Allahu Akbar


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Allahu Akbar

(ˈæləˌhu ˈakˌbaː)
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(Islam) Islam an exclamation used in the call to prayer and also used as a call to the defence of Muslims, an expression of approval, and a funeral litany
[from Arabic, literally: God is most great]
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Allahu Akbar is Arabic for "God is Great." Muslims use it in prayer & as expression of gratitude.
A witness told Reuters she saw a man take out a knife from his sleeve and then stab a young girl and then a second woman, shouting what could have been "Allahu Akbar".
As German hostage Jeurgen Kantner's neck was being slit, his Abu Sayyaf executioners were shouting, 'Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar!' (God is great).
It is alleged that the suspect used the phrase 'Allahu Akbar' during the attack and when arrested by police."
The attack on Saturday afternoon is being treated as a terrorist incident, notably because the man shouted "Allahu akbar!" - Arabic for "God is great" - as he slashed at the officers.
Belgian prime minister Charles Michel said the 33-year-old Algerian attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he slashed at the officers in Charleroi.
Police commandos shot dead the terrorists, who were shouting "Allahu Akbar" in the church's courtyard.
Some witnesses said he shouted "Allahu akbar" ("God is great" in Arabic) but the motive for the attack is unclear.
The settlers were met by the worshipers stationed at Al-Aqsa chanting 'Allahu akbar' (God is great).
-Var of people says Allahu Akbar (God is the Greatest)
We should never forget that the last words spoken from the cockpit of United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11 were: "Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!
According to the Daily Star, the toddler is seen firing a series of bullets from the gun, as adults around chant Allahu Akbar -'God is Greater'.