Police in Australia have kicked off an investigation into the storming of a Sydney movie theater by a group of men who screamed “Allahu Akbar” during a night showing.
Sydney moviegoers were rattled after a group of men stormed their theater and shouted “Allahu akbar” before fleeing.
Four men reportedly took part in the event, which took place at Hoyts Blacktown at Westport shopping mall on Sunday.
Nobody was hurt. The men fled. But moviegoers were understandably on edge.
“Cinemagoers told News Corp Australia the group of men shouted Allahu Akbar before they fled. One of the cinemas was showing Baywatch.”
Allahu akbar is generally reported as meaning, “God is great.”
But that’s a bit skewed.
The meaning is really “God is greater,” a phrase that’s understood in the Muslim world to mean, Allah is greater than any other god, or Allah is greater than any government.
From Robert Spencer, writing in Breitbart:
“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.”
“Chief 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta made this explicit in his letter to himself before carrying out his jihad mission: “When the confrontation begins, strike like champions who do not want to go back to this world. Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.”…
- Police hunt men who storm cinema shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’