Islamic-oriented love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A set of closely related extinct Semitic languages, including Sabaean, attested in inscriptions from the eighth to the fifth century B.C. in Yemen, Oman, and elsewhere in the Arabian peninsula.


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  • Israel banned IHH, which has ties to Turkey's Islamic-oriented government, in 2008 because of alleged ties to Hamas.

    Israel's Deadly Flotilla Raid Ruled Legal

  • A Turkish court indicted 196 people, including retired and serving generals, on charges of plotting to bring down the Islamic-oriented government.

    Coup Charges in Turkey

  • ANKARA, Turkey — The struggle between the secular Turkish military and the Islamic-oriented government reached new heights Wednesday as a court jailed 12 senior officers – including five admirals, an army general and six other officers.

    Turkey Coup Plot: Turkish Court Charges Seven Officers

  • Ottaway: Well, I think for ElBaradei, it's quite a gamble because the Muslim Brotherhood has been going through a difficult period in which its own conservatives, who are much more Islamic-oriented, have really prevailed within the party.

    Egypt's Mubarak Grooming Son for Presidency?

  • Relations between the two soured, however, with Turkey's Islamic-oriented government's increasingly vociferous criticism of Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

    Turkey wants to make peace with Israel

  • And, in a Muslim country led by an Islamic-oriented political party, the resort’s clientele hasn’t been an issue.

    Patricia Treble

  • In this regard, the current Islamic-oriented ruling party in Turkey -- AKP -- further augments Turkey's influence.

    Alon Ben-Meir: Can Turkey Defuse Iran's Nuclear Challenge?

  • The invasion of Iraq has strained the long friendship between the U.S. and Turkey, a Western-style democracy that straddles Europe and the Middle East and has an Islamic-oriented government.

    The Ed Schultz Show - News

  • Military regimes favoring Islamic-oriented governments have dominated national politics since independence from the United Kingdom in 1956.


  • In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster - popularly dubbed a "post-modern coup" - of the then Islamic-oriented government.



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  • This one is just weird. Maybe these things I’m taking for bugs represent the Wordnik brain’s jumbled, puerile understanding (speaking metaphorically, I hope) of the lexical universe it inhabits. (It does seem more likely it’s some sort of parsing error specific to the American Heritage Dictionary, but I can dream.)

    October 8, 2011