That they actually think that explains the ‘reporting’ of the old news media, and why more people than ever are rejecting them…
New York Times: “Allahu akbar” has “somehow” become “intertwined with terrorism”
Somehow! How could this have possibly happened? Could it possibly have to do with the numerous Muslims who scream “Allahu akbar” while in the process of murdering infidels? Could it have something to do with 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta, who reminded himself to “shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers”?
The association of “Allahu akbar” with jihad violence is not something new. When Muhammad launched his surprise attack on the Jews of the Khaybar oasis in Arabia, he screamed “Allahu akbar”:
We reached Khaibar early in the morning and the inhabitants of Khaibar came out carrying their spades, and when they saw the Prophet (ﷺ) they said, “Muhammad! By Allah! Muhammad and his army!” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight) then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.” (Bukhari 64.238.4198)
This New York Times article is correct in saying that Muslims say “Allahu akbar” in a wide variety of contexts. That does not change the fact, however, that jihadis routinely scream it during their attacks, precisely in order to “strike terror in the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60).