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'.