Friday, November 3, 2017

What the Traditional Jihadi War Cry "Allahu Akbar" Can Mean, According to the New York Times

It can mean:
  • "you're so pretty";
  • "you're so handsome";
  • something "innocuous" (like, say, "have a nice day");
  • nothing whatsoever--it's devoid of meaning.
So when you hear that someone has screamed "Allahu Akbar," and there are lots of dead bodies lying around, do not, I repeat, do not, leap to the conclusion that jihad, or Islam, or ISIS, or Muslims are involved (even if, as noted "Islamophobe" Daniel Greenfield rudely points out, the expression "originated when Mohammed massacred the Jews of Khaybar" and "what it really means is that Allah is superior to your religion").