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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • First caliph of the Muslim empire (632–634). He was one of the earliest converts to Islam and ascended to power after the death of his son-in-law Muhammad, establishing Islam as a political and military force throughout Arabia.

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Examples

  • Opposition forces in Misrata on Monday received a boat shipment of weapons and ammunition from Benghazi, and received three boats on Sunday, according to a rebel leader, Aiman Abu-Bakr.

    Libya Rebels Move on Gadhafi Hometown

  • The encounter created controversy both in Washington and Libya, after the Arab satellite channel Al Jazeera published minutes of the meeting as described by the two Libyan officials, Fouad Abu-Bakr Al-Zleitny and Mohammad Ismaeel Ahmad.

    Washington Says It Knew of Ex-Diplomat's Libya Meet

  • "The protesters were peaceful and didn't attack anyone," said Jamil Abu-Bakr.

    Government backers, police attack Jordan protest

  • The Council said in a statement Sunday that the fatwa issued by Sheikh Mohamed al-Maghrawi has no religious validity since its reasoning is based on only one individual case — the marriage of Prophet Mohamed to Aisha bint Abu-Bakr, who most Muslims believe was nine-years-old, in the 7th century.

    Salafi preacher says girls can marry at 9; Moroccan scholars outraged at fatwa

  • Abu-Bakr the two are called "Al-Omaráni," in vulgar parlance,

    Arabian nights. English

  • He gave his name to al Qaeda operatives as Ashraf Ahmad Abu-Bakr al-Hasri.

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  • Abu-Bakr was one of hundreds of foreign fighters who flocked into the killing zones of Iraq to wage war against the "infidels."

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  • Abu-Bakr told The Associated Press the Brotherhood pressed its demands for constitutional amendments to curb Abdullah's power to name prime ministers and instead allow Jordanians to elect them by popular vote.

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  • Abu-Bakr claimed that "thugs" were used or hired to carry out "aggression by groups that do not want reforms."

    The Seattle Times

  • However, Brotherhood spokesman Jamil Abu-Bakr said Tuesday that the government installed on Feb. 9 has not carried out the promised reforms.

    The Seattle Times

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