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Submitted by Lactantius Jr (United Kingdom), Jul 1, 2008 at 05:30

Allahu akbar doesn't mean "God is great," because the Qur'anic Allah is not the God of the Bible, actually it is Arabic for "Allah is Most Great," it is used on many occasions, be it the call to salat ("prayer"), when slaying animals for food, etc. as a form of confession, or a calling out the name and rule of Allah over everything.

Very prominently, it is the rallying cry or battle cry among Muslims both in past and present times, and as such, it is a statement asserting at the same time, the superiority of Allah, Islam and Muslims over everyone else.

The Americans Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl, who were abducted and murdered in Iraq, were slaughtered in the same way as sheep during the Eid-el-Adha ("feast of the sacrifice"). Laid on his side, Mr. Berg's throat was cut while his killers repeated over and over again, the noxious chant of Allahu-akbar, Allahu-akbar, Allahu-akbar.

Nabil Ahmed Issa Jaourah the jihadi gunman who opened fire on a group of foreign tourists in Amman, Jordan, in September 2006, killing a British man, approached the tourists shouting Allahu-akbar, before opening fire on them. What a noxious thing it is, and because most Westerners are clueless about Christianity and ignorant about Islam, they don't know the difference between the God of the Bible and the Allah of the Qur'an, but John Ashworth, the US Attorney General at the time of 9/11 showed he knew much more about Islam than his President, by saying the crucial difference between Christianity and Islam, is that the God of the Bible sent His Son to die for us, whilst the Qur'anic Allah requires Muslim's sons to die for him." That's some difference isn't it?

Lactantius Jr.

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