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Word: apostate

Definition: one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy


Sentences Containing 'apostate'

A strong supporter of the orthodoxy of Nicaea, Diodore played a pivotal role in the Council of Constantinople and opposed the anti-Christian policies of Julian the Apostate.
After all, to the fundamentalist leadership of al Qaeda, Saddam represented the worst kind of "apostate" regime - a secular police state well practiced in suppressing internal challenges."
Fatah blasted Elmasry, stating that "is a classic threat to label anyone as an apostate and then marginalize them,[...
From there he endeavored to clear the land of "the godless and the apostate".
He appeared to be an apostate to Judaism.
However, Takfiris consider all political authority that does not abide by their interpretation of Islam as illegitimate and apostate; a view which closely mirrors Qutb's views on jahiliyyah.
In the third week of July 632, Abu Bakr scraped together an army mainly from the Banu Hashim (the clan of Muhammad) to defend Medina from an eminent invasion by the apostate forces of Tulayha, a self-proclaimed prophet.
In the third week of July 632, the Caliph Abu Bakr scraped together an army mainly from the Banu Hashim (the clan of Muhammad) to defend Medina from an imminent invasion by the apostate forces of Tulayha, a self-proclaimed prophet.
Like jihadis, Takfiri groups advocate armed struggle against the secular regime, invoking the concepts of jahiliyya, al-hakimiyya (God's sovereignty), and al-takfir (branding as apostate).
They were asked whether there was any possible connection between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, and laughed stating that Bin Laden hated the dictator who he believed was a "Scotch-drinking, woman-chasing apostate.” Timeline.

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