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takfiri (plural takfiris)
- (Islam) A radical Muslim who excommunicates other Muslims, or accuses them of apostasy.
2007 July 28, Stephen Farrell, “Strife and Ice, Staples of Life, Overlap in Iraq”, New York Times:
- “In Ghazaliya, it is forbidden to sell ice because the takfiris said, ‘The Prophet Muhammad had no ice in his time,’ ” said Khatan Kareem, a manager at the factory where the drivers worked, shaking his head at the absurdity.
- Takfiris are typically opposed to Shiites.