Great Satan


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Great Satan

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any force, person, organization, or country that is regarded as evil, used esp of the United States by radical Islamists
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It also witnessed the Great Satan which it once had humiliated when it held its citizens hostage inside their embassy in Teheran emerge victorious at the end of the Cold War to earn the title of being the world's only superpower.
Beeman deals with the dynamics of rhetoric that resulted in constructions of "Mad Mullahs" and the "Great Satan," with wellsprings in the respective cultures of the United States and Iran more than in the realities of historical and political events.
What's happened to the Great Satan when so few are willing to fight to defend the country?
Al-Qaeda craves another confrontation with America - the "Great Satan" - and what it views as its allies.
Khomeini called America "the Great Satan." The hostages weren't released until January 1981.
The two countries have been bitter enemies since the Islamic revolution toppled the American- backed Shah in 1979 and Iran still refers to the US as `The Great Satan'.
Last week, Iran's Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan underlined his forces' preparedness to confront Washington, calling the US the "Great Satan".
Asked by her if the United States was "still the great Satan for Iran," Larijani ducked the question and instead went on the attack.
Summary: In the past three weeks I have had the slightly hectic but immense pleasure of visiting Tehran, Damascus and New York - from the Axis of Evil to the Great Satan, as they sometimes refer to each other.
Blessed be Imam Khomeini for calling it =91the Great Satan.= =92 Throughout the history of the human race, there has never been a countr= y, a leadership, or an- elite as barbaric as they are in the USA.
Andrew Marr confronts this critical question, particularly after the war on Iraq where some dub the US the Great Satan.
to a Tehran crowd estimated at over one million, which interrupted his speech by repeatedly chanting, "Death to America." According to a French news agency, there were lines of volunteers waiting to sign up on a martyrs list, presumably to carry out suicide attacks against the "Great Satan" (that's us).