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's a 'war cry' for the Jihadis (more recently including Major [[Murder Has A Religion|Nidal Malik Hasan]]) should give you a clue to this. Let's examine the use of this phrase in [[Islam and Scripture|scripture]], and the use of these words in their original Arabic.