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Brief history of “Allahu Akbar” attacks on Churches

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Brief history of “Allahu Akbar” attacks on Churches

Daniel Greenfield

“Allahu Akbar! Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka attacks,” was how ISIS first announced it was claiming credit for the massacre of Christians.

video released of the Islamic terrorists also features the familiar Jihad slogan.

A one-minute video released by Isis showed the same men pledging allegiance to the “caliphate” and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, before shouting “Allahu akbar”.

As regular Jihad Watch readers know, “Allahu Akbar” doesn’t mean, “God is Great”, as the media mistranslates it, but is a declaration that Allah is superior to non-Islamic beliefs.

Here are some other Jihad Watch stories linking Allahu Akbar to violence against churches.

Ethiopia: Muslim mobs screaming “Allahu akbar” attack 10 church buildings

Germany: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” throws firecracker in church during Easter mass, 24 injured in panic

Uganda: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” destroy church, say “No more prayers in this place, or else you’ll all die”

Egypt: Muslim mob screaming “Allahu akbar” attacks Christians, forces closure of church

Russia: Muslim leaders say Muslim who killed 5 at church while screaming “Allahu akbar” has “nothing to do with Islam”

Ethiopia, Germany, Uganda, Egypt, Russia, and now Sri Lanka.

The theme remains the same.

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