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martyrdom

mor ter duhm

  • n  death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause
  • n  any experience that causes intense suffering

  • How ironic that a regime that so insistently perpetuated the cult of martyrdom may itself become undone with the aid of an Iranian martyr: a 26-year-old woman named Neda Agha .
  • The result was Women of Allah (1993-97), a photographic series of militant Muslim women that subverts the stereotype and examines the Islamic idea of martyrdom.
  • The militants fighting Pakistan's covert war with India train in spartan camps where they are schooled for battle and prepared for martyrdom.
News & Articles

  • 'Jihawg Ammo' Offers Pork-Painted Bullets to Shoot Muslims
    The conspiracy website WorldNetDaily is promoting a company in Idaho that sells bullets coated with "pork-infused paint" that are supposed to "deter Islamists from martyrdom." The company, Jihawg Ammo, is apparently playing on the Islamic tradition of not eating pork, hatred of Muslims and love of guns. WorldNetDaily reports: A company in northern Idaho has come up with a culturally sensitive ...
    June 14, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • India Ink: Image of the Day: June 12
    Sikhs commemorate the martyrdom of one of their gurus in New Delhi.        
    June 12, 2013 - New York Times
Quotes

  • Ali Larijani in BBC News
    Mr Larijani, speaking at an open session of parliament which was broadcast live on state radio, said: "We express our condolences for their martyrdom. The intention of the terrorists was definitely to disrupt security in Sistan-Baluchistan...
  • Ramzi Binalshibh in International Herald Tribune
    Asked if he understands that he could be executed if found guilty, Binalshibh said: "If this martyrdom happens today, I welcome it. God is great. God is great. God is great."
  • Morgan Tsvangirai in Taipei Times
    Democratic change in Zimbabwe is within sight. Far from killing my spirit, the scars they brutally inflicted on me have re-energized me,Tsvangirai wrote. "I seek no martyrdom. I only seek a new dispensation in my country in which citizens...

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