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Kaffirs

(both: kăf`ərz) [Arab.,=infidel], name applied by European settlers to the Xhosa branch of the BantuBantu languages,
group of African languages forming a subdivision of the Benue-Niger division of the Niger-Congo branch of the Niger-Kordofanian language family (see African languages).
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-speaking people of S Africa. Originally used only for the inhabitants of the Transkeian Territories (then called Kaffraria), the name came to be commonly employed as a derogatory term for all black Africans. The South African government encouraged use of the term Bantu rather than Kafir or native.
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'I have been labelled as kafir and now he says that he has never labelled Umno as kafirs,' said Dr Mahathir in the ceramah that was attended by close to 2,000 people at the playground of PPR Kerinchi today.Dr Mahathir urged attendees to reject PAS, and defended his role during the Memali incident, where he said police only opened fire as four of their own had been shot.
The kafirs destroyed Lanao with bombs,' said the message written in Maranao.
So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright." Such a Quranic verse is similar to Kipling's portrayal of the believer who suffers at the hands of kafirs.
Such things are done by kafirs (disbelievers in Islam) only," the President concluded.
He was asked about fatwa issued by 23 clerics of a country (Saudi Arabia) that the Shias are infidels, heretics (Kafirs).
Elmi, originally from Somalia, lashed out at members of the Madrassa Qasim Ul Uloom centre, Washwood Heath Road, on June 15 last year after accusing them of being "kafirs" or non-believers.
DAMASCUS, (SANA) -- The Levant Scholars Union affirmed that the fatwas of al-Qaradawi and the Wahabi Saudi Mufti and the statement issued by the Islamic World League which instigate bloodshed and label groups among Muslims as "kafirs" or heretics are far removed from Islamic principles, contradict the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad, stressing that these fatwas serve the enemies of the Islamic nation.
The terror charges against the suspects included joining Al-Qaeda, adopting the takfiri ideology (declaring other Muslims as kafirs) issuing religious edicts against rulers, traveling to foreign countries to fight for Al-Qaeda, manufacturing explosives, sheltering wanted terrorists, recruitment of youths for terror activities, offering financial support to terror organizations, and possession of weapons and participating in terror training camps.
It is these madrassas which distorted the meaning of word Jihad (Jihad in Koran means striving to utmost) to killing the Kafirs (Kafir in real sense means those hiding truth), presented as those not believing in Allah.
He warned: "We should declare to everyone: Muslims and kafirs (non-Muslims) are not equal in this country."
The Muslim sacred books cover all aspects of warfare, from methods and tactics of violence against kafirs to war booty to truces, he says.
Those who reject the Quran are called rejecters (kafirs), not infidels or heathens.