To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

"Allahu Akbar" vs. "God is Great": The AP Cover-Up on Recent Fresno Attack and Why Words Matters

Caleb Parke : Apr 19, 2017  Charisma News

"The war-cry is mistranslated in the Western media as 'God is great.' But the actual meaning is 'Allah is greater,' meaning "Allah is greater than your God or government." – Robert Spencer

(Fresno, CA) — [Charisma News] Kori Ali Muhammad is suspected of fatally shooting three people in Fresno, California. When the police were taking him into custody, he shouted an all-too-familiar phrase in the world of radical Islam. (Photo Credit: Public Domain)

This is how the Associated Press described what Muhammad said:

"Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted 'God is great' before killings."

There's just one glaring problem.

The Fresno police chief actually said Muhammad yelled "Allahu Akbar"—not "God is great."

So why would a trusted news organization like Associated Press change what he said but for the connotation?

We deserve the truth—not politically correct copy edits.

If a man yells "Allahu Akbar" after gunning down innocent Americans, we don't want the watered-down, fake-news version. We want the cold, hard truth.

I can assure you "Allahu Akbar" is very different from "God is great" in many ways—especially when the shooting took place outside a Catholic Charities facility.

Millions of families across America say "God is great" before they dig into their steak and potatoes every night: "God is great, God is good; let us thank Him for our food."

Islamic terrorists shout "Allahu Akbar" before committing jihad. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Context matters. Words matter. Get it right, AP.

Robert Spencer at Breitbart put it this way in an article from 2015 on this exact topic:

Media outlets routinely mangle the true meaning of "Allahu akbar," the ubiquitous battle cry of Islamic jihadists as they commit mass murder.

The war-cry is mistranslated in the Western media as "God is great." But the actual meaning is "Allah is greater," meaning "Allah is greater than Your God or government."

It is the aggressive declaration that Allah and Islam are dominant over every other form of government, religion, law or ethic, which is why Islamic jihadists in the midst of killing infidels so often shout it.

One primary purpose of shouting is to "strike terror in the hearts of the enemies of Allah."

...

In terms of its connotation, then, "Allahu akbar" can mean just about anything—except the one phrase it is most often rendered as in English, "God is great."

Click here to continue reading.

Charisma News







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

'This is Christ-mas': Actor Tim Allen Pushed Back on Original 'The Santa Clauses' Plot in Quest to Explore Holiday's 'Religious' History

Account Closed: Banks and Businesses Cancel Christians: 'I'd Heard of This Happening to Literally Dozens of Groups'

White House Doublespeak: We Won't Tell Apple to Allow AirDrop in China Because They're Private, That's a Different Situation from Us Vowing to Watch Twitter

South Dakota's Kristi Noem Bans TikTok, Warns of Chinese Intelligence Gathering

Pastors Take Charge Combatting 'Drag Queen Story Hour' with the Gospel

Project Veritas Posts Part 2 in Its Exposé of HHS Corruption: 'a Very Wicked Thing'

Project Veritas: Biden's HHS Complicit in Shocking Human Trafficking, Part One

'The Chosen' Added to Netflix and Immediately Soars in Popularity as one of the 'Most Liked' Titles

Hawaii's Mauna Loa Eruption: Stunning Video Shows Lava Spewing, Reaching Heights of 164 Feet into the Air

'Genderfluid' Biden Official Sam Brinton Charged with Stealing a Woman's Luggage

Biden Wants Your Retirement Savings to Go Woke. Here Are 3 Ways to Protect Yourself

'They Brought This On Themselves': DeSantis Fires Back After Disney's Bob Iger Regrets Being 'Dragged' into Parental Rights

School Board Walks Out after Being Confronted with Trans Material by Parents; Meanwhile, Doctors Confirm Dangers of 'Gender-Affirming Care'

Senate Ignores Conservative Concerns, Passes Democrats' Same-Sex 'Marriage' Bill With 12 Republican Votes

'Great Reset in Full Force': Dutch Government Plans to Shut Down Up To 3,000 Farms to Meet EU Green Goals

Disney's 'Strange World' Tanks, Indicates Woke Film Movement Is Failing: 'Why Does Everything Have to Be Sexualized?'

Walmart Shooter's Suicide Note: 'I Failed to Listen to the Groans of the Holy Spirit'

Focus on the Family Blamed for Club Q Shooting Despite Jim Daly Condemnation, Suspect's Non-Binary Identity

Medical Clinic Treating People Injured by COVID Shot Opens in Italy

Christian Organization Wins Legal Battle, Will Be Allowed to Hire Christians



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com