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  • n  a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
  • a  relating to or believing in the millennium of peace and happiness

  • Officials then acknowledged the Shi'a millenarian nature of the Army of Heaven, but still claimed the group was supported by Sunni terrorists and included foreign Arabs of the kind .
  • Others among the senior clergy are leery of promoting such millenarian beliefs.
  • Nonetheless, a few tantalizing similarities exist between then and now, among them the revival of millenarian sects and predictions about the world's end.

  • Juan Cole in International Herald Tribune
    It seems most likely that this was Shiite on Shiite violence, with millenarian cultists making an attempt to march on Najaf during the chaos of the ritual season of Muharram,Islamic scholar Juan Cole said on his Web site. "The dangers of...
  • Steve Coll in
    Writing in the New Yorker, Steve Coll notes that Bin Laden "should be understood not only as a self-isolating radical imbued with millenarian religious narratives, but also as a modern and globalized figure whose experiences and outlook belong very...
  • Efraim Karsh in Spero News
    That fusion has, in turn, led to what Karsh calls "Islam's millenarian imperial experience"-and, one might add, the millenarian political expectations of some Muslims today.

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