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  • n. Alternative spelling of shaheed.

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Examples

  • It doesn't help that Mousavi is no longer asking demonstrators to stay at home: his official website today announced that "silent" (more banners, less chanters) rallies would be held on Thursday in honor of the killed protesters, which he called shahid's (martyrs), and their families.

    Shirin Sadeghi: Leadership in Peril: Iranians Won't Wait Out Recount

  • Palestinian suicide bombers are often called shahid.

    Peace Meals

  • But in Sunni Islam, the shahid is one who is killed in battle; he achieves martyrdom by dying in the holy war.

    Lenten Weblog

  • And she said the biggest difference is use the word -- instead of suicide bomber they use the word shahid (ph), which the literal translation -- correct me if we ` re wrong here -- is witness or martyr.

    CNN Transcript Jul 20, 2006

  • And she said the biggest difference is use the word -- instead of suicide bomber they use the word shahid, which the literal translation -- correct me if we ` re wrong here -- is witness or martyr.

    CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2006

  • He endured the crossing twice a day, in and out, realising that without such stringent security Israel was at the mercy of any indoctrinated Palestinian who decided that to be a shahid was the way to go.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • To honor and admire the family of a shahid is a religious obligation and the family's status is thus elevated among religious and traditionalist Palestinians.

    The Suicide Bombers

  • Nor is he the least bit disturbed by the children used as suicide bombers and indoctrinated into believing that becoming a shahid is the highest honor they can achieve.

    Israpundit

  • When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Israeli massacres against the victims in the Gaza Strip, is how these victims are referred to and classified, and the [supposed] necessity of calling them 'shahid' (martyr) and 'shuhada' (martyrs).

    IMRA Middle East News Updates

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