Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Micah Halpern: "Allahu Akbar" - Jerusalem Post

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http://m.jpost.com/Opinion/Allahu-Akbar-468684#article=6022RDI5RDJFMTA4NEY0QjRDM0E1OTVGNzNBN0YzMDY3OTM=
‘Allahu Akbar’
By MICAH HALPERN
Sun, 25 Sep 2016, 08:56 PM
The translation of the phrase 
is often rendered as “God is Great,” 
but when you unpack the term 
you quickly realize that it is much more 
than a simple expression.

...
The expression sends shivers down our spines. 
We understand how it was intended 
when Egyptian Olympic judoka 
Islam El Shenaby uttered the words 
just before his match with 
Israeli Olympic judoka Ori Sasson. 
He was not celebrating the birth of a child.

It was a declaration of jihad, of war, 
it was a war cry used to destroy the non-believer.

...

Terrorist all over Israel have used 
the takbir as their battle cry.

The Hadith, which is a set of additional 
Muslim texts written after the Koran, 
describe how the prophet Mohamed 
prepared to attack the Jews 
in Khaibar in 628 CE. 
As he begins the battle, 
he shouts “Allahu Akbar.”