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ISIS claiming responsibility for killing dozens of people and wounding more than 100 during a peaceful demonstration by Hazara (Shi'a) in Kabul, Afghanistan
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Witnesses said the shopping centre gunman screamed 'I'm German' and 'Allahu Akbar' before shooting

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"Allahu Akbar" WTF does that mean anyway? I seem to remember hearing that phrase before somewhere.



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you have such an obsession with this that if your plumbing broke down and your toilet made a noise you'd think it was a yelling that at you in a blazing glory
The only reason this is being pursued is because of the 5th year anniversary, though I doubt it has any other relevance. He did apparently research mass shootings
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"Allahu Akbar" WTF does that mean anyway? I seem to remember hearing that phrase before somewhere.

 

It means a lot of things. For instance, if my coffee came out really well one morning I might say ya salaaaaaaam Allahu akbar! Or maybe if my friend gets a new job I might say mabruk Allahu akbar! Or also maybe if I had a kid and he said his first words and they were baba I might say Allahu akbar! 

 

It means God is greater/bigger, quite literally by the way. Akbar is the comparative of the word kabiir which means big, great, old and is from the root k-b-r which generally means big. For example the verb kabara means to be great while the verb kabbara means to make big or magnify. In the form istaf3ala we have istakbara which has a reflexive meaning to think oneself great or to be arrogant. 

 

Arabic is a fun language you should try it out. 

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It means a lot of things. For instance, if my coffee came out really well one morning I might say ya salaaaaaaam Allahu akbar! Or maybe if my friend gets a new job I might say mabruk Allahu akbar! Or also maybe if I had a kid and he said his first words and they were baba I might say Allahu akbar! 

It means God is greater/bigger, quite literally by the way. 

You've nicely explained the different ways it might be employed within a given context. So, within the context of a mass shooting, how would the shooter likely use it?
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Except the guy didn't say it, in all likelihood. Why would he, he was seemingly studying mass shootings liked the one 5 years ago

Like I said before, the chance of him being Sunni is tiny, and begin a practicing Shia still small, and Shii haven't staged attacks outside of ME in quite some time , even then then they targeted political figures.
And as an expression it's not even used that much by Iranian shias I've come across (they more often opt for Ya Ali)

Every source is now revealing that he was a mentally disturbed victim of bullying, perhaps with a [German] nationalist bent
Edited by the shah - 7/23/16 at 11:47am
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He apparently had Breivik set as his profile picture on whatsapp
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He really seems like a charming fellow.
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FYI there is a march organised and lead by local Muslim orgs happening from the Capitol building in DC , "Americans against terrorism, hate, violence"

They began with a pledge of allegiance and singing of the national anthem

Expected media coverage: minimal
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They changed the title from "Americans Against Trump and for Gun Control." That's nice.
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Not sure where you got that from but all flyers I have seen have had the same title since 2+ weeks ago though now violence generally rather than gun violence .
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Except the guy didn't say it, in all likelihood.

Just in case that was directed at me I never claimed he said that and actually called neo-Nazi. It was just Ethan was trying to make out someone yelling that phrase in a mass shooting could mean a number of things and we all know that's really not the case. Yes, the phrase can be used in different contexts with different modifiers in the sentence, but as he was making this a contextual lesson let's not forget the context of mass shootings.
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Wasn't directed at you but those pushing for an nonexistent connection, it is irrelevant in this case

He apparently targeted foreign-looking people ... 6 of the 9 killed were Albanian, kosovoan, or turk ?
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Not sure where you got that from but all flyers I have seen have had the same title since 2+ weeks ago though now violence generally rather than gun violence .

Probably a good call. Nothing makes me feel more welcoming than a bunch of recent immigrants marching to take away my rights.
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Gun violence is a right ? Interesting
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Munich shooter apparently converted to Christianity.

 

Where's your god now, Kai? 

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