Although the phrase "Allahu Akbar" (الله أكبر) is a common phrase used by all Muslims in various situations, including the [[Salah]] (obligatory five prayers a day) and has even been used in the past by some non-Muslims as a show of support for the protesting Iranians
, it is widely associated with the Muslims who shout it whilst engaged in [[Terrorism|Jihad]]
Many Muslims and their apologists claim it is simply the [[Arabic]] translation of a common English phrase meaning "God is great!" However, this is untrue. "Allahu Akbar" does not mean "God is great" as claimed. It actually means "[[Allah]] is greater." Greater than what? You may ask. The fact that it is a war cry for the Jihadists<ref name="Ludwig W. Adamec">Ludwig W. Adamec, Historical Dictionary of Islam, Scarecrow Press, 2nd ed. 2009, pg. 32</ref> should give you a clue to this.