasyllabic phrases in the Arabic language.
It is recited by millions of Muslims and Arab Christians every day.
And, at least in the West, it has become wrongly linked to terrorism.
Known as the takbir in Arabic, the phrase literally translates to “God is the greatest.”
American-Muslims like myself are reclaiming it — from both the misguided extremists who have misappropriated it, and the pundits who’ve supported their agenda by deliberately or inadvertently endorsing its weaponization.
This phrase is used in a multitude of ways: in worship or prayer; in moments of happiness or relief; to glorify and reflect on God’s majesty; to express joy and dismay; in appreciation of something that resonates with us….
Unfortunately, the copious amounts of misinformation that exists about Islam and Muslims makes some Americans more inclined to believe the worst.
Islamophobes capitalize on this to exploit terrorist acts involving Muslims as being falsely reflective of Islam.
Understanding appropriate context and consulting legitimate sources is crucial when contemplating religion partly because it can help prevent fear, anger and hatred.
Recently, in a despicable and cowardly attack, the man accused of killing eight people after plowing a Home Depot truck onto a bike path in Manhattan reportedly uttered Allahu Akbar after the incident.
He joins a list of others who’ve reportedly said these words after brutal acts of violence
But don’t be deceived by extremists who use this phrase while waging discord and wreaking terror….
So the next time you hear Allahu Akbar — whether it’s in a media report, on an airplane, or in a shopping mall, remember that the phrase used by millions of Muslims and Christians daily to praise God regardless of their circumstances, can never be justified for use when harming His creation.